Head of School Welcome

Mehdi Lazar

It is my pleasure to welcome you to Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley, an independent bilingual school dedicated to challenging, engaging, and nurturing preschool through eighth grade students. While many schools have wonderful programs, EB is a truly unique learning environment in which every aspect of our school has been specifically designed for dual-language learners. For forty years, our balanced focus on meeting the academic, social, and emotional needs of multilingual students has created an environment that allows each student to thrive and realize their potential.

EB’s students are enthusiastically engaged in their learning, supported by well-trained and caring teachers who work in partnership with parents to ensure the very best opportunities for every child. The EB community embraces both our common focus on bilingual students and the diverse range of cultural, linguistic, and experiential backgrounds of our families. EB fosters a respect for diversity that prepares our students for participation in a complex and changing world.

EB also offers a full range of activities beyond the classroom. Students have the opportunity to participate in before and after school enrichment activities such as art, science, music, board games, music, and various sports clinics. Middle School students can participate in team sports as part of the East Bay Independent Athletic League. In addition to our school-year program, we also offer a variety of summer programs that are open to students who do not regularly attend the school.

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about EB. While no website can completely capture the dynamic environment that defines this unique school, I hope that your exploration will provide you with a glimpse of the engaging activities that our students experience on a daily basis. We hope you’ll come visit us in person at our lively campuses in Berkeley to see for yourself! 

Best wishes,

Dr. Mehdi Lazar

Head of School