Our goal is for
our students to be...
Compassionate and caring
Creative and motivated
Critical thinkers and problem solvers
Fluent in two languages, conversational in a third
Change agents in a diverse world
2022-2023 Admissions FAQ
Pre-Kinder - 3 years old as of September 1, 2022
Kindergarten - 5 years old as of September 1, 2022
The preferred deadline for both the admission and tuition assistance applications is January 21, 2022. Applications received after this date will be reviewed on a rolling basis and offers made based on space availability.
The school day for Pre-Kinder is from 8:45 a.m. - 3 p.m., for the Lower School is from 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., and for Middle School is from 8:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Extended day packages are available from 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Pre-Kinder and Kindergarten
No Spanish language skills are required to enter our pre-kinder and kindergarten classes.
Students applying to first grade with limited Spanish language skills will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Lower School (Grades 2-5)
Grade level fluency in Spanish is required for admission to the second through fifth grades.
Middle School (Grades 6-8)
Grade level fluency in Spanish is required for admission to the bilingual program for the sixth through eighth grades.
No prior Spanish is required for admission to the new IB MYP Language Acquisition Track for sixth through eighth grades.
For more information, sign up (link is external) for a virtual information session, or a virtual tour, contact our Admissions department (link sends e-mail) or fill out our inquiry form (link is external) to receive periodic admissions announcements from EBI. You can also read reviews of EBI on the Berkeley Parents Network, Yelp, Niche and more.
EBI is committed to supporting socio-economic diversity in our school and community, offering need-based tuition adjustment for qualified students. Admission decisions are made independent of tuition assistance decisions. Please visit our Tuition Assistance Program page for more information.
Director of Admissions
Sara was born in Mexico City and grew up in San Diego, CA. Raised in a bi-cultural household, travel between Mexico and the U.S. set her strong roots in cross-cultural understanding and a love of travel. Sara completed her Bachelors in Biology and graduate studies in Teaching English as a Second Language at Gonzaga University. Her professional background is in international higher education, focused on student services, English language instruction, recruitment, admissions and enrollment. EBI's mission resonates with Sara's own educational philosophy and she is excited to be a part of and promote EBI's community.
In her free time, Sara enjoys trying new foods, reading, travel, staying active through exploration and being the world's best Tía to her nephews and nieces.
Director of Admissions
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