Our graduates matriculate to fine high schools where they are recognized as strong students who persist in the face of challenge. They view our students as young people who know themselves and what they want to contribute to their communities – as people who will make a difference in others' lives.
Our high school placement starts in the spring of 7th grade and continues into 8th grade. This thorough process includes group meetings with parents, individual family meetings with the head of school and upper division director, and a high school readiness course for 8th graders. This course focuses on developing leadership skills, coaching for interviews, drafting recommendation letters and other topics. In addition, the head of school and upper division director meet with the receiving schools' admissions directors to talk about each child and their fit for each school. In the fall, Berkeley Hall will also host a high school fair on campus for 6th-8th grade students and families to connect with high school representatives.
In 2022 and 2023, approximately 90% of graduates were accepted into their top choice of independent and parochial high schools. A vast majority of our graduates go on to honors class placement and many receive merit- and need-based awards as well.
Berkeley Hall graduates were recently accepted at the following fine Los Angeles area day school and selective boarding schools: