Our School

Middle Schoolers Hang Out on the Green Field

Middle Schoolers Hang Out on the Green Field

General Information

  • Independent K–8 school located on two campuses in El Cerrito hills
  • Total enrollment: 471
    • Elementary school: 211
    • Middle school: 260
  • Faculty and staff: 97
  • Student teacher ratio: 9:1
  • Students of color: 44%
  • Families from Berkeley, El Cerrito, Kensington, Richmond, Oakland, Albany, and beyond

School Day Schedule

  • School begins at 8:30 a.m. for K–4, 8:20 a.m. for 5–8
    • K dismissal: 2:35 p.m.
    • 1–4 dismissal: 3:05 p.m.
    • 5–8 dismissal: 3:20 p.m.
    • Wednesday early dismissal: 2:20 p.m. for K–4, 2:35 p.m. for 5–8
  • Bus transportation available
  • BeforeSchool program: starts 7:30 a.m. for K–4, 8:00 a.m. for Grades 5–8
  • AfterSchool program: until 6:00 p.m.
  • Download 2013-14 School Calendar of Holidays and Vacations: Prospect Sierra School Calendar

Tuition and Affordability

  • Tuition assistance awards: $1.6 million for 2013-14
  • Students receiving awards: 35%
  • Tuition support program available for Bay Area middle income families
  • Tuition for 2013-14:
    • $22,680 for K-4
    • $24,850 for 5-8

Accreditation, Associations, and Awards

  • California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
  • National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
  • East Bay Independent Schools Association (EBISA)
  • Bay Area Teacher Training Institute (BATTI)
  • People of Color in Independent Schools (POCIS)
  • Green Schools Initiative
  • National Youth Leadership Council (NYLC)
  • Certified “Bay Area Green Business”
  • NAIS Model School of the Future
  • Ashoka Changemaker School
  • U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School

Campus and Facilities

  • Dedicated kindergarten yard
  • Sunny, spacious classrooms
  • Beautiful, expansive libraries
  • Dedicated art, music, science, and drama spaces
  • Large outdoor play areas