Berkeley Rose Waldorf School was founded by parents and early childhood teacher Anita Rosasco*, and opened its doors in 2009 in a historic landmark private home on Rose and Arch streets in Berkeley. (The school’s rose logo comes from a tile in the home’s fireplace). Berkeley Rose moved four times in its first four years, until finding its current early childhood and grades campuses in central Berkeley.

The school has been made possible by hardworking pioneering parents and teachers who have worked with joy, vision, and dedication to the mission to bring an independent school inspired by Waldorf education to the Berkeley-Oakland-Emeryville area. The school is deeply grateful to all the educators, parents, and financial supporters past and present who continue to help Berkeley Rose grow and prosper.


* Ms. Roasasco received her Waldorf teacher certification from the Eugene Waldorf Teacher Training in 2009