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About Berkley Schools

Why Berkley Schools?

Our values support a balanced education with academic, social, and emotional support to foster and develop personal and intellectual curiosity, teamwork, and creative problem-solving as the basic tenets of success. We have a commitment that our students' experience is within the context of a safe and nurturing environment where high achievement includes academic excellence, opportunities for language, fine-arts, athletics, and the development of personal skills for life-long success.

Simply put, we know each child by name and are committed to academic achievement, personal development, and individual success for all students.

What is the #BerkleyDifference?

More than just one moment in time, the #BerkleyDifference is a collection of outstanding unique encounters that rise above the ordinary, the traditional.

The #BerkleyDifference is a tangible feeling for our students and staff. It is felt in the community as pride for the education and experiences our students receive.

It lives in our classrooms, hallways, stories, fields, labs, courts and relationships.
It's wanting our students to be well rounded critical thinkers, creative problem solvers, respectful, have a global perspective, and explorers of their communities.

Here in the Berkley School District, we're setting the table to make a difference in our students' lives and encourage them to do the same.

District Information

Since 1840, the Berkley School District has been committed to the excellence of education for our students. There is a strong sense of loyalty and pride among our graduates…many of our students are third generation and a number of our staff are alumni.

Today, the district is made up of a childcare/early education center, four elementary schools, one middle school, one high school and one International Baccalaureate World School. Our students may also opt to attend the International Academy, a public, tuition-free high school of choice for students of 20 Oakland County school districts collaborating in consortium with university and business partners or participate in vocational education offered through Oakland Schools.

The Berkley School District serves more than 4,500 students ranging in age from newborn through adulthood for people living in Berkley, Huntington Woods and a section of Oak Park. Additionally, we host a limited number of students from neighboring districts who participate in the state’s School of Choice program.

The district is located in Oakland County, Michigan  - a county known for high per capita income. In addition to its close proximity to world-class museums, concert venues, theater and professional sporting events, Oakland County affords easy access to major expressways, parks, lakes, and recreational facilities.