Washington offers a diverse set of academic, enrichment, and social/emotional learning (SEL) opportunities for each and every student to help ensure a well-rounded development.
Our programs are funded by a combination of BSEP (Berkeley Schools Excellence Project) measure money, PTA fundraising, and special grants, and include:
- Art (all grades)
- Computers (upper grades)
- Drama (all grades)
- Drumming (lower grades)
- Gardening (all grades)
- Hip hop/dance (upper grades)
- Library (all grades)
- Movement (lower grades)
- Music (all grades; fourth and fifth learn band or orchestra instrument)
- PE (all grades)
- Science (most grades)
Students also participate in field trips (ranging from Berkeley High performances to a train trip to Sacramento), cultural assemblies, and class parties to celebrate learning milestones.
We focus on the social/emotional development of children through an integrated approach that spans all six years and uses positive reinforcement (ask students if they’ve received a “Way to Bee” ticket for good behavior!), class meetings, cross-grade buddy classes, and conflict resolution.