Elsa Dietz



Nathan Ehrlich cuts around a turn on his mountain bike.

Best places to mountain bike in Berkeley


The Bay Area is an excellent location for mountain biking, and mountain bikers at Berkeley High School enjoy the wide variety of mountain biking trails and areas that Berkeley and the surrounding area has to offer.  Juliet Distefano, a sophomore on the BHS mountain biking team, enjoys the flowy trails and beautiful redwoods of Joaquin

World Map with location icons in different countries.

BHS exchange students: 'A different environment'


Aiko Iguchi Aiko Iguchi, a junior at Berkeley High School, found that moving to Berkeley for her junior year of high school has given her a fresh start.

Adalilly Chu, a BHS sophomore, runs a jewelry-making business

Student entrepreneurs run businesses built on their passions


Berkeley High School students often go above and beyond in honing their skills and following their passions. Some students have even taken it upon themselves to start their own businesses and experiment with entrepreneurship.  Corina Blanton, a BHS sophomore, found a passion for baking at a very young age.

Angie Soto in her classroom.

New teachers adjust, seeking community


“It’s a lot of things to adjust to it’s such a huge campus compared to my old school … I’m trying to get the lay of the land, you know, what are the norms?” said Justin Valencia, a new Berkeley International High School Global History and IB History of the Americas teacher.