Berkeley Carroll School

181 Lincoln Place,
Brooklyn, NY, 11217-0112
Tel: (718)789-6060
Grades: PK - 12 | 818 students
A passion for learning is at the heart of Berkeley Carroll.
The school is a creative and intellectual community where devoted teachers challenge and engage talented students.
Our demanding curriculum and vibrant civic life prepare our diverse graduates for success in college and for the greater endeavor—a life of critical, ethical, and global thinking. Berkeley Carroll is an independent, college preparatory day school providing coeducational programs for children in prekindergarten through grade 12.
Officially chartered by New York state in 1886, Berkeley Carroll is one of the oldest independent schools in New York City. Located in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn, Berkeley Carroll has established partnerships with its cultural neighbors, including the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, Mark Morris Dance Company, and the Polytechnic Institute of NYU as well as its partnership with the Johns Hopkins University.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 12
Year Founded 1886

Student Body

Total Students 818 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 28%
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 105 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 80%
Average Class Size 16 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Dec. 1 / rolling
Tuition Notes There is a Tuition Schedule for grades Pre-K-12.
% on Financial Aid 30%
Admissions Director Vanessa C. Prescott
Admissions Associate Hannah Konkle


Total Sports Offered 11 sports
Sports BaseballBasketballCross CountryDanceSoccer
SoftballSwimmingTennisTrack and FieldVolleyballWinter Track
Cross CountryDance,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
Winter Track


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 39 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. 8th Grade Upper School Buddies Program, Amnesty International, Art Squad, Awareness Day Facilitators, Best Buddies, Blotter (School Newspaper), Broadway Club, Chamber, Choir, Comic Book Club, DAIS, Dance Club, Diversity Day Facilitators, Environmental Club, Film Appreciation, GASP, Girls to Women, Honor Council, Jazz Band, Lion's Pride (Community Service Club), Mu Alpha Theta (Math Club), NIA, P.O.C. (People of Color), POC Lower School Buddies Program, Peer Leadership, Peer Tutors Program, Photo Club, Psychology Club, Reflections (School Literary Magazine), Social Justice, Speech and Debate, Student Ambassador Program, Student Diversity Leadership Conference, Student Government, Sustainability Club, Theater Tech, United Nations Group, World Affairs Breakfast Club, Yearbook Art Squad, Best Buddies, Broadway Club, Chamber, Choir, DAIS, Dance Club, GASP, Girls to Women, Honor Council, Jazz Band, NIA, Photo Club, Social Justice, Theater Tech, Yearbook, 8th Grade Upper School Buddies Program,
Amnesty International,
Awareness Day Facilitators,
Blotter (School Newspaper),
Comic Book Club,
Diversity Day Facilitators,
Environmental Club,
Film Appreciation,
Lion's Pride (Community Service Club),
Mu Alpha Theta (Math Club),
P.O.C. (People of Color),
POC Lower School Buddies Program,
Peer Leadership,
Peer Tutors Program,
Psychology Club,
Reflections (School Literary Magazine),
Speech and Debate,
Student Ambassador Program,
Student Diversity Leadership Conference,
Student Government,
Sustainability Club,
United Nations Group,
World Affairs Breakfast Club,

School Notes:

  • Berkeley Carroll is an independent, college preparatory day school providing coeducational programs for children in prekindergarten through grade 12. The Berkeley Carroll School is a dynamic community sustained by a passion for learning where the relationship between student and teacher is paramount. We offer students a stimulating and rigorous program in the liberal arts and sciences, the creative arts, and physical education. Teachers create learning experiences that foster intellectual curiosity and imagination grounded in disciplined study. Students find their individual voice through open discussion, independent thought, respectful dissent, and the pursuit of new challenges. Berkeley Carroll strives to be a diverse place where everyone is encouraged to participate, everyone is cared for, and belief in and respect for one another are fundamental. We value integrity, kindness, and understanding. The school maintains a strong relationship with parents, whose involvement is actively sought and appreciated. Berkeley Carroll is committed to the highest standards of ethical behavior.

  • Profile last updated: 11/29/2012

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is International School Of Brooklyn (0.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Helen Owen Carey Child Development Center (0.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Park Slope Christian Academy (0.4 miles away)
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  • Recommended October 06, 2012 - My daughter transferred here in high school after attending an Upper East Side elementary/middle school. The transition was seamless. The courses remain rigorous and intellectually challenging (and the offerings are wide-ranging), but the atmosphere is more relaxed and grounded. We couldn''t be happier. - Posted by Parent

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