Admissions FAQ

When are applications due?

We currently have a limited number of openings in various grades for the 2018-2019 school year. We are now doing rolling admissions and are processing applications as they are submitted. Please contact the office if you are interested in enrolling your child.

What grades are you enrolling for 2018-2019?

Pre-Kinder - 3 years old as of September 1, 2018
Kindergarten - 5 years old as of September 1, 2018

What is the tuition?

Please visit the Tuition and Fees section for more information.

Where is the school located?

EBI's Alcatraz Campus: (Grades PK-1) is located in the Rockridge neighborhood of Oakland at 410 Alcatraz Avenue at Colby, near the Berkeley border.

Alcatraz Campus Map

EBI's San Pablo Campus: (Grades 2-8) is located at 4550 San Pablo Ave. in Emeryville. 

San Pablo Campus Map

What is the school schedule for 2018-2019?

The school day for Pre-Kinder is from 8:30 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.

Does my child need to speak Spanish to apply?

Pre-Kinder and Kindergarten

No Spanish is required to enter our pre-kinder and kindergarten classes.

First Grade

Students applying to first grade with limited Spanish will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Second-Fifth Grades

Grade level fluency in Spanish required for admission to second through fifth grades.

Middle School (grades 6-8)

Our middle school has two language programs. Student's entering in the Bilingual Program need to have grade level fluency in Spanish. Students entering in our Spanish Language Learners Program can have limited Spanish proficiency.

Can I hear what other families have to say?

Yes, we invite you to one of our information sessions or a parent ambassador guided tour where current parents will respond to your questions. You can also read reviews about EBI on several other sites, including Berkeley Parents Network and Yelp.

How do I find out more?

For more information please come to a parent information session, attend a tour and fill out our inquiry form to receive periodic announcements about admissions and upcoming events.

Is there financial aid?

We are committed to socio-economic diversity and offer need-based Tuition Adjustment. Admission decisions are made independently of tuition adjustment decisions. EBI uses the Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) from the School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS) to do a standardized calculation to determine need. Please visit the Tuition Adjustment page for more information.