We know how important it is to provide your child with an exemplary education that will prepare them to navigate a complex world. At EBI, we give students the skills to solve problems and inspire them to grow. Through the International Baccalaureate program, our students learn to take action on real world issues. Our multilingual model expands their global perspective, enhances their cognitive functioning, and brings the world to their classroom.
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
2020-2021 Admissions FAQ
Pre-Kinder - 3 years old as of September 1, 2020
Kindergarten - 5 years old as of September 1, 2020
Applications for both admission and tuition adjustment are due on January 17, 2020.
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 Learner program for sixth through eighth grades.
For more information, please attend an information session, attend a 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.
Since we are committed to supporting socio-economic diversity in our school and community, EBI offers need-based tuition adjustment for qualified students. Admission decisions are made independent of tuition adjustment decisions. Please visit our Tuition Adjustment 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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