Service Learning

At TBS, we define service learning as service experiences, integrated into classroom curricula, that include the examination of power, privilege, and oppression. Service learning means engaging in activism to change social and economic systems in support of social and environmental equity and justice.

Through interdisciplinary teaching practices, K-8 classrooms feature service learning as a core component of their curricula and make connections with multicultural elements of identity such as ethnicity, culture, language, race, gender, and class. Students develop academic, intellectual, social, and emotional skills through the five steps of service learning: investigation, research, action, reflection, and celebration.

In partnership with the global youth empowerment organization WE, middle school students develop leadership skills through conducting individual or small-group service learning projects of their choice. These experiences allow them to channel their passion for justice and equity into meaningful change-making efforts and help develop the agency, and citizenship, necessary to engage a changing world.

The Berkeley School welcomes students of any race, color, religion, gender identity or expressionsexual orientation, ability, and national or ethnic origin and accords them all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally made available to students at The Berkeley School. TBS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, ability, and national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, employment policies, scholarship programs, and athletic or other school administered programs. Please contact Kate Klaire, Title IX Coordinator, at  for additional information. 

Our Mission

Ignite Curious Minds
Awaken Generous Hearts
Engage a Changing World

K - 8 Campus

1310 University Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94702
(510) 665-8800

Early Childhood Campus

2030 Francisco Street
Berkeley, CA 94709
(510) 849-8340

The Berkeley School welcomes students of any race, color, religion, gender identity or expressionsexual orientation, ability, and national or ethnic origin and accords them all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally made available to students at The Berkeley School. TBS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, ability, and national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, employment policies, scholarship programs, and athletic or other school administered programs. Please contact Kate Klaire, Title IX Coordinator, at  for additional information. 

Ignite Curious Minds
Awaken Generous Hearts
Engage a Changing World

K - 8 Campus

1310 University Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94702
(510) 665-8800

Early Childhood Campus

2030 Francisco Street
Berkeley, CA 94709
(510) 849-8340

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