Absolutely. However, we warmly recommend you attend an admissions event to fully understand the value of a Berkeley Hall education. You may register for our Discover Berkeley Hall Open Houses on a Saturday or Sunday, and/or our weekday Coffee and Tour on a Wednesday morning by visiting our Admissions Events page.
We have specialist teachers for:
- Literacy/Writing Resource
- Math Resource
- Physical Education
At Berkeley Hall we educate the whole child, therefore we consider each applicant from that basis. Grades, teacher and administrative confidential recommendations, student visits/evaluations, interviews, standardized test scores and the student supplement to the application (4-8 grade only) are all the factors that our Admission Committee considers in making decisions. The standardized test scores or ISEE scores are just one piece of an applicant's file and do not determine solely whether an applicant will be accepted. We want to ensure that each student offered a space at Berkeley Hall has the ability to be successful in our program.
For applicants for the 2024-2025 school year, Berkeley Hall is not requiring the ISEE as part of the Admissions process for grades 5th-8th.
Berkeley Hall is a diverse learning community. Our families who identify as BIPOC make up 56.5% or our student population. International students make up 6.5%.We collect demographic information guided by LAIS, using the following breakdown: Black, Asian, White, Latinx/Hispanic, Native American, Middle Eastern, Two or More Races, Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander, International (not US citizen/ perm. resident), Other.
To attract and support under-represented families of color, Berkeley Hall is a member of the Independent School Alliance for Minority Affairs.
Nursery, Early Kindergarten, and Kindergarten children start their school day at 8:30 a.m.
1st through 8th grade students start classes at 8:00 a.m.
Nursery through 8th grade end at 3:15 p.m. Every Wednesday is a late start and every class starts at 8:30 a.m.
Yes, our school lunch provider Organic Kids LA offers healthy meals for our students. Taste-tested by students of all ages, OKLA meals are great tasting and follow high nutritional standards. The easy-to-use online ordering system allows students to participate in their lunch selection. All meals are prepared with the freshest ingredients. The lunch service provides a variety of meal options each day including vegetarian selections. Organic, Kosher, and Gluten-free selections are offered several times per week. Meals range in cost from $9 to $13. About two-thirds of Berkeley Hall students order regularly from Organic Kids LA. The rest bring lunch from home.
Berkeley Hall School partners with Mirman School to provide bus service. We offer routes based on interest. Our bus company Missions Transportation currently runs these three routes:
- Palisades / Sunset route starts at Sunset and Swarthmore in the Palisades
- Los Angeles route with stop near the Beverly Center, in Beverly Hills, and in Holmby Park
- Santa Monica / San Vicente / Culver City route with stops at along Pico and San VicenteThe bus service costs $3,700 per year round-trip. The buses are equipped with seat belts for every rider.
Click here to see our current bus information and route schedules.
To accommodate parents' work schedules, children may be dropped as early as 7:15 a.m. at no extra cost. After-school care is free until 3:35 p.m. Extended day care (XDC) is available from 3:35 p.m. – 6:00 p.m for K-8 and until 5:30 p.m. for Nursery and Early Kindergarten students. Parents can purchase monthly XDC days according to their scheduling needs.
To further offer a well-balanced experience to our students, Berkeley Hall offers a broad range of after-school activities on campus for students from Nursery to Eighth grade. Classes are taught by outside professionals and are only offered to current students at the school.
Here is a sampling of classes currently offered:
- Flag Football
- Kids Cooking Academy
- Hip Hop Dance
- LEGO Robotics
- Rocket Science