Welcome to the 2013-2014 school year!
constantly strive to provide the highest quality learning experience
for our students: it is in the DNA of BC! Our mission pushes us to
innovate in thoughtful ways so as to deepen the academic experience of
faculty and staff have been busy preparing for this upcoming year by
improving our facilities, investing in training for our teachers, and
hiring the best teachers to work with our students.
the coming weeks I look forward to detailing all of the ways that we
continue to enhance our program. At special breakfast gatherings, parent
visiting nights, and Parent Association meetings the administration and
teachers will present our plan to keep Berkeley Carroll on the path of
excellence. There is so much to share: the next phase of our partial
Spanish immersion program in the Lower School; a revamped math sequence
in the Middle School; new initiatives in robotics, programming and
engineering; iPads in grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, and 10; newly created Middle
School Science labs along with an increase in the number of Upper
School labs; a continued integration of our library services with
technology; and the introduction of a "Knowledge Bar" in the 181
are also looking forward to this school year because in April we will
have our New York State Association of Independent Schools accreditation
visit. These visits occur every ten years and are an opportunity for us
to highlight all that distinguishes us. We appreciate all of you who
participated in our parent survey last spring contributing valuable
information for our self-study. As the spring 2014 visiting date
approaches we will update you on all of our preparations.
year the school staff and trustees will undertake a study on how
Berkeley Carroll is meeting the goal of being a diverse community.
Working with experts in the field we will assess our present efforts and
work to identify ways that we can build inclusivity at our school. Ours
is a special school and we want it to be a welcoming place to all.
always, thank you for believing in Berkeley Carroll. You exhibit that
confidence by entrusting us with your children, by being generous in
your donations, and supporting us when we venture in new directions. I
promise that we will continue to be thoughtful in our approaches and
always look to provide the most meaningful experiences for each of our
We are so excited to have the year begin!
Head of School
Click here to read the Lower School back to school letter; here for the letter from the Middle School, and here for the letter from the Upper School.
If you're looking for the Berkeley Carroll calendar, which includes Orientation Times and Locations, click here.