Early childhood admissions at Berkeley (Pre-K, K, and First Grade) seeks to identify those applicants who would be successful within the context of the learning environment offered. Based on years of professional experience, decisions encompass all the factors which predict a “good fit” between student and school. Specifically, our placement recommendations are influenced primarily by determining each child’s developmental level of functioning rather than relying solely on chronological age, measures of intelligence or academic achievement.
Admissions for second through fifth grade is a selective process based on assessment of a child’s classroom visit, previous school records, a current school recommendation and performance on achievement testing at Berkeley. The Admissions Committee strives to determine an applicant’s readiness and ability to succeed in our program as compared with current and applying students. Openings are limited at these levels.