Berkeley Carroll School

A passion for learning is at the heart of Berkeley Carroll.
Their preK-12th grade school is an intellectual, creative, and equitable community where devoted teachers challenge and engage talented students.
Their demanding curriculum and vibrant civic life prepare their diverse graduates for success in college and for the greater endeavor-a life of critical, ethical, and global thinking.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 992 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $56,915
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Berkeley Carroll School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New York for:

Sports offered
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
992 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 40%
Students by Grade
Berkeley Carroll School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
16 students
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Dec. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director
Vanessa C. Prescott
Admissions Associate
Lower School Admissions



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
35 extracurriculars
8th Grade Upper School Buddies Program, Amnesty International, Art Squad, Best Buddies, Blotter (School Newspaper), Broadway Club, Chamber, Choir, Comic Book Club, DAIS, Dance Club, 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), Peer Leadership, Peer Tutors Program, Photo Club, POC Lower School Buddies Program, Psychology Club, Reflections (School Literary Magazine), Social Justice, Speech and Debate, Student Diversity Leadership Conference, Student Government, Sustainability Club, Theater Tech, Yearbook

Club or Organization:
40+ Affinity Groups (see Berkeley Carroll website for list)

School Notes

Berkeley Carroll is an independent, college preparatory day school in Brooklyn providing coeducational programs for children in prekindergarten through grade 12.A BC education enriches rigorous academic learning withcreative arts and athletics.

Walk through their halls and you`ll see classes where teachers engage and challenge students and intellectual curiosity is encouraged, with students investigating, performing, sharing insights and perspectives, asking questions, and solving real-world problems.

After graduation, their students go on to thrive at the world`s most selective and admired colleges and universities.Centrally located in Park Slope, Brooklyn, the school attracts families from all parts of New York City and New Jersey and providesfree bus servicefor students.

Berkeley Carroll fosters a culture where students:
  • strive for academic excellence and enrich their learning with opportunities to excel in thecreative arts and athletics,
  • discover their passions,
  • develop their inner voices and begin to make sense of their place in the world.
  • express and take a personal responsibility for shaping a just and peaceful world.
An emphasis on respect and caring for individuals makes their diverse, inclusive community an extraordinarily strong one.They are deeply committed to developing ethical and critical thinkers who are exceptionally prepared to lead and succeed in an increasingly complex and changing world.

Learn more on their Fast Facts Page:
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Berkeley Carroll School cost?
Berkeley Carroll School's tuition is approximately $56,915 for private students.
What sports does Berkeley Carroll School offer?
Berkeley Carroll School offers 13 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Flag Football, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball and Winter Track. Berkeley Carroll School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in New York for most sports offered.
What is Berkeley Carroll School's ranking?
Berkeley Carroll School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New York for: Largest student body, Most sports offered, Most extracurriculars offered and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Berkeley Carroll School?
The application deadline for Berkeley Carroll School is Dec. 1 / rolling (applications are due on Dec. 1 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).
In what neighborhood is Berkeley Carroll School located?
Berkeley Carroll School is located in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY. There are 6 other private schools located in Park Slope.

School Calendar

View the Berkeley Carroll School yearly calendar below. Note key dates such as:

School Closed (Passover)
April 23, 2024 (Tuesday)
School Closed (Memorial Day)
May 27, 2024 (Monday)
Last Day of School for Grades 9-11
June 10, 2024 (Monday)
Last Day of School for Lower School
June 12, 2024 (Wednesday)

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
Love this school for my two daughters! What an amazing place. BC encourages students to explore their interests in a warm, supportive yet rigorous environment. Fantastic teachers who really care and know their stuff. The school cares about the total student - and it shows.
- Posted by
My daughter's formative years were spent here at Berkeley Carroll. It's outstanding faculty and curriculum engaged and prepared her to succeed as a student. Highly recommend.
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My twin sons have been there since kindergarten. They are in the ninth grade now. I wouldn't send them anywhere else. The classes are rigorous; the teachers understanding, and (most of all) the environment is rigorous and supportive. Also, the technology program is unmatched as far as I can tell.
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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.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 992 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $56,915
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Brooklyn, NY is $23,902 for elementary schools and $25,138 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Brooklyn, NY is 86% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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