The Berkeley Carroll School

Middle School Admissions

Thank you for your interest in the Berkeley Carroll School!

The admissions process for the 2017-18 school year begins Tuesday, September 1, 2016 when our online application goes live. A company called Ravenna hosts our online admissions forms and events modules.

Families will be able to apply and register for an Open House or tour by clicking the Apply Now button. You will need to create an account, add your child’s information, and choose Berkeley Carroll as a school you’re exploring for the 2017-18 school year. If you already have a Ravenna account, you may use the same login and password. For helpful hints to using Ravenna successfully, please click here.
We will consider candidates for grades 5-8 based on attrition. Due to limited availability, we are unable to offer Parent Interviews and Applicant Visits to all candidates . Once we ascertain which grades will have openings, our office will contact you to schedule an Interview/Half-Day visit.

In order to efficiently consider your child should a space open up, we strongly suggest submitting their application (Biographic Information, Parent Statement, Applicant Statement) and a copy of their 2015-2016 report card, as soon as possible. These materials must be completed by December 1 . Please review the instructions below for details.

Vanessa C. Prescott
Director, Middle and High School Admissions

Steps For Applying To Middle School

The following instructions will help guide you through your child's application for admission to the Berkeley Carroll School. The staff of the Admissions Office is available to answer any questions you may have and provide assistance.

Attend and Open House or Tour

To proceed to the Berkeley Carroll application or to schedule an Open House or Tour, click the Apply Now link above. You do not need to submit an application to attend an Open House.

Apply Online

*Deadline is December 1 (After this date we welcome late applications but we cannot guarantee you an interview)

Complete the Online Application for Upper School Admission (available September 1, 2015) and submit a $100 non-refundable application fee. We encourage you to apply as early as possible. Berkeley Carroll provides application fee waivers for students from the following programs: A Better Chance, Boys Club, Breakthrough New York, De La Salle Academy, George Jackson Academy, Oliver Scholars, Prep for Prep, and TEAK. If you require a fee waiver or have any questions regarding fee waivers, please contact our office at or 718-534-6527.

Applicant Statement and Student Activity and Interest Form

We share a Common MS Applicant Essay form and Common Student Activity and Interest form with other ISAAGNY schools. These forms should be completed by your child before they come for an interview. The Common Student Activity and Interest form should be sent to you or your child through Ravenna by entering your email address.

Apply For Financial Aid

*Deadline is January 4

Indicate on the application if you intend to apply for Financial Aid. Berkeley Carroll uses the services of the Tuition Aid Data Service (TADS) to process all need-based financial aid applications. Click on the Tuition and Financial Aid button for more information. The financial aid application will be available at TADS on October 1st, 2016.

MS Student/Parent Interview and Visit

A Student and Parent Interview/Half-day visit will be scheduled by the Admissions Office. During an Interview/Half-Day visit, students shadow a Berkeley Carroll student in the prospective application grade from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Parents interview with a member of the admissions team from 8:30 a.m to 9:00 a.m. If the parent interview time does not work, we will work with families to schedule an alternate time that day.

*Because of limited spaces for new students, interviews are by invitation only. Please contact the admissions office if you have any questions.

Submit a Copy of 2015-16 Final Report Card

*Due upon submission of application

Once you have completed the application, we ask parents to submit a copy of the applicant's final report card from the 2015-2016 school year. Parents can upload this information to Ravenna or mail it to Berkeley Carroll's Admissions office at:

Berkeley Carroll MS/US Admissions
181 Lincoln Place
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Register For a Standardized Exam

*Deadline for results is January 16

Berkeley Carroll requires applicants to take one standardized examination as part of the admissions process. Register for the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE), which is administered through the Educational Records Bureau (ERB). To schedule a testing date, go to We also accept the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) as an alternative assessment. To schedule a testing date, go to Berkeley Carroll hosts the ISEE test on campus, but parents must register their children for testing on the ISEE website. We recommend registering for the ISEE or the SSAT as early as possible since dates can fill up quickly.

ISEE Test Dates At Berkeley Carroll:

The Berkeley Carroll School Code: 330575

  • Saturday, October 15, 2016
  • Saturday, November 5, 2016

Request Official School Transcript

*Deadline for receipt is January 16

Submit Transcript and Grades Release Form for the 2015-2016 school year to the office of your child's CURRENT SCHOOL. The request for an official school transcript should not be submitted until after the first marking period; we require grades for the current year. If the applicant attends a school that does not issue a report card before January 16, 2017, please contact the Berkeley Carroll Admissions office with the expected date of the first marking period report card.

Request Teacher Recommendations

*Deadline for receipt is January 15.

The Common Teacher Evaluation Forms can be sent to your child's CURRENT teachers through Ravenna by entering each teacher’s email address. If the school requires paper forms, you have the option of printing them through Ravenna. Two recommendations are required -- one from an English teacher and one from a Math teacher. If the instructor teaches both Math and English, please ask them to fill out both forms rather than address each subject in one form. You are welcome to submit a recommendation from a supplemental teacher (coach, instructor, etc.) however, it is not required.

Submit Writing Sample

*Deadline is January 16

Send the Admissions Office a sample of your child's writing. This should be a finished work that your child has submitted for assessment. If teacher comments are included, please leave them intact. You may submit excerpts from a journal or work done out of school as a supplement if you choose, though this is not necessary.

Submit Photograph

*Deadline is January 16

Submit a photograph of your child using your Ravenna account. Please make sure this is a photograph where we can clearly see your child’s face. Head shots are preferred.

Open Houses

Log on to Ravenna to reserve your spot for an open house by clicking the apply now button.

All Open Houses take place from 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m, at 181 Lincoln Pl. unless otherwise noted.

Fall 2016 Dates

Thurs. Sept 29th
Thurs. Oct 13th
Thurs. Nov 3rd
Thurs. Nov 17th (US/MS Open House - 7:00pm - 8:45pm)

See the full Open House Calendar here.

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