The Academy

2722 Benvenue Ave
Berkeley CA 94705
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Opening Hours

  • Mon: 8:30am-3pm
  • Tue: 8:30am-3pm
  • Wed: 8:30am-3pm
  • Thu: 8:30am-3pm
  • Fri: 8:30am-2:30pm

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The Academy is an independent, co-educational school for students in Kindergarten through Eighth grade. The institute was founded by Marshall Lombardo in 1969. The school offers a classic and academic approach towards education based on the European system. A homeroom teacher as well as specialists in several areas teaches all grades in the lower school. The upper school is departmentalized, and students change rooms and teachers for each subject. The Academy also offers French and Latin programs that starts in kindergarten with a specialist teacher. There are two specialist art teachers, one each for the lower and upper schools. The school administers the Educational Records Bureau tests in mathematics and the language arts annually to all students above first grade. The Academy also offers a six-week academic program in the mornings during the summer. The institute has headquarters in Berkeley, Calif.