“It’s clear that the learning at Mulberry School comes through the children’s engagement. The children are so engaged, the learning and discovery comes through in their inner desire – not from outside pressure.”

– Jane Nelsen, Ed. D; author of “Positive Discipline” series of books.

Thoughts from the Graduates:

“One thing that I have learned though all five of my years at Mulberry is that it’s so important to be true to yourself – no matter the place or the time.  This is a piece of Mulberry that will always stick with me.”

“Mulberry is the only place where teachers nurture you as their own.  Later on you don’t get the chance to have the same kind of connection with your teachers.  I still feel like I’m part of Mulberry – and the teachers are now my friends.”

“Now that I’m in college, I realize that Mulberry was where I learned how important social skills really are.  Even as young kids we were learning to have empathy and to problem solve in a group.”

Mulberry alumni can be found at the following colleges:

  • UC Berkeley
  • UC San Diego
  • UCLA
  • San Jose State
  • UC Santa Cruz
  • Santa Clara University
  • MIT-Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Georgetown University


  • Stanford University
  • UC Santa Barbara
  • Purdue University
  • Loyola Marymount
  • Penn State
  • George Washington University
  • University of Souther California
  • And many others!

If you would like to speak to a current family or an alumni family about the merits of a Mulberry education, please contact Deanna Haugaard.