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

View Our Autumn Newsletter

Get an insider's view of Bertschi School through in-depth articles featuring alumni, faculty, trustees, and our educational programs. In this issue, Brigitte highlights our global partnerships, Vida & Derren talk about play, we introduce our new faculty & staff, and Brianna shares an update on our school library. Read the Autumn Newsletter here.

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. 

Join Our Community: Is Bertschi Right for Your Child?

Bertschi School admission applications are due by January 14th, 2015. Our 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.