Archway is a K-8, coeducational, independent school located on two campuses, one in North Oakland and one in Berkeley. We are conveniently located near popular East Bay areas of commerce including Piedmont Avenue and Shattuck’s Gourmet ghetto. We are a non-profit organization governed by a Board of Trustees. We are accredited through the California Association of Independent Schools and a member of both the East Bay Independent School Association and the National Association of Independent Schools.
Campus and Facilities
Archway’s Lower Campus in North Oakland houses our K-4th grade students. Comprised of three unique and warm classroom buildings, the lower campus is a thriving elementary community that emphasizes multi-age, project based learning. Students enjoy a wide range of enrichment classes weekly including Spanish, Music, PE, Music, and Visual Arts.
The Upper Campus, located in Berkeley, is home to our 5th-8th grade students and is entirely contained in one large building. Our middle school students have freedom to move and space to develop independence in the many large and airy classrooms, the state-of-the-art kitchen, and dedicated gymnasium. The daily schedule is designed to support the need of adolescents to experience learning through a wide range of modalities. Students are offered choices such as modern dance, Chinese cooking, spoken word poetry, and cross country running. Archway's commitment to hands-on learning is evident in each grade level and adapted to compliment children's developmental needs both intellectually and socially.