Berkeley Arts Magnet at Whittier school, commonly referred to as BAM, is a K through 5 elementary school located in beautiful Berkeley, California. BAM has a rich and diverse student community, and a unique history.
BAM is located at the Whittier campus, in the North Shattuck / Gourmet Ghetto neighborhood of north Berkeley, and just blocks from Downtown Berkeley.
BAM offers a rich curriculum in both academics and arts. The school community values learning experiences in all domains, and consistently pledges funds and instructional time to incorporate visual and performing arts into a comprehensive education program.
Berkeley Arts Magnet teachers recognize the diversity of learners in each classroom, and have committed to ongoing professional development in “best practices” to promote academic achievement in reading, writing and math. In this way, the needs of all students are supported through a rich program that is not “one size fits all.”