Absolutely. However, we strongly recommend you attend one of our Admission Open Houses on a Sunday, an Admissions Coffee and Tour while school is in session, or a reception off campus to fully understand the value of a Berkeley Hall education. You may register for any of our on campus or off campus events 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/or ISEE 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.
Berkeley Hall is a diverse learning community. By National Association of Independent School definition, the diversity of our student body is 47% for the 2018-2019 school year. 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.
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 $7.25 to $9.25. 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 $3,300 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.
This year's ASEP offerings include:
- Animal Invasion
- Animé, Cartooning & Comic Creation
- Chess Club
- Creative Sculpture
- Hogwarts Academy
- Hip Hop Dance
- Jurassic Dino World
- Kids Cooking Academy
- Lego Robotics
- Rocket Science and Astronomy
- Runway Fashion Design
- TechKidz: Video Game Design
- Basketball Superstars