Berkeley Rose Waldorf School

5.0 Preschool 2515 Hillegass Ave Elmwood Berkeley check_circleClaimed

Waldorf preschool and two-year kindergarten program located in the heart of North Berkeley. Program follows Waldorf curriculum focusing on practical activities such as sewing, cooking, washing, and bread baking along with artistic activities including watercolor painting, drawing, nature crafts, wet felting, and outdoor play to develop gross and fine motor skills. Activities promoting academic readiness, social development, and emotional health are integrated into daily lessons. School celebrates Winter Faire on the first Saturday of December every year and families are encouraged to explore the school, community, and programs while enjoying games, crafts, music, and food.

  • Age Range

    2 yr 9 mo - 6 yr

  • Potty Training


  • Monthly Price

  • Hours

    8:30 AM - 5:30 PM

  • Calendar

    School Year

  • Schedules

    Full Time, Part Time, After Care

  • Languages

    Chinese (Mandarin or Cantonese), Spanish

Program Details

  • Teacher-to-child ratio is 2:13 in the older nursery; the ratio is 2:9 in younger nursery.
  • Organic snacks are provided.
  • Parents are asked to volunteer a minimum of 22 hours per year.
  • Financial aid is offered beginning in kindergarten.

Enrollment Instructions

Licensing & Safety

Berkeley Rose Waldorf School is a licensed daycare center.

Parent Reviews


Both of my children, now seven and ten, started at BRWS when they were three and have simply thrived there! The sweet rhythm, the songs, the kind and soft voices of the teachers, the natural environment have been enchanting for not only my children but my husband and I. My children go to school excited and come home inspired, every day, for all these years. What more really could a parent want!


I first learned about Waldorf education by going to a parent-tot class at Berkeley Rose and then ended up enrolling my son in preschool from around 3 years old through pre-K, after looking at a lot of options. It was the best decision I ever made!


I've been a parent at Berkeley Rose for three years, and the journey has been nothing short of amazing. The teachers are available to support you, your child and entire family. My children go to school happy and come home happy!

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