Brooklyn private independent school

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

Next Steps and Upcoming Dates


New Student Virtual Stop By Visits: New PreK students and their adults will be invited to bring a snack and meet the teachers and other new students on Zoom!

PreK3 New Students Virtual Visit: Wednesday, June 8 from 4:00 - 4:30pm
PreK4 New Students Virtual Visit: Monday, June 6 from 4:00 - 4:30pm

In June you will receive information about the bus service.


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.

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.


The first day of school will be Thursday, September 8.

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 phase-in begins on Thursday, September 8. Regular PreK schedules begin after phase-in. In late July, the Admissions Office will email you your child’s phase-in schedule.


Families may add on to their child’s schedule at 3 set times during the year (October 15, January 15, and April 15), after consulting with his or her teachers, for an additional pro-rated charge.

We offer a choice of three (3) schedules for Pre-K 3:
Full Day, Half Day, and Flexi-3 (Full Days M, W, F; Half Days T, Th)

We offer a choice of two (2) schedules for Pre-K 4:
Full Day and Flexi-3 (Full Days M, W, F; Half Days T, Th)

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.


Please contact us with any questions or concerns. Call (718) 534-6608 or email Director of Lower School Admission, Beverly Reese at Staff are more than happy to answer any questions or will direct you to someone who can.

PreK at a Glance


PreK3 schedule options
Full Day: 8:30 a.m. to 2:50 p.m. (M-F)
Half Day: 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (M-F)
Flexi-3: 8:30 a.m. to 2:50 p.m. (M, W, F); 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 pm (Tu,Th)

PreK4 schedule options
Full Day: 8:30 a.m. to 2:50 p.m. (M-F)
Flexi-3: 8:30 a.m. to 2:50 p.m. (M, W, F); 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 pm (Tu,Th)


After School information will be sent the week of August 29.


PE, Dance, Library, Music, Science


Lunch will be provided by the school and children will eat family-style in their classrooms. 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 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.