Love. Grit. Action.

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Mission & Vision

Love. Grit. Action.

With students, families, teachers, and administration, we lead with Love, Grit, and Action. These three principles are both goals and standards by which our school culture is defined in every way. 

  • Our students are known and have a voice.
  • Our teaching practice is rooted in love for our students and our community,
  • We help each other get “unstuck.”
  • We serve our community through project-based learning.

A research-backed approach to learning

Why Project-Based Learning?

Project-based learning (PBL) is one of REALM Charter School’s main strategies to increase academic achievement. Project-based learning is backed by comprehensive evidence that demonstrates deeper student understanding and retention. 

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Our story

REALM Charter School is a learning community founded on the principles of Love, Grit, and Action. REALM serves students grades 6-12 with a focus on college preparedness, project-based learning, and social justice. 

Supporting the whole child

Our middle and high school programs support and challenge the whole child through rigorous curriculum, a personalized advisory program, and creative enrichment opportunities.

college preparedness

We prepare students to succeed in college and beyond by connecting the classroom to their community, core content to creativity, and their own voice to contemporary citizenship.


Executive director’s message

Brick by brick together

In 2011, we began building this school brick by brick together. We have built the walls and the classrooms, and also a family and community. When I first imagined what realm might be, I wanted to create a school that embodied the principles of Love, Grit, and Action.

Since 2011

School history

REALM Charter Schools were authorized and granted a five-year charter by Berkeley Unified School District on June 11, 2011. REALM was recently granted a five-year renewal, extending the charters for both the middle and high schools through 2021.

REALM Charter High School recently received a five-year accreditation from The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) that runs through 2021. The maximum term allowable on our first full visit.

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1798 Scenic Ave
Berkeley, CA 94709

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