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Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley

About Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley

Operating since: 1977

Preschool through 8th Grade

More About Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley

Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley is the biggest and oldest bilingual school in the East Bay, but more importantly, one of the pioneers of the language immersion movement in the Bay area.

With a unique innovative international curriculum taught daily in English and French, complemented by language instruction in Spanish and Mandarin starting in Middle School, EB is one of the most academically challenging PS-8th-grade private schools in the Bay Area, and prides itself with a very strong high school and college placement track record.

At EB we believe in a holistic approach: the “key 12 years,” ages 2 through 14, providing the essential foundation each child needs for academic, linguistic, creative, moral, and physical development. We embrace the concept of "growth" and the belief in one’s own ability and the ability of others to become better and more capable human beings.

Our students and parents benefit from a very nurturing, dynamic, diverse, and inclusive community. At EB, our multilingual program of learning is carefully designed to elicit growth and the unique, personal strengths of each child, supporting progress naturally and confidently from day-to-day and year-to-year, and equipping students with the skills necessary to secure success here, but also in high school, college, and beyond.

  • California Association of Independent Schools
  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Admission Deadline: January 2021
Annual Tuition Range: $29,555 - $33,715

Courses & Services Offered:

  • Athletic & Sports Program
  • Computer Technology
  • Extended Care
  • Field Trips
  • Financial Aid
  • Foreign Language Immersion
  • Music Instruction/Band
  • Standardized Testing Administered
  • Transportation Service
  • Tutoring & Homework Assistance

Other Information



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Discover what an EB education means by hearing directly from parents, students and alumni. A film made by EB alumna Christina Choate.

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Watch how Kindergarten students for whom French is not the first language develop their French-speaking skills using a method called Tatou Le Matou.