Play with it awhile. Look at it upside down. Listen to your gut. It’s fun to solve problems and see things the way only you can.


Dare to be wrong. Try new things. Use your voice to express your ideas and questions. Today is your day to explore your world.


Know how you feel. Listen to your friends' feelings. With empathy, we can value differences and be kind to each other.

It’s a way of being that stays with our students long after school’s out. Long past graduation, too. Bertschi kids thrive at becoming independent individuals who share and participate in community. Their stature may be small, but their ideas are monumental.
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Bertschi News

Head of School Search

In October 2014, Brigitte Bertschi announced her plan to retire as Head of Bertschi School. Nearly forty years ago, Brigitte’s inspiration and passion brought Bertschi into existence, and over the years her expertise and loving guidance have established it as a leader in progressive elementary education. Read about Brigitte’s plan for retirement, a letter from our Board Chair, and details around the search process. 

Green Honors for Bertschi Kids

Bertschi School was honored this year as a 2014 Green Ribbon School by the US Department of Education. The Green Ribbon School program awards schools that demonstrate exemplary efforts in reducing environmental impact and costs, improving the health and wellness of students and staff, and providing effective environmental and sustainability education. This honor recognizes Bertschi as a community of learners dedicated to caring for the natural world we live in. Read the press release here.

Join Our Community: Is Bertschi Right for Your Child?

Mark your calendars for our fall Open House, scheduled for Wednesday, November 12th. Bertschi's admission process always includes a student visit, and we look forward to getting to know your child to see if Bertschi is the right fit for your family.  Click here to learn more about the process.