Chalkboards, not Whiteboards! EBWS students enjoy rare educational advantages: Writing with chalk on a blackboard. Approaching science and math through experience. Outdoor recess with trees to climb and grass underfoot. Two foreign languages Learning to hand-write. Knitting and handwork. Chores. Gardening. All in a bucolic setting …in short, getting to truly live their childhood


East Bay Waldorf School (EBWS) is an independent, non-sectarian Waldorf school serving families from  Parent-Child through Grade 8, located on 11 awe-inspiring acres in El Sobrante and serving children and their families from Oakland, Berkeley, Orinda, Walnut Creek, Vallejo, Richmond and the surrounding areas.


EBWS prepares children for the future with its uniquely vibrant and wide-ranging education that blends the unconventional and the traditional, reconnects children with the world, and educates on a human scale.

Facing South, a view from our hilltop garden.