Berkeley Forest School



Berkeley Forest School is based on fundamental humanitarian principles, as well as respect for children and their ability to construct their own knowledge.

Children have the right to play, explore, and take risks, while conscious of their connection to the invigoratingly complex natural world we share.

Teachers support the rich wilderness of the children's imagination by facilitating their efforts in inquiry, investigation, and analysis.

We do not teach children what to think.
We cultivate experiences where children learn what it is to think for themselves: to develop their own ideas, and to test those ideas.


All text and photographs copyright Berkeley Forest School. Illustrations copyright Steven Noble.
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