School Information

Our Mission

To establish and maintain a school dedicated to providing the best possible environment within which to nurture the intellectual, emotional, spiritual and physical development of each student; to aid students attending the school to achieve academic excellence in preparation for higher education, and to instill in them a strong sense of morality, ethics and social responsibility so that they may eventually attain their highest potential as human beings; to offer a challenging and demanding curriculum which will stress the importance of religious values and will provide comprehensive programs in the sciences, arts and athletics; and to promote the moral and spiritual values of the Christian tradition as professed by the Episcopal Church.

About Berkeley

Founded in 1960, Berkeley Preparatory School is a Pre-K through grade 12 co-educational private, Episcopal day school located in Tampa, Florida. Berkeley educates the whole child by nurturing students’ intellectual, emotional, spiritual, and physical development so they may attain their highest potential. Our philosophy encompasses a balanced curriculum of academics and arts, clubs and activities, competitive sports, and community service. An emphasis on academic excellence combined with a spirit of social responsibility sparks in students newfound confidence and a shared sense of purpose. Students exchange ideas, study virtues, and explore ethics as they define their attitudes and values.
A diverse student population brings many cultures together, fostering the sharing of traditions in a safe forum. Through the formal study of world religions, daily convocations, and the rich and open discussion among peers, students learn to respect their heritage along with the customs of their neighbors. Students are better prepared to embrace this diversity in our global world.

Our graduates are well-rounded individuals who have excelled in the lessons of character and learned the values of discipline, diligence, and integrity. They leave Berkeley with open minds to find the future awaits them with open doors. 


Headmaster: Joseph W. Seivold
Total number of faculty: 283


Lower Division - Pre-K to Grade 5: 430
Middle Division - Grades 6-8: 345
Upper Division - Grades 9-12: 645
Percent of Female Students: 51%
Percent of Male Students: 49%

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Year Founded: 1960
Berkeley Mascot: The Buccaneer
School colors: Blue and White
Affiliation: Episcopal
Founded in 1960, Berkeley is an independent, Episcopal, college-preparatory day school located in Tampa, FL, for boys and girls in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 12. Approximately 1,400 students gather here from the greater Tampa Bay area to form ONE Berkeley.