Berkeley is home to three middle schools: the two “zoned” schools (King and Willard) and one “magnet” school (Longfellow). Longfellow is also home to Berkeley’s two-way immersion (aka “TWI” for English/Spanish) program.
Middle School volunteers often spend time:
- Working 1 on 1 with struggling students, supporting small groups, or assisting whole class, as requested by the Host Teacher
- Supporting subject-specific academics, including reading, writing, math, and science
- Supporting enrichment classes, from computer sciences and gardening/cooking/nutrition to world languages, music, and engineering/makerspace
BUSD middle schools run August through June, from approximately 8 am – 3 pm.
There are also a variety of after school opportunities (3-6 pm daily) with BUSD’s LEARNS program to support both core academics (tutoring, homework clubs) and enrichment activities.