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Topic: Middle School
Date: Wednesday, October 9, 2019
The International Track officially opened at the Middle School this year. For the first time in the history of the Middle School, it was able to welcome students this year to 6th grade who has no previous knowledge of French.  French as a Second Language teacher David Pruess during a class with... read more
Topic: Middle School
Date: Monday, September 30, 2019
Friday, September 27 was observed as International Climate Strike Day around the world.  At the middle school, the student body, led by the Social Responsibility Action Corps, made the decision to march during the lunch period in the middle of the day. This required a sacrifice for those students... read more
Topic: Lower School, Middle School, Preschool
Date: Tuesday, July 2, 2019
As our academic year draws to a close we have much to celebrate and many happy memories to look back on. My heart and mind are still buzzing with the excitement of the many graduations and end-of-the-year ceremonies. I am so proud of our students! Their performances on stage, their graduation... read more
Topic: Middle School, Social and Emotional Learning
Date: Friday, June 14, 2019
On Monday, May 20, the Middle School thanks to funds raised during the Run-A-Thon, was able to participate in a full day of social-emotional learning called Challenge Day. The day began with a number of ice-breakers to get everyone moving and to make sure everyone was comfortable. Part of the... read more
Topic: Alumni, Middle School
Date: Friday, June 14, 2019
Graduating EB students are headed to 18 different high schools and 20% of them are continuing with a French or bilingual education. Congratulations to the 8th grade Class of 2019 on their highly successful completion of the high school process! They have been a wonderful group of students, who... read more
Topic: Arts, Lower School, Middle School
Date: Monday, June 10, 2019
EB’s Musical Theater Enrichment Class presented their second production of the year, Mille et Une Nuits, known in English as 1001 Nights or Arabian Nights. On June 10th and June 11th, forty-one third, fourth and fifth graders made up the ensemble cast as they presented tales such as Scheherazade,... read more
Topic: Bilingualism, Lower School, Middle School
Date: Tuesday, June 4, 2019
  Three years ago, EB embarked on a mission to examine and renew our math curriculum from Kindergarten to 8th grade. We have decided to implement a Singapore-inspired approach with specific curricular tools that align to the French and American math programs. We have also strengthened the... read more
Topic: Middle School
Date: Friday, April 12, 2019
All 6th grade students went on an immersive day trip to explore Asian culture and art in San Francisco in March. Mandarin, history and art teachers all worked together to prepare this multidisciplinary field trip. In the morning, students explored the galleries of the Asian Art Museum and they... read more
Topic: Lower School, Middle School, Preschool, Social and Emotional Learning
Date: Friday, April 12, 2019
Between after school clubs, organized play-dates and other extracurricular programs, children are engaged in more activities today than ever. This is a result of a popular trend among parents; in order to fully support your child and their development, your child must be engaged in a multitude of... read more
Topic: Community Service, Middle School
Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2019
EB Middle School students visited and volunteered at the Alameda Food Bank last week as part of our annual effort to support the county’s nonprofit. The Food Bank through food and dollar donations feeds over 300,000 people a year. It was founded to help Alameda residents in need by providing... read more
Topic: Middle School
Date: Monday, April 8, 2019
Every year National History Day (NHD) celebrates and supports students around the world to conduct historical research on a topic of their choice. The annual theme frames students’ research within a historical theme. The theme is chosen for the broad application to world, national, or state history... read more
Topic: Arts, Middle School
Date: Monday, April 8, 2019
6th graders performed different "teledramas" at their fictional K.I.D.S. T.V. station on March 14 on the stage, at Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley. The theme for the evening was "La télévision en folie" (“Television Gone Wild”) and they sure provided their audience with, if not tears, at least laughter... read more
Topic: Middle School
Date: Thursday, February 14, 2019
French teacher Emmanuel Labadie decided to try a different approach to the study of a classic novel by Michel Tournier: Vendredi ou la vie sauvage, a story inspired by Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe. Instead of having his 7th graders simply summarize their reading of the book, M. Labadie turned it... read more
Topic: Middle School
Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2019
The Middle School Student Council has had a busy couple of months. January was spent planning for another Spirit Day--Twin Day--and for the East Bay Independent School Association dance held on February 8. EB ended up welcoming over 200 students from six different schools. The Student Council did... read more
Topic: Community Service, Middle School
Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Eighth graders made their annual trip to Glide in the Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco this past January. In addition to spiritual ministry, Glide offers social services to its community. Mme. Bishop and Mme. Filato accompanied 8B while Ms. Hedlund and M. Labadie traveled with 8E.... read more

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