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hillegassBerkeley Rose is Growing!
We are delighted to announce the opening of our newest campus. Located in Downtown Berkeley blocks from the UC Campus, our unique site offers large rooms, wonderful light, and a thriving community. With our latest facilities, Berkeley Rose School is primed to grow! We are accepting applications at both of our campuses for nursery through Grade 5. Come for a tour or join us at one of our open house events. We welcome you to be a part of our community.

Save the Date…
Fall Open House, October 15th 10am-12noon

Please telephone Karen Hunt, 510-859-7679, to reserve a space

Open House Dates: October 15, November 19, and January 21

For more information or to schedule a tour call 510-859-7679 or email info@berkeleyrose.org.


Currently Enrolling for 2017/18

Continued enrollment still available for some 2016/17 classes. Please contact info@berkeleyrose.org for current information and availability.


Berkeley Rose School is inspired by Waldorf education, developed by Rudolf Steiner. The teachings and philosophy take a complete approach to learning—“head, heart, and hands”—and address each child as an individual with innate talents and abilities.

Founded in 2009, Berkeley Rose School established an urban East Bay presence for Waldorf education. This developing Waldorf school brings the ideals of meaningful learning, independent inquiry, confidence and well-roundedness to students at a campus in the heart of Berkeley.

Berkeley Rose School started as a 12-student kindergarten in the living room of one of the founding parents. Seven years later we’ve grown to a thriving school with parent-child classes, two preschools, two kindergartens, and a grades program offering first through fourth, growing a grade a year.

The vision for Berkeley Rose has always been to offer children a school that can be their home from preschool through 8th grade—to build a school that provides community for families for a decade or more as their children move through the grades.

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Support our New Campus in the
Heart of Berkeley!

We raised over $170K toward a $220K goal. Participation in the campaign was high, with well over half the families in the school gifting generous donations to the campaign. Thank you to every family who made this possible.  While we didn’t end up meeting the very ambitious goal, the raised funds will be covering the essential needs, health, safety, functionality and aesthetics of the new site.

While the official campaign has ended, we recognize that you might be inspired to contribute at a later date. If you’d like to do so, you can always donate by check or with Paypal. Any additional contributions will go towards projects that did not get funded this time around, such as the outdoor play yards, fencing, lazure painting, and additional classroom buildouts.

Give Today!
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free to be a child, empowered to become a nobel laureate
Waldorf graduate receives a Nobel prize. Read all about it.
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