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Topic: Arts, Bilingualism, STEM, Middle School, Social and Emotional Learning
Date: Thursday, February 18, 2021
  Science Both the 6th and 7th Graders are concluding their units on Cell Biology with a timely study of Viruses. They have investigated viruses as occupying a kind of middle ground between living cells and non-living molecules, and (surprisingly!) as an essential part of the vast, complex... read more
Topic: Arts, Middle School
Date: Thursday, February 18, 2021
  Although all of our art classes so far have been virtual, the work the students have created is tactile, rich and physical. Grade 6: Ancient Greeks, Current Sports Coordinated with the study of Ancient Greece in the History program.  A study of the human figure in motion, paying special... read more
Topic: Community Service, Middle School
Date: Thursday, February 18, 2021
  After finding our feet during the first semester of the 2020-2021 school year, the Middle School is now taking on Service Learning projects for the second semester and we couldn’t be more excited!  What is Service Learning and why is it important?  Service learning is a way of teaching and... read more
Topic: Arts, Middle School
Date: Thursday, February 18, 2021
  Art 8 spent the fall months studying photography and composition. We began with a study of documentary photography of the Black Panther Movement (from the SF MOMA collection) by asking the questions: What stories do photographs tell? How do various ways of looking at photographs tell us stories... read more
Topic: Lower School, Middle School, Preschool, Athletics
Date: Friday, December 18, 2020
    This year the curriculum in PE was diligently adjusted to meet the COVID guidelines.  We try to keep as much as possible the substance of the program by providing the students with  physical  and playful activity individually and with their peers whether on Zoom or in person.  All... read more
Topic: Middle School
Date: Friday, December 18, 2020
The kids had fun with spirit week!
  Message from Mr. Lyon None of us could have known last year around this time what this year around this time would look like. It’s incredible what our students have been through and what they have ultimately achieved since last March. With a vaccine on way, we have hope for the future that we... read more
Topic: Middle School
Date: Friday, December 18, 2020
  TEDxYouth@EB 2020 This year at the Middle School, for the first time ever, TEDx was held as a virtual event. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED Talk-like experience. Our event is called TEDxYouth@EB, where x = independently organized TED... read more
Topic: Bilingualism, Lower School, Middle School, Preschool
Date: Friday, December 18, 2020
  Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, much has changed across the globe. An entire generation of students has had their education disrupted with schools looking and feeling different than they have in years past. However, through it all, at Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley some things have remained the... read more
Topic: Middle School
Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Indigenous People’s Day at the Middle School The Middle School marked the school’s observance of Indigenous People’s Day this past October 12 in a number of ways. The actual day was observed with an all-school assembly with remarks from the Head of School and a Land Acknowledgement by Ms.... read more
Topic: Diversity, Lower School, Middle School, Preschool, Social and Emotional Learning
Date: Wednesday, June 24, 2020
On June 10, 2020, several EB staff and a member of the Parents’ Association came together for a webinar on the topic of “Talking with Children about Racial (In)Justice,” part of a special series EB has been offering to families during this period of sheltering-in-place. Our panel of experts... read more
Topic: Lower School, Middle School, Preschool, Social and Emotional Learning
Date: Wednesday, May 20, 2020
On May 20th, several EB staff members came together for “Parenting in a Pandemic: Tips to Keep the Calm at Home,” the latest in a special webinar series EB is offering to families during this period of distance learning and sheltering-in-place. Our panel of experts included Christopher Colebourn,... read more
Topic: Bilingualism, Lower School, Middle School, Preschool
Date: Friday, May 1, 2020
As summer approaches and families are looking for ways to keep their child exposed to French, what better ways than books? Besides fostering a second language, reading has many benefits such as supporting language and literacy skills in young children all the way through adolescence. We’ve... read more
Topic: Lower School, Middle School, Preschool
Date: Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Because of the transition to distance learning, EB teachers have turned to a variety of educational technology tools to facilitate learning while students are at home. Some of these tools were already in use and some of them are new. The faculty are aware of the drawbacks of too much time on... read more
Topic: Diversity, Lower School, Middle School
Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2020
EB continuously strives to be a community where all students, faculty, staff and parents feel happy, safe and recognized. A school community that is diverse and inclusive. Those goals are deeply embedded in our Mission, Vision and Values. Every day, our teachers bring these values to life in the... read more
Topic: STEM, Middle School
Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Maps can be profound, beautiful works of art...and they can convey a great deal of scientific information! The Seventh Grade class has been exploring the art and science of cartography in their Science class. They have practiced making their own maps, allowing them to better understand what goes... read more

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