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Escuela Bilingue Internacional

Private | PK-8 | 272 students

We are best known for international academic standards and bilingual programs.

 
 

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Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $330,500. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,400.

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4 stars

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2014:
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2013:
Based on 2 ratings
2012:
Based on 7 ratings
2011:
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Posted November 9, 2006

We chose EBI for Spanish immersion and because it will continue through 8th grade, so our son will become truly (academically and socially) bilingual. We are very pleased with the high quality of teaching, the curriculum, the diversity, warmth, facilities and parent participation at EBI. Our son loves his school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2006

High-quality Spanish-English immersion schools with openings are hard to come by in East Bay. I was thrilled when EBI opened its doors this year and was not surprised by the demand: Parents immediately volunteered to prepare the building for opening day. The school opened with 80 children enrolled in pre-K and kindergarten. The curriculum is structured and play-based and taught by native speakers of Spanish. The teachers are highly-educated: my son's preschool teacher, who is from Mexico, has a Master's degree in education and 20 years of teaching experience. The student to teacher ratio is 6 to 1, which allows for one-on-one interaction. There is an afterschool program and extracurricular activities: karate, flamenco dancing, Spanish classes, ceramics and more.
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Posted September 15, 2006

Escuela Biling e Internacional is a new bilingual independent school. My child has just started in the kindergarten class. She is very happy there. They offer a Spanish immersion curriculum and have specialists in English, Music and Art. The school has a very dedicated parent group and excellent teachers and leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 35%
Black 30%
White 23%
Asian 12%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School psychologist
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Chinese (Mandarin)
French
German
Spanish
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Best of the East Bay (2008)
  • Best of the East Bay (2007)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
  • Theory
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Spanish
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:30am
School end time
  • 3:00pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:30 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Jon Fulk
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (510) 653-0324

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Inquiry-based learning
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Spanish
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Auditorium
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
  • Theory
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • None
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2012-2013 school year
$16000 - $17000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
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410 Alcatraz Avenue
Oakland, CA 94609
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Phone: (510) 653-3324

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