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K-8|Private
300 students
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School leader:  John Carlstroem
2027 7th Street
Berkeley, CA 94710

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(510) 845-0876
(510) 845-0336
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"Inquiry-based Socratic education"

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  • Dress policy
    None
  • Transportation
    Accessible via public transportation
  • Coed / Single gender
    Coed
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31 reviews

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Submitted by a parent · May 18, 2017
A GREAT SCHOOL! BPC has everything kids and parents need, from a great education to great lunches, from great aftercare fun to fine strings tunes. Everyone knows that BPC is academically strong, and one can meet many kids from BPC at, for example,... more

Amount of homework: Strongly agree
Submitted by a parent · May 18, 2017
reasonable amount of homework in lower school

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Submitted by a community member · December 07, 2016
A place where critical thinking and empathy are nurtured. Academically rigorous but not excessively competitive. High teacher-student ratio and a place where I could see that my kids were both known and appreciated as individuals. Both my kids... more

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Submitted by a parent · January 23, 2016
There are a number of things I wish I would have known before enrolling our children in the Lower School. Berekely and Albany public schools are wonderful and the curriculum is almost identical (my children still have math and science labs,... more

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About this school

Black Pine Circle is an independent school for kindergarten through 8th grade in Berkeley, whose mission is to create a learning community that encourages humanity, empathy, moral depth, cultural understanding, and freedom in intellectual pursuits. For more than 40 years, it has been our goal to create lifelong learners through an inquiry-based Socratic education that places equal emphasis on academics and the arts.

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Last modified: May 18, 2017
Last modified Black Pine Circle School is a Private school that serves grades K-8
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