DIVERSITY AT BERKELEY
Berkeley Preparatory School is committed to being an inclusive and diverse learning environment that encourages values that recognize we are all unique individuals who make positive contributions to the world. Guided by our identity as an independent Episcopal school and our core cultural norms where kindness and respect are placed in the highest regard, Berkeley represents a welcoming environment where people from all backgrounds will not only fit in but thrive. Our commitment to diversity is what makes us a top Tampa private school!
Berkeley is committed to attracting and retaining a culturally diverse faculty of demonstrated professional excellence with an unwavering commitment to delivering an education of unsurpassed quality and breadth. In fact, 25 percent of the Berkeley faculty identify as people of color, including faculty who hail from more than 10 countries. Our Tampa private school is committed to supporting a culturally diverse faculty and student body in an inclusive community.
Our five-year Strategic Plan includes among its primary goals a commitment to attract and admit students who demonstrate academic merit, strong character, and great potential, and who contribute to a vibrant, talented, balanced, and diverse student body, reflecting a wide range of backgrounds and experiences.
Berkeley students are encouraged to be involved in the many multicultural opportunities at our private school in Tampa including:
- Diversity Club
- Diversity Program Team
- Spanish Club
- French Club
- Chinese Club
- Cultural Appreciation Club
- Jewish Cultural Club
- Masala Mix (Indian Culture Club)
- Chat and Chew (Black Student Lunch group)
- Global Scholars
- Global Scholar, Diversity, Library Initiative: Student Film Festival
Each year, a group of Berkeley students attend the annual People of Color
and Student Diversity Leadership Conferences - a multiracial, multicultural gathering of upper school student leaders (grades nine - 12) from across the U.S. that focuses on self-reflecting, forming allies, and building community. Led by a diverse team of trained adult and peer facilitators, participants develop effective cross-cultural communication skills, better understand the nature and development of effective strategies for social justice, practice expression through the arts, and learn networking principles and strategies.
Berkeley Preparatory School fully subscribes to the Equity and Justice Principles
of National Association of Independent Schools.