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High School and College Placement

Choosing which high school to attend is one of the most important decisions students and parents will have to make before leaving EB. Though the process of making a decision about high school can seem daunting, there is much guidance and support provided by EB’s High School Placement Counselor.
The vast majority of the students (>90% on average) applying to private high schools get their top choice. EB students are highly sought-after by these top private schools for their unique qualities. They have been described by admissions directors as open and globally-minded, culturally fluent, flexible and adaptable, articulate and possessing extraordinary communications skills thanks to their mastery of different languages. These attributes set EB students apart from other applicants and give them an edge over students from other schools. 

The High School placement office, led by Milan Zydow, assists students in finding the best-fit high school for them. For some, the renowned International Baccalaureate program at Berkeley High School is the best match. For others, it is a private school, like The College Preparatory School or International High School, that suits them best. Whether they’re applying to a private high school or learning about the registration procedures at a local public school, there is much help along the way, and the actual formal process does not start until middle school.

Applying to a private high school is very similar to applying to a college/university, but on a smaller scale. Milan introduces the placement process to our G5 students before heading to Middle School. One advantage of going through this process is that in addition to getting accepted into some of the top high schools, students get practice and support in interviewing, taking standardized tests, and writing essays at different points throughout their Middle School career. They also get the opportunity to visit some of the top high schools in this country and meet EB alumni who are attending them.

Beyond EB: High School

Here is where Classes of 2017-2021 have launched for the next step of their educational journey:

  • Alameda High School (1)
  • Athenian School (1)
  • Bentley School (4)
  • Berkeley High School (35)
  • Bishop O’Dowd High School (13)
  • Cambridge School of Weston, MA
  • College Preparatory School (8)
  • El Cerrito High School (2)
  • Head-Royce School (5)
  • Holderness Academy (Boarding School NH)
  • International High School (9)
  • Laguna Blanca School 
  • Lick-Wilmerding High School (2)
  • Lycée Francais de San Francisco
  • Marin Academy (3)
  • Maybeck High School (2)
  • Miramonte High School
  • Oakland School for the Arts 
  • Oakland Technical High School (6)
  • Orinda Academy 
  • Piedmont High School
  • Pinole Valley High School
  • Saint Joseph of Notre Dame (3)
  • Saint Mary’s College High School (28)
  • San Francisco School of the Arts (2)
  • San Francisco University High School (2)
  • Skyline High School (2)
  • Ygnacio Valley High School
  • French High Schools abroad (5)

Beyond EB: College

Here are the colleges and universities where students of classes of 2013-2017 have matriculated:

  • American University 
  • American University of Paris (2)
  • Arizona State University
  • Barnard College
  • Berkeley City College (2)
  • Boston University 
  • Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (7)
  • California State University, East Bay
  • California State University, Long Beach
  • California State University, Maritime Academy
  • Carnegie Mellon University (2)
  • Chapman University
  • College of Marin
  • Colorado State University
  • Diablo Valley College (5)
  • Duke University
  • Emory University (2)
  • Goucher College
  • Harvard University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Loyola Marymount University (2)
  • McGill University (2)
  • The New School
  • New York University (2)
  • Northeastern University (3)
  • Northwestern
  • Pomona College
  • Rome, Italy
  • Sacramento State University
  • San Francisco Academy of Art University
  • San Francisco State University
  • San Jose State University (4)
  • Seattle University
  • St Olaf College
  • Tufts University (4)
  • Tulane University
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of California, Berkeley (6)
  • University of California, Berkeley - Sciences Po, Dual BA
  • University of California, Davis (5)
  • University of California,  Los Angeles (5)
  • University of California, Merced
  • University of California, San Diego 
  • University of California, Santa Barbara (2)
  • University of California, Santa Cruz (4)
  • University of California, Riverside (2)
  • University of Chicago
  • University College of London
  • University of Florida
  • University of Miami
  • University of Oregon
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Southern California (2)
  • University of Vermont
  • University of Washington (2)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (2)
  • Wake Forest University (2)
  • Wentworth Institute of Technology
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • Williams College
    • Class of 2017 students at an EB-sponsored picnic

All Are Welcome! (Anti-Discriminatory Policy)

Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley does not exclude from participation in, deny the benefits of, or subject any individual to discrimination on the basis of race, nationality, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, or religion. This policy applies to all programs, services, and facilities, including applications, admissions, and employment.