We combine challenging core academics with hands-on activities that engage students in interdisciplinary learning. We also believe deeply that social emotional learning goes hand in hand with academic readiness. Our curriculum is made even deeper and richer through our nine outstanding specialist classes. Additionally, every Bertschi student benefits from our Learning Services team, which helps each student reach their potential and address areas of challenge.
Academics at Bertschi are also interdisciplinary and rooted in real-life experiences. Topics explored in math, reading, and social studies are infused with cross-curricular connections to our specialist classes in art, P.E., language study, drama, music, science, and technology. Bertschi believes that children thrive when they are given opportunities to see themselves reflected in the literature they read, the projects they create, and the problems they solve. They increase their capacity for empathy and collaboration when they are offered a diversity of perspectives and ideas. This belief informs the curriculum across all content areas. As equity-focused educators, we focus not just on exposing students to multiple perspectives but also raising students’ awareness of their role as change-makers. Moving from compassion to action happens on the playground, in classroom projects, and in spontaneous teachable moments. Bertschi students learn that their voices matter and that their actions can make a difference.