Brooklyn private independent school

Upper School

Berkeley Carroll Upper School, a private Brooklyn high school, offers a dynamic, academically challenging, college preparatory program, enriched with creative arts and athletics, that provides students with an education designed to meet and surpass the demands of the 21st century.

Upper School 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. Many courses forge thematic, interdisciplinary connections. At the same time, the program is structured to allow students to pursue their academic interests in depth.

By not defining the highest level of learning by an Advanced Placement program, we succeed in offering a rigorous, high school curriculum that allows all students to pursue their disciplinary interests as far as their interest and skill level allow them to go. Our students distinguish themselves through unique programs like Science Research and Design, Senior Scholars, and through their work in a wide variety of elective offerings from 10th-12th grade. Our specialized and challenging curriculum provides students with breadth, depth, flexibility and a combination of choice and common grade experiences.

Berkeley Carroll students are distinguished not only by their commitment to excellence in academics, but also by their eagerness to explore new interests and expand their talents in the arts, athletics and the local and global community. Students choose from well over 100 course offerings, more than forty athletic teams, and myriad additional opportunities in clubs and other co-curricular activities. Our academic programs extend beyond the school walls to places like France, Spain, Italy, the southern United States, and the western United States.

Our Unique Programs

Humanities & World Languages

English, history & language courses broaden students' horizons.

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Science Research

In this three-year sequence, students create their own research questions and perform original scientific research.

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The Arts

Students choose from a wide variety of performing arts and visual arts courses with opportunities to perform & exhibit their work.

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Academic Departments