The Berkeley Carroll School

Upper School

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The Berkeley Carroll Upper School is a dynamic, academically challenging, private high school in Brooklyn that provides students with a college preparatory education designed to meet and surpass the demands of the 21st century.

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 – often leveraging our partnerships with universities and other organizations beyond school walls.

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 are able to offer a rigorous curriculum that allows each student to pursue their disciplinary interests as far as their interest and skill level allow them to go.

Our high school students distinguish themselves through unique academic programs like Science Research and Design, Senior Scholars, and work in a wide variety of elective offerings from 10th-12th grade. They enthusiastically develop their talents in the arts and athletics and explore new interests through extracurricular activities in our local and global communities. They 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 community that they can apply at college and in later life.

Our expansive and challenging curriculum provides students with breadth, depth, flexibility and a combination of choice and common grade experiences.

Our academic partners include NYU Polytechnic, Johns Hopkins and the World Leadership School with programs in France, Spain, Tanzania and India.

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