Children experience an enthusiasm for learning

Why do our children look forward to coming to school each day, and “wish school went all summer long”?

  • Because our children experience learning through storytelling, singing, art and movement.
  • Because they are taught concepts at the developmentally appropriate time.

Because our teaching method is filled with creativity and the teacher’s enthusiasm.
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Essentials of Early Childhood: A Talk by Dr. Jennifer Schmitt

Thursday, September 27, 2018 from 7 to 9 pm.
Berkeley Rose Waldorf School– Cedar Campus Babcock Room (upstairs at Christ Church), 2138 Cedar Street between Walnut and Oxford Streets. 

Dr. Schmitt will present what the current research says about the importance of warmth, movement and sleep in childhood and how it effects your child’s learning and sense of well being.  Dr. Jennifer Schmitt is an Anthroposophic Naturopathic Doctor with an integrative pediatric and family practice in the East and North Bay.


Berkeley Rose Waldorf School has limited openings remaining for the 2018/2019 year. Please contact Karen Hunt, Admissions Coordinator, at (510) 859-7679, ext. 1, or info@berkeleyrose.org for more information or submit an inquiry form:

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Berkeley Rose is an Associate Member of AWSNA

Berkeley Rose School was recently accredited by the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA) as an Associate member and will now be recognized as Berkeley Rose Waldorf School (BRWS).

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 Waldorf 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 Waldorf School started as a 12-student kindergarten in the living room of one of the founding parents. Eight years later we’ve grown to a thriving school with parent-child classes five days a week, several early childhood classes, and a grades program offering first through sixth in 2018-19, growing a grade a year through 8th grade.

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.

Free to be a child, empowered to become a Nobel Laureate

Waldorf graduate receives a Nobel prize. Read all about it.