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Lower School Admissions

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Conveniently located in the heart of Brooklyn, Berkeley Carroll Lower School 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 conversations, children’s assessments, and a child’s academic and social potential.

The admissions process for the 2021-22 school year begins on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. Our online admissions forms and events module are hosted by a company named Ravenna. 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 child will be applying for to get specific information on application procedures for the 2021-22 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

Rhea Cumberbatch
Admissions Associate, 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

Fall 2020
Virtual Open House Dates

Please reserve a spot through your Ravenna account.. If you do not have an account click the Apply Now button to create one.

K - 4th Grade
Virtual Open House

Wed., Sept. 23
Wed., Sept. 30
Wed., Oct. 7

Pre-K 3/Pre-K 4
Virtual Open House

Thurs., Oct. 15

Pre-K3 - 4th Grade Virtual Open House
Thurs., Oct 22
Wed., Oct 28

Open Houses will begin at 9:30am on Zoom.

Recording: Virtual K - 4th Grade Open House
Mon., Nov 9
9:30 - 10:30am
Register through Ravenna for a viewing of a recorded open house with a member of the admissions team.

Recording: Virtual PS - PK Grade Open House
Thurs., Nov 12
5:30 - 6:30pm
Register through Ravenna for a viewing of a recorded open house with a member of the admissions team.

View the Open House Calendar here.