Enrichment and Camps
The school relies on the caterer Food for Thought for its hot lunch program. Parents can decide to order food with this vendor or prepare a lunch box for their child. Food for Thought works with many schools in the region and delivers healthy, freshly prepared meals at a reasonable price.
- Lower School student (preschool to G5): $6.50 a meal
- Middle School student (G6 to G8): $7.95 a meal
Learn more about the food options available with this caterer on their website. To order, click on the button below to create an account using your email address and the password "ecole".
Before and After Care
Our Extended Day program operates between 7:30–8:15 a.m. and 3:30–6:00 p.m. for lower school children.
During “before care”, children are grouped by age and supervised while engaging in arts and crafts activities until classes start. In the afternoons, a healthy, organic snack is served and a variety of activities are organized: outdoor play, board games, and arts and crafts.
We offer several flexible options including an hourly rate or packages that are cost-saving for families. Learn more about tuition and fees.
|Drop-in rate||$9.80 an hour|
|Extended Day Package||$1,260 a year (unlimited morning and afternoon care)|
|Extended Day + School Breaks Package||$2,095 a year (unlimited morning and afternoon care and day camps during school breaks - does not include summer)|
Étude (French for Study Hall) is offered to Elementary School students four days a week on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 to 5:00pm. Students are separated by grade and do their homework in a quiet atmosphere. Teachers are available to assist with some explanations.
Students in grades five through eight automatically go to Etude; students in grades one through four must sign up at the beginning of the semester. Deadline to sign-up this Fall: September 9.
Etude is billed at the same rate as Extended Day care ($9.80 an hour). For any questions about étude, please contact Sébastien Robert at email@example.com
Clubs and Afterschool Activities
EB offers a wide range of after-school enrichment classes for students from preschool to middle school. Class offerings vary by semester and include sports, science, visual arts, music, cooking and language classes. Some afterschool activities are conducted in French. These classes are offered on a trimester-basis at an additional cost which varies depending on the activity.
At the Middle School, students can choose among about a dozen clubs offered on a rotation basis every trimester. Those clubs all take place on Friday afternoon, they are free and mandatory, and allow students to explore a specific interest or develop a skill set in a small group setting. Clubs are mostly led by teachers, though some are students-led and include yearbook, eco-gardening, mindfulness, or robotics.
Camps during School Breaks
Preschool and Lower School Camps
EB offers camps in English for currently enrolled students during the Fall, Winter and Spring breaks. Each camp has a theme such as “Recycle Reuse”, “Science”, “Circus”, “Sports”, “Animals”...etc that guide the learning and activities throughout the day. Depending on grade level, students will go on field trips such as the Exploratorium, the Oakland Zoo, Muir Beach, Head over Heels Gymnastics. New this year: we are offering camps for middle school students.
Middle School Camps
Camps are now offered to middle schoolers during the breaks. In the fall, students will enjoy great outdoor activities around the Bay such as sailing out of the Berkeley Marina, horseback riding in Marin, and whale watching out in the ocean. During winter break, there will be a week at a ski resort in Southern California.
EB offers a summer camp for children in Preschool and Elementary school called Le Camp d’Été. This camp is open to EB and non-EB students, and allows campers to brush up on their French with our native French instructors, and take part in a variety of incredibly fun activities throughout the week such as: judo, maker, tennis, drum circle, lego, mad science, soccer, cooking, art, and weekly field trips!
- Mini Camp dates are from June 22 until July 17, 2020 (dates shortened due to construction performed on Preschool campus)
- Junior Camp dates are from June 22 until July 31, 2020
- Camp hours: 8:00am to 6:00pm
- Early bird pricing until April 1: $435 a week
- Regular pricing: $460 a week
- Preschool Camp: minimum age is 3 years old and must be potty trained