Here are the 2022 Top Schools voted by the readers of Parents Press:

Schools – Elementary Schools

Top 5 Reader’s Choice Alternative Learning Styles Elementary Schools in Alameda County in 2022 – TIE

  • Berkwood Hedge School
  • Black Pine Circle School
  • Ecole Bilingual de Berkeley
  • Montessori Elementary School of Alameda
  • Park Day School
  • The Crowden School

Winner Reader’s Choice Alternative Learning Styles Elementary Schools in Alameda County in 2022

  • Ecole Bilingual de Berkeley

Top 5 Reader’s Choice Bilingual Elementary Schools in Alameda County in 2022 – TIE

  • Black Pine Circle School
  • East Bay German International School
  • Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley
  • Escuela Biling√ºe Internacional (EBI)
  • The Renaissance International School

Winner Reader’s Choice Bilingual Elementary Schools in Alameda County in 2022

  • The Renaissance International School

Top 5 Reader’s Choice Faith-based Elementary Schools in Alameda County in 2022

  • California Crosspoint Academy
  • Corpus Christi School
  • Redwood Christian Elementary School
  • School of the Madeleine
  • St Philip Neri Catholic School

Winner Reader’s Choice Faith-based Elementary Schools in Alameda County in 2022

  • Corpus Christi School

Top 5 Reader’s Choice Montessori Elementary Schools in Alameda County in 2022

  • American International Montessori School
  • Global Montessori International School
  • Grand Lake Montessori
  • Montessori Elementary School of Alameda
  • The Renaissance International School

Winner Reader’s Choice Montessori Elementary Schools in Alameda County in 2022

  • The Renaissance International School

Top 5 Reader’s Choice Private Independent Elementary Schools in Alameda County in 2022

  • Berkwood Hedge School
  • Black Pine Circle School
  • East Bay German International School
  • Park Day School
  • The Renaissance International School

Winner Reader’s Choice Private Independent Elementary Schools in Alameda County in 2022

  • Berkwood Hedge School

Top 5 Reader’s Choice Progressive Elementary Schools in Alameda County in 2022

  • Berkwood Hedge School
  • Black Pine Circle School
  • Park Day School
  • Redwood Day School
  • The Renaissance International School

Winner Reader’s Choice Progressive Elementary Schools in Alameda County in 2022

  • Park Day School

Top 5 Reader’s Choice Public Elementary Schools in Alameda County in 2022

  • Franklin Elementary School
  • Kensington Hilltop
  • Lincoln Elementary School
  • Oxford Elementary School
  • Yu Ming Charter School

Winner Reader’s Choice Public Elementary Schools in Alameda County in 2022

  • Kensington Hilltop

Schools – Middle Schools

Top 5 Reader’s Choice Bilingual Middle Schools in Alameda County in 2022

  • East Bay German International School
  • Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley
  • Escuela Biling√ºe Internacional (EBI)
  • The Renaissance International School
  • Yu Ming Charter School

Winner Reader’s Choice Bilingual Middle Schools in Alameda County in 2022

  • East Bay German International School

Top 5 Reader’s Choice Faith-based Middle Schools in Alameda County in 2022

  • California Crosspoint Academy
  • Corpus Christi School
  • Redwood Christian School
  • St Philip Neri School
  • St Theresa School

Winner Reader’s Choice Faith-based Middle Schools in Alameda County in 2022

  • Corpus Christi School

Top 5 Reader’s Choice Montessori Middle Schools in Alameda County in 2022

  • Eagle Peak Montessori School
  • Montessori Elementary School of Alameda
  • Montessori Family School
  • The Renaissance International School
  • Valley Montessori School

Winner Reader’s Choice Montessori Middle Schools in Alameda County in 2022

  • Montessori Elementary School of Alameda

Top 10 Reader’s Choice Private Independent Middle Schools in Alameda County in 2022

  • Berkeley Rose Waldorf School
  • Berkwood Hedge School
  • Black Pine Circle School
  • Crowden School
  • East Bay German International School
  • Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley – Middle School Campus
  • Montessori Elementary School of Alameda
  • Park Day School
  • Redwood Day School
  • The Renaissance International School

Winner Reader’s Choice Private Independent Middle Schools in Alameda County in 2022

  • Black Pine Circle School

Top 5 Reader’s Choice Progressive Middle Schools in Alameda County in 2022

  • Berkeley Rose Waldorf School
  • Black Pine Circle School
  • Crowden School
  • Park Day School
  • Tilden Preparatory School

Winner Reader’s Choice Progressive Middle Schools in Alameda County in 2022

  • Black Pine Circle School

Top 5 Reader’s Choice Public Middle Schools in Alameda County in 2022

 

  • Albany Middle School
  • Edna Brewer Middle School
  • Lincoln Middle School
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School
  • Piedmont Middle School

Winner Reader’s Choice Public Middle Schools in Alameda County in 2022

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School

Schools – High Schools

Top 5 Reader’s Choice Alternative Learning Style High Schools in Alameda County in 2022

  • Bayhill High School
  • Maybeck High School
  • Oakland School For the Arts
  • The Academy of Alameda
  • Tilden Preparatory School

Winner Reader’s Choice Alternative Learning Style High Schools in Alameda County in 2022

  • Tilden Preparatory School

Top 5 Reader’s Choice Boarding High Schools in Alameda County in 2022

  • Arch Bishop Riordan High School
  • Eastside College Prep
  • San Domenico
  • The Athenian
  • Woodside Priory

Winner Reader’s Choice Boarding High Schools in Alameda County in 2022

  • The Athenian

Top 5 Reader’s Choice Faith-Based High Schools in Alameda County in 2022

  • Bishop O’Dowd High School
  • California Crosspoint Academy
  • Holy Names High School
  • Redwood Christian High School
  • St. Joseph Notre Dame High School

Winner Reader’s Choice Faith-Based High Schools in Alameda County in 2022

  • Bishop O’Dowd High School

Top 5 Reader’s Choice Private Independent High Schools in Alameda County in 2022

  • East Bay German International School
  • Head-Royce School
  • Maybeck High School
  • Tilden Preparatory School
  • The College Preparatory School

Winner Reader’s Choice Private Independent High Schools in Alameda County in 2022

  • Tilden Preparatory School

Top 5 Reader’s Choice Public High Schools in Alameda County in 2022

  • Alameda High School
  • Albany High School
  • Amador Valley High School
  • Berkeley High School
  • Piedmont High School

Winner Reader’s Choice Public High Schools in Alameda County in 2022

  • Albany High School

About the Top Schools in the 2022 Parents Press Readers Choice Poll

The Best of Parents Press was born with the idea to give readers in the Bay Area a chance to voice their opinions on their personal ‘Family Favorite’ choices for Schools and everything kids and family. The program has evolved over the years, and hopefully, with a lot of input from our readers, we’ve been able to make it better and better.

The voting for Alameda County Schools is conducted in a two-round process. The first round occurs in the month of March and early April with open write-in nominations for parent’s favorite Schools taking place. 

As the nomination period for Schools in the first round comes to a close, shortly after, the second round opens with the top nominee A Schools being selectable in this final round of voting during the month of April and May. Write-in nominations are no longer available, and voters are open to select their favorite Schools from among those that are listed.

The final winners are posted in the August issue of Parents Press

We hope you enjoy! And we hope you come back to vote next year!