Athletics enriches the lives of Berkeley students. With an Open Participation Policy, approximately 80 percent of our 6th through 12th grade students compete in interscholastic sports. This creates a climate of teamwork, cooperation, and sportsmanship that encourages students to develop new skills and talents, often with dramatic results. 

The combination of sound coaching, hard work, talent, and academic preparation has allowed our students to garner varsity roster spots from dozens of colleges and universities including Bucknell, Harvard, Dartmouth, Cornell, Davidson, Duke, Elon, Notre Dame, Southern Methodist, Tufts, Amherst, the Air Force Academy, North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Michigan, Ohio State, Rutgers, Northwestern, Pennsylvania, and Rhodes.  Berkeley currently has 96 alumni competing at the collegiate level and four alumni competing as a professional.

Berkeley annually ranks as a top five athletic program among over 80 Bay area public and private schools. Our varsity teams compete against the state’s best competition in every sport. Berkeley hosts and competes in some of the nation’s best tournaments. 
Berkeley’s full range of varsity and junior varsity teams in the Middle and Upper Divisions includes 16 sports and more than 80 teams. Berkeley is a 3A school and a member of the Florida High School Athletic Association and the Florida West Coast League. Additionally, Berkeley has won more than 70 FHSAA Academic Team State Championships and has been the Overall Team Academic Champion nine of the last 11 years.  This year alone Berkeley won the FHSAA Floyd E. Lay Sunshine Cup All-Sports Award for the best overall athletic program in Class 3A, the FHSAA Fred E. Rozelle Sportsmanship Award, the FACA Cary McDonald Award winner for the Athletic Program of the Year for Class 3A, and yet another FHSAA Overall Academic State Championship. 

Athletics News

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  • 2023 Spring Signing Class

    Five Berkeley Student-Athletes Commit to College Athletic Programs

    On April 12, five Berkeley student-athletes committed to continue their athletic endeavors at some of the best colleges and universities in the country as part of Spring Signing Day. They join 15 members of the Class of 2023 who have already signed a National Letter of Intent. Those committing to compete for a Division 1 program signed the National Letter of Intent. 
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  • Winter Signing Day Class

    Eleven Berkeley Student-Athletes Commit to College Teams

    Eleven student-athletes from Berkeley Preparatory School committed to compete for their collegiate team of choice in a joint ceremony on February 1, in the Lykes Center for the Arts on Berkeley’s campus. Those committed to play for a Division I program signed a National Letter of Intent.
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  • 2022 Fall Signing Day Class


    This fall, four senior Berkeley student-athletes signed their National Letter of Intent to participate in an NCAA sport next year in college. They join 96 fellow Buccaneer alumni currently competing in college athletics. Each has proven that athletic excellence can co-exist with exemplary performance in the classroom.
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  • Photo of Melaney O'Carroll

    Melaney (Amos) O'Carroll 

    Athletic Director
    Grad Year: 1984
  • Photo of Charles Bunton

    Charles Bunton 

    Director of Sports Medicine, Assistant Athletic Director, Physical Education, Upper Division
  • Photo of Tina Brugnoli-Prest

    Tina Brugnoli-Prest 

    Athletics Operations Manager
We are One Team Logo
WE ARE disciplined student athletes in the classrooms and in competition.
WE ARE people of integrity who respect the rules of the game.
WE DEMONSTRATE sportsmanship at all times.
WE ACHIEVE our athletic potential and win championships.
WE REPRESENT Berkeley with passion, commitment, respect, and distinction.
WE ARE part of something bigger than ourselves.
WE ARE Berkeley Athletics, and

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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.