Location & Transportation
Secondary Division Location
All SD courses are held on the UC Berkeley campus, which is conveniently located a short walk away from the Downtown Berkeley BART station and several AC Transit bus lines. Many families choose to carpool to campus, and information about carpools, BART meet-ups, and campus shuttles will be provided in the student’s acceptance packet. For families driving to Berkeley, please visit UC Berkeley’s Parking and Transportation website for parking details.
Elementary Division Location
Washington Elementary School is located at 565 Wine Street in Point Richmond, nine miles northwest of UC Berkeley. The historic small town is nestled in a quiet area between Interstate 580 and San Francisco Bay, and lies near the eastern anchorage of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge.
Once classes begin, ATDP staff and site administration will be available at the main office in Washington School. If you have questions about your child’s performance, attendance, or any other concerns, contact information will be included in your child’s acceptance packet.
ATDP Main Office
Though most other university buildings do not have street addresses, you can find University Hall at 2018 Oxford Street in Berkeley on the west edge of campus. Enter through the Oxford Street entrance, descend to the bottom floor, and then follow signs to find us in room 70. For the Elementary Division, most inquiries should be made directly to the Washington School office while classes are in session.
For students interested in traveling together, ATDP provides an online directory of other students from their area who are also interested in commuting. Families then contact each other and form their own carpool or BART groups. The commuter directory is available only to students who have been accepted into the program, who have an online account, and who have opted into the directory themselves. The directory will be accessible from the Course Placement tab in your "My Account" menu (requires login) about a month before classes begin.
If you and a sibling or friend want to attend ATDP at the same time so that you can commute together, include the request in the Letter of Interest in both applications. Make certain that the schedules of the courses you each request match. The earlier you both apply, the more likely we will be able to work with your schedules.
Since Berkeley parking is extremely difficult, many visitors travel by BART via the Downtown Berkeley station, which is a 3-minute walk from the edge of campus.
Youth Clipper. For Secondary Division students who prefer the convenience of BART to travel to and from campus, the Youth Clipper card allows those age 18 or younger to ride at half the price of a standard fare. These discounted cards may be obtained by a brief application in person or via mail, email, or fax. Visit the Clipper Card website for application information.
Note: BART has discontinued the “BART Orange” program for discounted student paper tickets. However, students may still use existing Orange tickets to travel to and from ATDP during the summer.