About Us

Who we are

The Berkeley School believes that a focus on civic engagement requires students to achieve their full potential as individual scholars, members of their local communities and active citizens of the world.

At The Berkeley School, we prepare our students to become successful lifelong learners, innovators, and creators. Our teachers reinvest in their classrooms by recognizing the importance of social-emotional development and conflict resolution skills, empathy, and cooperation. Low student-teacher ratios ensure that every child can connect with our highly-skilled teaching staff.

The Berkeley School is accredited by the Schools Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). We also hold full accreditation from the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS).

About the project

7th graders from The Berkeley School in Berkeley, CA have been answering the question "How can we make healthy and nutritious foods more accessible to our community?" and landed upon knowledge and awareness. To harness the power of knowledge and awareness students first learned about what makes food healthy and nutritious, they learned about why everyone doesn't have access to healthy and nutritious foods, they learned about why everyone should have access to healthy and nutritious foods, and they learned about who has access to healthy and nutritious foods.

Next, students went out into the community with a created assessment tool to evaluate local stores that sold food. Using the data collected from over 15 stores, students gave each store a rating based off of the variety of healthy and nutritious foods offered, the access the store has to public transportation, and the prices of the top ten most commonly sold food items.