Brooklyn private independent school

We're Looking Forward to Having You Join Us! (K)

Next Steps and Upcoming Dates


Parents, please "Save-The-Date" for the Welcome Event, which will take place live on Zoom on May 19 from 9:30am - 11:00am. We will share a host of information, including dates to remember, the calendar, newly enrolled family contact information (not a class list but grade list), and it will give you the opportunity to mix and mingle with all Newly Enrolled Families, Trustees, Parent Association Officers, Parent Ambassadors, and Administrators.

New Student Virtual Stop By Visits: New students and their adults are invited to bring a snack and meet the teachers and other new students on Zoom! Check your email for the invitation.

New Kindergarten Students Virtual Visit:
Thursday, May 27th from 4:00 - 4:30pm

In June you will receive information about the bus service.

Parent Partner: You will also be contacted by your "Parent Partner," a current Berkeley Carroll parent who will get in touch to welcome you and answer any parent-to-parent questions you may have.


Berkeley Carroll has many options for summer programs. Coming to camp can be a great way for new children to begin to get to know their new school.

A school calendar and other information will be sent to you — be on the lookout for Berkeley Carroll mail. Other information, including the brochure on after school courses and playgroups, will be available online.


The first day of school will be Thursday, September 9 and it will be a half day for kindergarten students.

Your child will receive a welcome letter in late August/early September from their teachers and will be invited for a short visit with other classmates before the first day of school. Stop by visits are scheduled for Friday, September 3 (subject to change).


Parent-teacher conferences: Conferences are generally held in November and March, though teachers are happy to make appointments to meet at other times, should the need arise.

Progress reports: Written reports are sent twice yearly, in January and June.


Contact us with any questions or concerns. We are working remotely, please email Beverly Reese, Director of Lower School Admissions at The Lower School office can be reached at (718) 534-6601. Staff there can also help answer questions or will direct you to someone who can.

Kindergarten at a Glance


The school day runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Afterschool information will be sent the week of August 30.


Dance, Library, Music, PE, Art, Science, Swim


For the month of September, children will bring snacks and lunches from home and eat in their classrooms. Thereafter, healthy lunches will be provided by the school. Parents should pack a healthy snack. We are peanut-, tree nut- and sesame-aware. We ask you not to pack foods containing these products in your child's lunch or snacks that you may send to school.


Berkeley Carroll's Lower School works on a seven-day cycle (subject to change). There is a rotation of classes through days 1-7 and the daily schedule for each of these days is unique. The school days are listed both on the printed school calendar and the school website.