How to Apply

Applying to Lower Division

Berkeley Preparatory School’s admissions process is a holistic analysis of an applicant’s developmental, social-emotional, and academic ability and potential.  Applications are available in early September, with a February 1 deadline.  Admissions decisions are communicated in early March.  Applications received after the deadline will be considered for the waiting pool.

Admissions Checklist Lower Division

List of 6 items.

  • Campus Visit

    • Parents are encouraged to schedule a campus visit to discuss the admissions process.
  • Application

    • Complete the online application.
    • Upload the applicant’s birth certificate and optional photograph.
    • Submit the $75 application fee.
    • Once the application is submitted, you will be contacted by the Admissions Office to coordinate assessment dates and a parent meeting.
    • Application Deadline: February 1 - Admissions applications received after February 1st will be considered for our waiting pool.
  • Student Record Release Form (Grades 1-5 only)

    • Print, sign, and submit to the appropriate official at your child’s school (ie. registrar or school principal) on or after November 15.
  • Teacher Recommendation Form

    Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten
    • Print and sign Permission for School to Release Student Records, located on the PreK-K School Recommendation Checklist, and deliver to applicant’s current school on or after November 15.
    • This recommendation should be completed by your child’s current teacher and signed by the principal or head of school.
    • Please have completed School Recommendation Checklist and transcripts (if applicable) forwarded directly to the Admissions Office before your child’s admissions visit.
    • As a courtesy, please include a stamped envelope addressed to the Berkeley Preparatory School - Lower Division Admissions Office.
    1st-5th Grade
    • A Teacher Recommendation Form is required from the child’s current teacher before your child’s admissions visit.
    • Print, sign, and submit on or after November 15.
    • 1st Grade Recommendation
    • 2nd-5th Grade Recommendation
    • As a courtesy, please include a stamped envelope addressed to the Berkeley Preparatory School – Lower Division Admissions Office.
  • Admissions Testing

    • Expect Berkeley to confirm receipt of your application via letter scheduling your child’s assessment(s) for January and February.
    • Admissions assessments/testing vary by grade level.
  • Financial Aid

    If you anticipate requesting financial aid, please review our financial aid webpage for important deadlines and procedures.
Berkeley makes all admission decisions without regard to financial status. Families who have reviewed their financial situation and feel that help may be needed in paying tuition should apply for aid. Financial aid awards are available at any grade level to students who demonstrate need.
Founded in 1960, Berkeley is an independent, Episcopal, college-preparatory day school located in Tampa, FL, for boys and girls in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 12. Approximately 1,400 students gather here from the greater Tampa Bay area to form ONE Berkeley.