© 2018 by Bergman Academy 


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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News and Events 

Bergman Academy is seeking an Elementary Teacher and Technology Teacher for the 19/20 academic year. Applications are due by April 22nd, 2019.


Bergman Academy congratulates Profe Klein on receiving the 2018 Educator of the Year Award from the Iowa World Language Association! IWLA writes, “winners of this award exemplify the best in world language teaching in addition to serving our profession in various capacities. Craig is the epitome of this award.”




100 45th Street

Des Moines, IA 50312


Tel: 515-274-0453