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School Information

Year Founded: 1960

Berkeley Mascot: The Buccaneer

School colors: Blue and White

Affiliation: Episcopal

 

Enrollment

Total Enrollment 1,300
Lower Division - Pre-K to Grade 5 400
Middle Division - Grades 6-8 325
Upper Division - Grades 9-12 575
Percent of Female Students 49%
Percent of Male Students 51%
The Class of 2013 included 118 recent graduates. They were accepted to a combined total of 156 colleges and universities in 29 states, the District of Columbia and Canada. Every class member was accepted to a four-year college or university. The Class of 2013 earned over $9 million in scholarships, and 96 percent of the class qualified for the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The Class included 18 National Merit honorees and a national Presidential Scholarship Semi-finalist.

Faculty

Headmaster: Joseph W. Seivold
Total number of faculty: 136
Total number of administrators and counselors not included as teachers: 21
Teacher to student ratio: 1:9
Average class size: 15 to 20
 

Campus Facilities

Berkeley is located on nearly 80 acres in the Town n’ Country suburb of Tampa and includes:
Two libraries
62 classrooms
Science wing with eight science labs
634-seat performing arts theater with gallery for visual arts displays
Technology labs
Fine arts center
425-seat Berkeley Cafe
Early childhood center and playground
19,000 sq. ft. student center
Outdoor environmental classroom
Athletic facilities: a state-of-the-art 53,000 square foot field house, three gymnasiums, a eight-lane competitive swimming pool and diving well, a wrestling room, a weight room, a rock-climbing wall, a varsity level soccer field, a tennis complex, a high and low ropes course, a baseball and softball complex, and a stadium for football, soccer, lacrosse and an all-weather track.
 

Athletics

More than 80% of students participate in the athletic program, which includes 16 sports and 72 teams:
Baseball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Swimming & Diving
Track & Field
Basketball
Crew
Football
Lacrosse
Ice Hockey
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball
Wrestling
 

Visual & Performing Arts

Students from Pre-K through grade 12 benefit from a comprehensive visual and performing arts program which includes art, drama and music. Many students go on to pursue careers in the arts, from performing on Broadway to studying computer animation at Harvard.
 

Technology

As the first pre-K–grade 12 school in the Southeast to deploy a campus-wide wireless network and the first to launch a lower school laptop program, Berkeley leads the way in the thoughtful integration of technology and learning. Teachers and students understand that the future belongs to those who are prepared to exploit technology’s potential through the use of state-of-the art tools available in every Berkeley classroom.
 
Anytime Anywhere Learning is Berkeley’s student laptop and iPad initiative for grades 4 through 12  which recognizes that in today’s information-driven global society, learning should not be bound by the walls of the classroom or the hours of the school day. This year in grade 4, Berkeley integrated student-owned iPad learning. Bringing the world’s information resources to every student’s desk offers an unparalleled opportunity to enhance problem solving, improve collaboration, deepen understanding, improve achievement, and foster lifelong learning. iPad Learning provides a great source of active learning for our students in the classroom via apps that support the full curriculum. The iPads engage the children in their learning and provide them with immediate feedback – both necessities for a successful and stimulating learning environment.
 

Accreditation and Memberships

Berkeley is accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the Florida Council of Independent Schools, the Southern Association of Independent Schools, and the Florida Kindergarten Council.  Memberships include the National Association of Independent Schools, the National Association of Episcopal Schools, The Center for Spiritual and Ethical Education, the Secondary School Admissions Test Board, the National Association of College Admissions Counselors and the College Board.  The middle and upper divisions were designated as Blue Ribbon Schools in 1995 and 2000 by the U.S. Department of Education.

2014-15 Tuition

Pre-K / Kindergarten  $17,360
Grades 1-5  $18,340
Grades 6-8  $20,270
Grades 9-12  $21,800
 





Testing

All sophomores and juniors take the PSAT in October and sophomores take the PLAN in the fall as well. Juniors are encouraged to take the SAT I in March, the SAT Subject Tests in May and the ACT on the test date of their choice in the spring. Depending upon their scores and the requirements of the colleges to which they are applying, students may take the SAT I and the SAT Subject Tests again in their senior year. Many often choose to take the ACT again as well. Eighty-nine percent of the senior class and 62 percent of the junior class took at least one Advanced Placement Course.

Additional School Information

   
We invite you to check out the online version of the Fall 2013 Berkeley Magazine. Like the printed version, the online version includes all the great news, features and happenings taking place at Berkeley. In addition, the online magazine includes interactive features like video and audio stories.
 
4811 Kelly Rd. Tampa, FL - Phone: 813.885.1673 - Fax: 813.886.6933