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Topic: STEM, Lower School
Date: Wednesday, October 9, 2019
At the Lower School, students have a dedicated Science class once a week with a dedicated STEM teacher. In 1st and 2nd grade, it’s 30 minutes a week, and it goes up to one hour a week in 3rd, 4th and 5th grade. Students benefit this year from a revised Science curriculum that is unique to EB as it... read more
Topic: Lower School
Date: Monday, October 7, 2019
What is the English curriculum in a bilingual school like Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley? What is taught from 1st to 5th grade? And how can you support your child in his/her learning journey? Find more in this detailed curriculum overview. Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley is a bilingual school where the... read more
Topic: Preschool
Date: Tuesday, October 1, 2019
What is the English curriculum in a bilingual preschool like Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley? Learn more in this overview of the Preschool and Kindergarten curriculum and how can you support your child at home. Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley is a bilingual school where the French and English programs... read more
Topic: Community Service, Middle School
Date: Monday, September 30, 2019
Friday, September 27th 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... read more
Topic: Alumni
Date: Sunday, September 22, 2019
EB’s Class of 2015 has now entered college and we are so proud of the schools they are attending! Not surprisingly, almost a third of them are attending California-based universities, and mostly in the UC system. Our 2015 graduates though are not afraid to go places for college, and they are... read more
Topic: Bilingualism, Lower School
Date: Sunday, September 15, 2019
Students in grades 1 to 5 now have access to two websites that they can use at school and at home and help provide differentiation in two core subject areas: reading and math. Matching students to their right book level in English and French Raz Plus is a website and app which allows students to... 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: Web Radio, Lower School
Date: Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Listen to the last students' radio show, recorded early June. Animateur: Bodie Techniciens: Nicolas et Savannah Aoife et Theodore sur le voyage en France Satine et Angèle sur la production de films Les plantes de Marin Headlands, par Sage et Chloé Extrait du spectacle de théâtre des CP (1... 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: Bilingualism, Preschool
Date: Saturday, April 13, 2019
"Un Livre," translated as “Press Here,” is by Hervé Tullet, a French artist, performer, illustrator and children's literature author who has written over 80 books. His 2010 book Press Here has been translated into twenty-seven languages and remained on the The New York Times Best Seller list in the... read more
Topic: Bilingualism, Lower School
Date: Friday, April 12, 2019
Three vital concepts in a bilingual school are collaboration, harmonization and co-teaching. This article is the third part of a three-part series examining those three ideas. The first part is about co-teaching, which refers to sessions with students when both the French and English teacher are... 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

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