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Our Story


Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley is located in the heart of South-West Berkeley, a vibrant historic residential neighborhood where landmark companies coexist with dynamic new start-ups. The school is located across from the Berkeley Bowl West grocery store, and about half a mile away from the I-80 Ashby exit.

We recognize that Ecole Bilingue sits on ancestral and unceded Muwekma Ohlone territory. We would like to acknowledge the Muwekma Ohlone community, their elders both past and present, as well as future generations. Ecole Bilingue also acknowledges that we continue to benefit from this occupied land. This land continues to be of great importance to the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe. We recognize that the Ohlone People are vital members of the Berkeley community.

Lower School Campus

1009 Heinz Ave, Berkeley 94710 (map)
  • Bilingual library with hundreds of books, magazines and pedagogical resources
  • Maker space and art room
  • Music room
  • Educational vegetable garden
  • Gymnastic space for preschool and kindergarten
  • Expansive lower school outdoor learning environment including water creek and amphitheater

Middle School Campus

901 Grayson Street, Berkeley 94710 (map)
  • Bilingual library
  • Science and art lab
  • Basketball court
  • Educational vegetable garden


Since our founding in 1977, we have been shaped by and invested in our local community. We take pride helping to shape the West Berkeley neighborhood for the better through community service projects or field trips. Initiatives include:
  • Cleanup and habitat restoration at Martin Luther King Memorial Grove on the Oakland shoreline
  • Field trips to Berkeley Bowl West, Kids Gym Berkeley and other landmarks in the West Berkeley-Emeryville area
  • Tuesday traditional snack - French baguette from local baker Acme Bread
  • Athletic practice in nearby San Pablo Park, Grove Park, and Aquatic Park
  • Providing a meeting space to the East Bay chapter of the French organization San Francisco Bay Accueil

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, color, and national origin. This policy applies to all programs, services, and facilities, including applications, admissions, and employment.