Why Choose The Crowden School?

The Crowden School: Where music changes everything

"Crowden has opened Avi's eyes and heart to a new level of creativity. Music has instilled a joy of learning that carries over into all aspects of her life."

Parents of Avi, eighth grade

Reasons to Choose Crowden

  • Intellectually engaging curriculum
  • Big opportunities in small class settings
  • Excellent high school placement
  • Enduring friendships

Results of a Crowden School Education

  • Independently minded critical thinkers
  • Creative problem solvers
  • Curious, brave communicators
  • Confident learners
Children who love music have a home at Berkeley's Crowden School

Children Who Love Music Find a Home at the Crowden School

The study of chamber music alongside a rigorous academic curriculum offers our students a unique educational experience with transformative results. Small class sizes allow our students to thrive as individuals and to gain confidence in their own voices. In ensembles, students learn skills such as focused listening, dedicated practice and perseverance, constructive incorporation of teacher feedback, and an empathetic group dynamic. All of this transfers into the academic classroom. Students become effective project managers, attuned to the strengths of their peers and working cooperatively toward a goal. The joy in playing music fuels their passion to create, explore, discuss, brainstorm, act, and grow into themselves at this important juncture in their young lives.

Accepting applications for 2019-2020!

"It feels exhilarating, like playing a soccer game, when my trio performs. We depend on each other to reach the goal."

Kaelen, seventh grade

The Crowden School

A coeducational day school for grades 4–8, the Crowden School provides a distinguished education with chamber music at its core.