Our Story

Head of School Welcome

It is my pleasure to welcome you to Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley, an independent bilingual school dedicated to challenging, engaging, and nurturing preschool through eighth grade students. While many schools have wonderful programs, EB is a truly unique learning environment in which every aspect of our school has been specifically designed for dual-language learners. For over forty years, we have been teaching our students to confidently embrace the delights and challenges of an interconnected world by offering a curriculum designed to nurture creative and multilingual learners.

EB’s students are enthusiastically engaged in their learning, supported by well-trained and caring teachers who work in partnership with parents to ensure the very best opportunities for every child. The EB community embraces both our common focus on bilingual students and the diverse range of cultural, linguistic, and experiential backgrounds of our families. EB fosters a respect for diversity that prepares our students for participation in a complex and changing world.

EB also offers a full range of activities beyond the classroom. Students have the opportunity to participate in before and after school enrichment activities such as art, chess, choir, coding and programming, debate, Mandarin, martial arts, Minecraft, robotics, and various sports clinics. Middle School students can participate in team sports as part of the East Bay Independent Athletic League. In addition to our school-year program, we also offer a variety of summer programs that are open to students who do not regularly attend the school.

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about EB. While no website can completely capture the dynamic environment that defines this unique school, I hope that your exploration will provide you with a glimpse of the engaging activities that our students experience on a daily basis. We hope you’ll come visit us in person at our lively campuses in Berkeley to see for yourself! 

Best wishes,
Dr. Mehdi Lazar
Head of School

Learn more about Mehdi Lazar's background on the Faculty and Staff page.