History & Community

Our History

The Cooper Sisters
Founded in 1911, Berkeley Hall is the oldest coed independent school in Los Angeles. Our commitment to education is rooted in the vision of the school’s founders, Leila and Mabel Cooper, who as educators and Christian Scientists were dedicated to promoting the unlimited, intelligent nature of all children as expressions of God.
Religion is not taught in the classrooms, but a spiritual foundation of fellowship, respect, and love of good strengthens and supports all aspects of school life.

We Are a Community

Assembly in Hodges
Berkeley Hall families come from many religious, ethnic, cultural, and economic backgrounds. We believe diversity is crucial to a balanced learning environment and are committed to reflecting it in our enrollment.
An active partnership with parents makes for a family feeling of community. Click here to hear some parents speak about Berkeley Hall. Together we embrace and reinforce the academic standards and family values of the school, as well as kick up our heels at annual events such as Bobcat Family Camp Out, the Spring Fling, the Variety Show, and the Gala dinner and auction.
Located in Los Angeles, CA, Berkeley Hall School is a private, coeducational school for students in preschool through grade 8. Rigorous academics in a supportive atmosphere and grounded character development allow students to become fearless scholars and conscientious citizens - gain a love of learning, leadership with social responsibility, creativity with moral integrity, and self-esteem with compassion for others and the environment.