Sara was born in Mexico and grew up in Southern California. 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. 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 enjoys being a part of and promoting EBI’s community.
2024-2025 Admissions FAQ
What are the age requirements to enroll?
Pre-Kinder – 3 years old as of September 1, 2024
Kindergarten – 5 years old as of September 1, 2024
When are applications due?
The preferred deadline for both the admission and tuition assistance applications is January 19, 2024. Applications received after this date will be reviewed on a rolling basis and offers made based on space availability.
The final schedule for the 2024-2025 has yet to be confirmed. Below is the current schedule for the 2023-2024 academic year.
Kinder and grade 1: 8:30a.m.-3:00p.m.
grades 2-5: 8:30a.m.-3:15p.m.
grads 6-8: 8:15a.m.-3:30p.m.
Extended care packages are available from 7:30a.m.-6:00p.m.
Does my child need to speak Spanish to apply?
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.
Grade level fluency in Spanish is required for admission to grades 2-5.
Middle School (Grades 6-8)
Grade level fluency in Spanish is required for admission to the Bilingual Track for grades 6-8.
No prior Spanish is required for admission to the Language Acquisition Track for grades 6-8.
Can I visit the school?
Yes! EBI is hosting campus tours and information sessions on both campuses. Explore visit options here and sign up through the Ravenna Portal. Not local? Contact the Admissions Office to schedule a virtual meeting.
How do I find out more?
For more information, sign up for one of our many events, contact our Admissions department or fill out our inquiry form to receive periodic admissions announcements from EBI. You can also read reviews of EBI on the Berkeley Parents Network, Yelp, Niche and more.
Is there financial aid?
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.
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