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W E L C O M E 


Joni Jen is a mother, childhood educator and entrepreneur. Living and working in the Bay Area for over 30 years, she is the founder and President of Olive Children Foundation -- a non-profit organization that strives to prepare the children of today to be the leaders of tomorrow; the founder and CEO of Berkeley Academy, one of Fremont's most prominent Afterschool & Tutoring centers, we are proud to uphold our values of excellent education, leadership and service to our students and community. Joni's vision is centered around early access to quality education, irrespective of socioeconomic background. She hopes to realize this vision by applying a hands-on, experiment driven curriculum where children can learn by doing. Joni is nothing if not tenacious, persistently pursuing this dream for many years. When she isn’t working, Joni is kept busy by her golden retriever Lulu, who demands constant walks and belly rubs.

Thank you for taking time to visit us! 

Hands on Science Fridays

When it comes to science activities for grade school, hands-on science is really the way to go. We are so excited our weekly hands-on science is back with more exciting themes and activities.

This week we investigated how sunlight is actually a composite of wavelengths, and how certain materials selectively filter certain wavelengths. As a model for how this works in sunscreen, we built miniature devices wherein various colored films are placed over a window covering UV-responsive phosphorescent (glow-in-the-dark) tape.

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Berkeley Academy Kindergarten

Our Transition Kinder and Kindergarten program engages students in STEAM focused learning through hands-on interaction. Through our program, students will have the opportunity to apply math, science, and writing in diverse settings from cooking to computer science.

Upcoming Events

Summer Camp

4/20, 4/27, Saturday

1:00 - 4:00PM

TK - G5, G6-8


43475 Ellsworth St., Fremont, CA

You are welcome to learn/preview Aftrschool & Summer Camp programs.

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Summer Camp
6/24 - 7/26

8:30AM - 3:00PM

G6-8, G8-12

Two Locations

Hayward & Fremont

What's Happening at Berkeley Academy?

Family Testimonials

Sonia, Parent at Little STEaMers

" We are very happy with Little STEaMers. We chose this facility due to the Reggio philosophy, the impressive direction of Ms. Carmina, the location, the lovely building and playground area, their sanitization practices, and technology use (an app to share lots of photos)...The small class and high teacher ratio gives an intimate feel, and we love all the teachers...They were also extremely accommodating of drop off/pick up times ..

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