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 carpool lists 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 the Graduate School of Education is moving in spring 2018, ATDP’s main office will remain in the same location. The ATDP Main Office is located in University Hall on the west edge of the Berkeley campus, at Addison and Oxford Street. The building's street address is 2199 Addison Street, and the office is located on the ground floor 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 and their families interested in forming carpools or BART groups, ATDP provides an online directory of other students from their area who are also interested in traveling together. 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 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 arrive to the Downtown Berkeley BART station, which is a 3-minute walk from the edge of campus.
Student tickets. For Secondary Division students who prefer the convenience of BART to travel to and from campus, BART authorizes middle and high schools to resell discounted Orange tickets at half the price of a standard ticket. Because ATDP is not a middle or high school, we cannot sell these tickets. However, if a student is able to purchase these tickets at his or her own school, they may be used for transit to and from ATDP during the summer. BART Orange tickets do not expire and, if unused, may be returned to BART for a cash refund.