Growing Together – Volunteer this Summer!
In order to be ready for September we need your help.
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.
Waldorf graduate receives a Nobel prize. Read all about it.
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 meaingful 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.