The Academy is a unique independent school in Berkeley, California with an advanced academic curriculum. The Academy’s mission is to develop thoughtful, ambitious, and deep learners.
For nearly fifty years The Academy, located in the Elmwood neighborhood of Berkeley, is known for academic excellence in a warm, diverse, nurturing, and supportive environment. This is a full-time position to begin ASAP.
The Academy at a Glance
Grades served: K-8
Educational philosophy: Rigorous academics supported by small class sizes and expert teachers who utilize the Socratic method in their classrooms
Total number of students per class in Lower School: 12
Total number of students per class in Upper School: 15
Total enrollment: 88
Percentage of students of color: 52% (2016-17 school year)
Percentage of faculty holding advanced degrees in their field: 85%
Since our founding in 1969, The Academy has remained steadfast in our commitment to providing a rich and rigorous education for our students and to creating a warm and nurturing environment in which they can explore their passions and expand their intellectual horizons. The Academy’s mission is to develop thoughtful, ambitious, and deep learners. We honor our students’ individuality while cultivat...ing their sense of integrity, their respect for others, and their commitment to service in a global society. We are proud to be an academic community in which every member--faculty, staff, student, and family--feels galvanized to explore, create, and investigate: to take intellectual risks and to trust that they will be supported in that risk-taking. Our 6:1 student-to-teacher ratio, our expert teachers, and our atmosphere of high expectations confirm our commitment to deep and meaningful learning for each student.