The Berkeley Carroll Upper School is a dynamic, academically challenging, college preparatory private high school that provides students with an education designed to meet and surpass the demands of the 21st century.
All courses forge thematic, interdisciplinary connections between programs – often leveraging our partnerships with universities and other organizations beyond school walls, and always incorporating technology to take full advantage of its possibilities for greater understanding and new forms of expression.
Classes are taught in a discussion-based seminar format to foster critical thinking and intellectual discussion, while also ensuring students' mastery of core academic knowledge and skills.
Berkeley Carroll private high school students are distinguished not only by their commitment to excellence in academics, but also their eagerness to explore new interests and expand their talents in the arts, athletics and the local and global community.
Our students are active learners, creative problem solvers and effective written and verbal communicators who can tackle practical challenges. While here, they gain hands-on, collaborative experience as leaders and as members of a greater community that they can apply at college and in later life.
Along the way, they choose from well over 100 course offerings, a dozen athletic teams and a myriad of additional opportunities in clubs and other extracurricular activities.Our expansive and challenging curriculum provides students with breadth, depth, flexibility and a combination of choice and common grade experiences. Our programs extend beyond the school walls to places like NYU Polytechnic, Johns Hopkins, France, Spain, Tanzania and India.