Admissions

How to Apply

Berkeley welcomes inquiries from families throughout the year. Due to the competitive nature of the admissions process, families are encouraged to contact the school as early as possible. The Admissions Office is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. To schedule a visit, please call the Admissions Office at (813) 885-1673.

Due to differences in their developmental levels, students in each division follow varying admissions procedures. Please choose the appropriate division from the selections below:
The Admissions Committee evaluates applicants on the basis of the application, the candidate’s record, teacher recommendation, interviews and admissions testing. In considering applicants, the Admissions Committee evaluates a student’s talents, academic skills, personal interests, motivation to learn and desire to attend Berkeley. Special consideration is given to qualified children of faculty and/or alumni/ae, as well as qualified siblings of Berkeley students.
 
Applications should be submitted September through January the year before the student wishes to begin Berkeley.  Applications received after deadlines will be considered on a space available basis.


Berkeley Preparatory School admits students of any race, gender, color, religion, national or ethnic origin and does not discriminate on the basis of any of these categories or any other category protected by law in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and financial aid program, athletic and other school-administered programs.
NOTE TO INTERNATIONAL INQUIRIES: Berkeley Preparatory School does not issue Form I-20 documents to students and, therefore, cannot accept students who are seeking multi-year enrollment and/or a high school diploma from Berkeley Preparatory School under F-1 student visa status. However, international families who relocate to the area are welcome to apply if the student will be living permanently with his or her parent or guardian in the Tampa Bay area as a dependent on the parent's visa, or if the child is otherwise eligible to study in the U.S.
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.