About

Parents' Club

Parents' Club

Becoming a Berkeley parent is something special; we share a common bond in wanting an exceptional education for our children. Parents' Club allows us to strengthen this bond with each other, with students, and with faculty and staff, elevating the experience of the whole family through a deeper connection with the entire Berkeley community.
 
Parents' Club offers multiple opportunities to volunteer and participate - accommodating even the busiest schedules. Parents across all divisions, from grades Pre-K through 12, get involved, not only to meet fellow parents and learn more about Berkeley, but also because of the friendships made, the fulfilling work deploying our skills and talents to enhance the Berkeley experience, the reward in serving those in need off-campus, and the fun of celebrating at our big fundraiser, BUC BASH!
 
Getting involved is the best way to get the most out of your family's experience at Berkeley, and our Parents' Club makes involvement easy. We welcome you!

Events

From welcoming our Lower Division families back to school with an afternoon of games, crafts, and play at the Fall Fair to hosting a memorable Baccalaureate celebration for our seniors and their families shortly before graduation, Parents' Club seeks to make important Berkeley moments even more special. We also support opportunities for our families to have fun while serving the community by sponsoring a Family Service Day that provides food for hungry children. Whether you enjoy conceptualizing new events, hosting visitors on Grandparents' Day, managing a budget for a 650-person banquet, or making sure runners stay hydrated during Turkey Trot, Parents' Club has something for everyone!

BUC BASH

Parents' Club has only one fundraiser to support the 30+ events and programs that we fully fund or subsidize throughout the year. BUC BASH is a fun and welcoming on-campus party for Berkeley parents, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends. It's always a great evening with delicious food and cocktails, awesome music, and always a few surprising twists. This event brings together parents in all divisions - from those brand-new to Berkeley, to those whose children have been here for years or even graduated. BUC BASH and the accompanying Buc Bonanza Online Auction and Raffle let everyone have a blast while supporting the work of Parents' Club!

Scholarship

To make a Berkeley education accessible to students for whom the opportunity is financially out of reach, Parents' Club established an endowed scholarship in 1997. The endowment provides one full and one partial scholarship to students with financial need who demonstrate the potential for outstanding academic achievement. In 2011, Parents' Club renamed it The Joseph A. Merluzzi Endowed Scholarship to honor the retiring headmaster for his many years of service. Since its inception, the endowment has enabled ten students to pursue an education at Berkeley.
Founded in 1960, Berkeley is an independent Episcopal day school for boys and girls in Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12. Combining academic excellence with a spirit of social responsibility, Berkeley develops well-rounded individuals seeking to make a positive difference in the world.