On April 14, four student-athletes from Berkeley Preparatory School committed to compete in their collegiate sport of choice in a joint ceremony livestreamed to classmates, faculty, friends, and family members. Those committing to compete for a Division 1 program signed the National Letter of Intent.
For the past three years, Berkeley senior Elle Lawson ’21 has participated in Berkeley’s Global Scholars program and will be graduating from the program with honors. Every scholar is required to complete a capstone project to fulfill their program requirements. Elle’s project explores a global travesty that she has witnessed first-hand and she is taking action in one of the best ways she knows how – through her art.
Almost 60 years ago, Ralph Aye and Collin Baker, Jr. saw the opportunity to build something remarkable. Baker, Aye, and other visionary Tampa Bay families founded Berkeley Preparatory School in 1960 and proudly opened the doors to students in the fall of 1961. They dared to dream of an independent day school that would provide all the essential elements for a well-rounded education: a rigorous academic program, including comprehensive offerings in the arts and athletics; a strong emphasis on the importance of moral and spiritual values; highly motivated students; innovative and caring faculty members; and supportive families.
Parents: do you often think about how to raise strong, resilient, and successful kids – without over-parenting? Are you looking for advice on how to help your kids build the necessary skills to become healthy and thriving adults? Please join us on March 9 and/or March 11 for age-appropriate webinars featuring best-selling author of How to Raise an Adult, Julie Lythcott-Haims, where she will discuss the answers to these questions and many more!
All Berkeley community members are encouraged to log on for this important webinar! There is no need to pre-register. A link to the webinar will be sent to all community members the day before the event.
Four students from Berkeley Preparatory School have been selected as candidates for the 2021 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. Approximately 4,500 high school seniors are chosen for outstanding performance on the SAT or the ACT. From the Berkeley Class of 2021, Michael Cui, Brantley Deady, Ryan D’Cuhna, and Lila Patterson were selected and will now submit candidacy materials for consideration highlighting leadership qualities, personal character, involvement in community, and school activities.
We are honored to recognize the positive difference being made by Amy Wotovich ’21 and Maddie Sakalosky ’21, who spend a lot of time with the kids at Jackson Springs Park through the Positive Coaching Alliance - Tampa Bay's student-mentor program. Now, as part of Berkeley's 50th Anniversary Service Scholar Project, Amy and Maddie deliver 'Buc Bags' to the kids for the first time! Watch their story!
During this holiday season, we hope that all members of our Berkeley family are surrounded by loved ones and find time for sharing treasured moments together. Let us all keep perspective on what is truly important in our lives and use this season to celebrate those intangible gifts we are blessed with.
In recognition of the holiday season, Berkeley will be closed December 23, 24, and 25 and December 31 and January 1. We will resume normal business hours beginning January 4. Classes resume for all students on January 4, 2021.
We send you Seasons Greetings and wish you the very best for the New Year!
When Chris Marshall, Berkeley Preparatory School’s Director of Upper Division Theatre, began planning for a new school year of stage productions during a pandemic, he quickly realized that it would take something unconventional to safely deliver an awe-inspiring performance that takes into account the school’s carefully crafted COVID-19 mitigation policies. “As I watched everything from Broadway to local theatre shut down last spring, normally the time for planning our upcoming season here at Berkeley, I must admit things looked pretty bleak,” Marshall explained. “As the pandemic continued, it seemed unlikely that we’d be gathering as a community to watch our normal fall play.”
Berkeley Preparatory School is honored to recognize 15 students who have been named as National Merit Semifinalists among 16,000 students from across the country as part of the 66th National Merit Scholarship Program.
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 1,380 students gather here from the greater Tampa Bay area to form ONE Berkeley.