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A New Partnership: REALM Charter Middle School

Pacific School of Religion proudly announces a partnership with REALM Charter Schools in Berkeley to operate their middle school in the Seely Mudd building. Built around principles of Love, Grit, and Action, REALM Charter Schools reflect PSR’s core values of excellence in education, strength through diversity, and a commitment to social transformation. REALM emphasizes college readiness, social justice, and innovation through project-based learning.

Like PSR, REALM schools embody the commitments they articulate: close to 90% of REALM’s students are students of color and nearly 80% of students receive free or reduced-price lunches and/or are English learners—both of these percentages are more than double what they are in the other Berkeley public schools. REALM provides a unique educational opportunity through its focus on project-based learning: REALM’s students have designed and built houses for the homeless, a greenhouse for a local community center, and their own library.

Through the partnership with REALM, we will invest together in significant improvements to accessibility and energy efficiency to the Mudd Building, ensuring the long-term usability of that facility.