PORTRAIT OF A GRADUATE
The Berkeley School graduates are uniquely and individually equipped with
CRITICAL THINKING & PROBLEM SOLVING
SOCIAL & CROSS-CULTURAL SKILLS
CREATIVITY & INNOVATION
TBS students learn to reflect on their learning experiences and apply their insights to future situations. They learn to monitor and direct their own learning, adapting their approach as needed to successfully complete a task or solve a problem.
& problem solving
TBS students learn to collect, assess, and analyze relevant information. Graduates are able to use systems thinking to reason effectively. They identify, define, and solve authentic problems and essential questions. They reflect critically on learning experiences, processes, and solutions.
Creativity & innovation
TBS graduates demonstrate originality and inventiveness. They adapt according to real world limits and use a wide range of idea creation techniques.
TBS graduates communicate effectively in diverse environments for a range of purposes (e.g. to inform, instruct, motivate, and persuade.)
social & cross-cultural skills
TBS graduates respect cultural differences and work effectively with people from a range of backgrounds. They understand the benift social and cultural differences afford in the creation new ideas and enhancement of innovation and qulity of work.
TBS graduates can adapt to varied roles, jobs, responsibilities, schedules, and contexts. They work effectively in climates of ambiguity and changing priorities. They’re able to incorporate feedback effectively and deal positively with praise, setbacks, and criticism.
Students graduate with the academic skills and personal qualities necessary to be successful in high school, college, and – most important – in the rest of their lives. We develop those qualities in a schoolwide context of civic engagement to ensure that graduates will use their skills and qualities to make a positive difference for their communities – now and in the future.
HEAR FROM OUR ALUMNI!
TBS grads go on to suceed at a diverse range of Bay Area high schools from independent to public, large to small, like the ones isted below.
The urban school
El Cerrito High
Oakland school of the arts
K – 8 Campus
1310 University Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94702
Early Childhood Campus
2030 Francisco Street
Berkeley, CA 94709