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EBI at a Glance

General Information

EBI is a PK-8th grade, bilingual, independent school with two campuses:

  • Rockridge neighborhood of Oakland (pre-kinder-1st)
  • Emeryville (2nd-8th)

Student Body

  • Number of students: 392
    • Pre-Kinder: 86
    • Lower School: 234
    • Middle School: 72
  • Students of color or mixed heritage: 55%
  • Students receiving tuition adjustment: 30%
  • Families from Oakland, Berkeley, Albany, El Cerrito, Orinda through Walnut Creek, and more

History

  • Opened its doors in 2006 as the first independent co-educational day school offering a Spanish-English dual immersion program to pre-kinder and elementary students in the Bay Area.
  • Authorized by the International Baccalaureate (IB) to offer the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP).
  • Attained candidate status by the IB to offer the Middle Years Programme (MYP).
  • Graduated its first 8th grade class in 2015.
  • Authorized by the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP)

Faculty and Staff

  • More than 80 faculty and staff
  • Teachers who are native speakers of their language of instruction: 100%
  • Number of nationalities represented: 20+

Schedule

  • Pre-Kinder: 8:40 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Lower School: 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Middle school: 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Before and After Care “Aventura”: 7:30-8:20 a.m. and 3-6 p.m.

EBI’s school year runs from September through June. Download de 2016-17 school calendar.

Tuition and Tuition Adjustment

  • PK: $22,415
  • Lower school: $23,175
  • Middle school: $23,675

Tuition Adjustment Awards: $1.2 million for 2014-15

Students receiving adjustment: 30%

Facilities at our Campuses

  • Sunny, spacious classrooms
  • Libraries with expansive English and Spanish selections, as well as a Mandarin collection
  • Science room for middle school
  • Dedicated art and music spaces
  • Large outdoor, developmentally-appropriate play areas
  • Full-size gymnasium
  • Middle school Design Lab 

Associations and Accreditations

  • International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme World School
  • International Baccalaureate MYP Candidate School
  • East Bay Independent School Association (EBISA)
  • National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
  • California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
  • Certified “Bay Area Green Business”
  • 2015 EBMUD WaterSmart Business Certification Awardee