Bergman Academy is Ready.  Are You?

Are you ready for your child to attend school in person 5 days a week?
Are you ready for your child to receive a high quality, student-centered education?
Are you ready for small class sizes and academic excellence?
Are you ready for your child to be known, valued, and appreciated?
Limited openings for 2020-21 are filling quickly!
Click HERE to submit an inquiry which is the first step in the admissions process.  

A Note from our Head of School, Christie Stover: 

"At present we are planning to return to school, full time, on Wednesday, August 26.  The health and safety of our students is at the center of our design and decision-making.  This includes not only the physical health and safety of each member of our community, but also their emotional and intellectual well-being.  Several resources have informed our thinking, including the following guidelines from the American Association of Pediatrics:


We will also be prepared to offer an online option,  should circumstances prevent students from being in the building.  This would be available for individuals, classes, or the entire school if we are required to close the building.  We will work closely with public health professionals as we make these determinations.  

More information regarding our plans for fall will be released on Friday, July 10th."


To provide an environment that nurtures total development while guiding students toward the joy of lifelong learning.  


With a combined 400 years of teaching experience, our highly-trained teachers are equipped with the knowledge and resources necessary to implement a dynamic academic program which encourages critical thinking, creativity, achievement, and self-reflection. 



Our students experience the joy that begins with curiosity and grows with the pursuit of their own interests and passions. We are pleased to offer a wide variety of  enrichment opportunities.



Bergman Academy believes in cultivating strong partnerships between families and staff. At Bergman Academy, your involvement, ideas, and voice are welcomed and encouraged.



We understand the choice of where to educate your child is one of the most significant decisions your family makes each year. Schedule a tour today to learn about why families choose Bergman Academy.



At Bergman Academy in Des Moines, who you are matters. In our intentionally small preschool through eighth grade classes, your child will be known. Equipped with unique learning spaces, a science lab, and the natural setting of Greenwood Park, Bergman Academy differentiates through project-based and experiential learning opportunities which invite our students to grow as learners, thinkers, and leaders. Bergman Academy students develop a love of learning, kindness and compassion, a love of the natural world, independence and a strong understanding of self, combined with the pursuit of excellence, collaboration, global perspective,  and a commitment to others. 


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100 45th Street

Des Moines, IA 50312

Tel: 515-274-0453

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