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How is Bergman Academy Responding to COVID-19?

In response to COVID-19 and per recommendations from Governor Reynolds, Bergman Academy’s building is closed through April 13th.  Any updates regarding our scheduled re-opening will be communicated directly to our families and posted on the website.  Our top priority remains the safety and well-being of our community.  Although the building is closed, we are continuing to move forward as a learning community. 

On Wednesday, March 25th, Bergman launched its first distance learning initiative to allow students to continue learning and connecting with their teachers and fellow students.  This was made possible only through the extraordinary work and support of our administrative team, teachers, Board of Trustees, parents and students.  The team of teachers at Bergman Academy is an incredible group.  They have been working tirelessly to learn new technology, rethink content and methods, and reflect on how, in this very different learning environment, to connect with students and families. 


Our community is strong, creative, resilient, and - most importantly - a team.  Our size and independence have allowed us to navigate these challenging times with dexterity.  We are so proud to BE BERGMAN.


We are still actively enrolling students in Preschool - 8th grade for the 2020-21 academic year.  Please send admissions inquiries to Katie Ewing at kewing@bergmanacademy.org.


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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Bergman COVID-19 Update: 

Bergman Academy is continuing to provide an education for our students; the building is closed through April 13, but teaching and learning will continue online for the majority of our students beginning Wednesday, March 25. 



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Des Moines, IA 50312


Tel: 515-274-0453

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