Brooklyn private independent school

Lower School Admissions

Berkeley Carroll Lower School Admissions welcomes inquiries from all families who are interested in learning more about admittance to the school, from Preschool through Grade 4. At the core of our school are students who have a passion for learning and are creatively and intellectually curious. Admission is based on parent/guardian conversations, children’s assessments, and a child’s academic and social potential to thrive at Berkeley Carroll.

The admissions process for the 2024-25 school year begins on Tuesday, September 5, 2023. Our online admissions forms and events modules are hosted by the Ravenna online application system. You can register for an Open House and apply to Berkeley Carroll by clicking the Apply Now button, creating an account, adding your child’s information, and choosing Berkeley Carroll as a school you’re exploring for the upcoming year. If you already have a Ravenna account, you may use the same login and password. Please note that as part of our process, at least one parent or guardian of Lower School applicants is required to attend an Open House. If you toured last year, you won’t be required to attend this year, though of course you’re always welcome to visit us again.

As you scroll to the bottom, please click on the grade level your scholar will be applying for in order to access specific information on application procedures for the 2024-25 school year. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us in the Admissions Office. 

We are excited to meet you!

Beverly Reese
Director of Admissions, Lower School

Lai Jin Wong
Admissions Manager, Lower School

Andrew Bastone
Admissions Assistant, Lower School

As an inclusive community, Berkeley Carroll honors the dignity of all people. In our culture and our program, we embrace and respect differences. These include age, ethnicity, family structure, gender, learning style, physical ability, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic class.

We believe in teaching and learning about these issues, even when the conversations are difficult. Our commitment to diversity is one expression of the mission of our school. We want to help students understand the complexity of a constantly changing world. The confidence and ability to engage respectfully with others is a signature of a Berkeley Carroll education.

Steps For Applying to Lower School

Our office is committed to offering prospective families a thoughtful and engaging experience. The following instructions will help guide you through the student’s application for admission to the Berkeley Carroll School Lower School. There are several steps in the application process that allow us to get to know each child as an individual. The Berkeley Carroll Lower School Admissions Team is available to answer any questions you may have and provide assistance.

Please email LS Admissions. We are here to help!

The Berkeley Carroll School adheres to the protocols and notification/reply dates established by the Independent School Admissions Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY).



September 5, 2023

 •    Application opens

November 15, 2023 - DUE

 •    Kindergarten - Preliminary Application

December 1, 2023 - DUE

•    Preschool 3s, Pre-Kindergarten 4s, and Grades 1-4 -Preliminary Application

January 11, 2024 - DUE

 •    Teacher Recommendations
 •    Report Cards or Reports
 •    Standardized testing scores, optional (Grades 1-4)

Spring 2024 Open House Dates

Starting Wednesday, March 13 at 11:00 AM, families inquiring for the 2025-2026 school year can reserve up to two (2) spots on a Spring Open House through Ravenna. To create a Ravenna account click here.

To register, first select 2025 from the “Applying for the fall of” drop down menu located at the top of the page. The events will then appear in the Upcoming Events button of the Berkeley Carroll section of the School Directory and in the Berkeley Carroll Steps.

All Open Houses will begin at the 712 Carroll Street Early Childhood Building, at 9:30 AM, with an opportunity to chat and meet with Parent Ambassadors at 9:15AM.


Thurs., April 18

Tues., April 30

Wed., May 1

View the Open House Calendar

Important Documents

Other Events

May 16 at 5:30 PM
NYC Independent School Fair hosted by Jack & Jill of America, Inc. Brooklyn Chapter in partnership with Berkeley Carroll

Learn More

Berkeley Carroll is a proud member of the Independent Schools Admissions Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY).