Founded in 1960, Berkeley Preparatory School is a Pre-K - Grade 12 co-educational independent, Episcopal day school located in Tampa, Florida. Berkeley educates the whole child by nurturing students’ intellectual, emotional, spiritual and physical development so they may attain their highest potential. Our philosophy encompasses a balanced curriculum of academics and arts, clubs and activities, competitive sports and community service. An emphasis on academic excellence combined with a spirit of social responsibility engenders in students a newfound confidence and shared sense of purpose. Students exchange ideas, study virtues and explore ethics as they define their attitudes and values.
A diverse student population brings many cultures together, fostering the sharing of traditions in a safe forum. Through formal study of world religions, daily convocations, and the rich and open discussion among peers, students learn to respect their heritage along with the customs of their neighbors. Students are better prepared to embrace this diversity in our global world.

Our graduates are well-rounded individuals who have excelled in the lessons of character and learned the values of discipline, diligence, and integrity. They leave Berkeley with open minds to find the future awaits them with open doors. 


Headmaster: Joseph W. Seivold
Total number of faculty and staff: 275
Teacher to student ratio: 1:10
Average class size: 15 to 20


Total Student Enrollment 1380
Lower Division - Pre-K to Grade 5 410
Middle Division - Grades 6-8 330
Upper Division - Grades 9-12 640
Percent of Female Students 49%
Percent of Male Students 51%

Campus Facilities

Berkeley is located on a beautiful 86-acre campus in Tampa, consisting of 29 buildings totaling 329,732 square feet.


More than 80% of students participate in the athletic program, which includes 16 sports and 81 teams:

Cross Country
Swimming & Diving
Track & Field
Ice Hockey

Visual & Performing Arts

Students in grades Pre-K through 12 benefit from a comprehensive visual and performing arts program which includes art, theatre, and music. Many students go on to pursue careers in the arts, from performing on Broadway to studying computer animation.


Anytime Anywhere Learning is Berkeley’s student technology initiative which recognizes that in today's information-driven global society, learning should not be bound by the walls of the classroom or the hours of the school day. While all Berkeley students have convenient access to age-appropriate technologies, students in grades 4 through 12 enjoy ubiquitous access to their devices.

2019-20 Tuition

Pre-K / Kindergarten  $17,910
Grades 1-5  $21,110
Grades 6-8  $24,210
Grades 9-12  $26,730

Accreditation and Memberships

Year Founded: 1960

Berkeley Mascot: The Buccaneer

School colors: Blue and White

Affiliation: Episcopal



4811 Kelly Road
Tampa, FL 33615
(813) 885-1673