List of 10 frequently asked questions.

  • What are the dates of the Berkeley Academy?

    A. Teachers are required to be available to work from June 3 to July 26.
  • Do I need to be an education major to apply?

    A. No. We encourage students from all majors to apply to the Berkeley Academy. As our current and previous teachers will tell you, the mentorship and training in leadership, communication and team-building you receive at the Berkeley Academy will help prepare you for your chosen career path.
  • What are the hours of the Berkeley Academy?

    A. Berkeley Academy teachers are at school from 7:45 a.m. until 4:45 p.m.  Most teachers also take work home in the evening and be asked to stay late for all Berkeley Academy evening events.

    (The times and dates of the Berkeley Academy are subject to change based on the transportation schedule and specific programming needs.)
  • Will I receive a stipend for my work in the Berkeley Academy?

    A. Yes, all teachers will receive a generous stipend for their work in the summer.
  • If I do not live in Tampa, is housing provided during the summer?

    A. Yes, a limited amount of housing is available.  Please be sure to indicate on your application your need for housing.
  • What is the program’s curriculum?

    A. The Berkeley Academy curriculum was written by experienced Berkeley teachers in conjunction with Hillsborough County Public Schools. You will work with your Instructional Coach to learn how to present the material in a manner that feels comfortable to you and complements your personality.
  • How will I learn how to teach?

    A. All Berkeley Academy teachers will participate in a two-week orientation program prior to the students arriving. Teachers will also receive regular professional development throughout the program.  Moreover, each teacher will be teamed with an Instructional Coach who will help implement effective and engaging classroom lessons.
  • How can working in the Berkeley Academy help prepare me for my future career?

    A.
    The mentorship and training you will receive at the Berkeley Academy are unparalleled, rigorous and highly rewarding. Not only will you leave the Berkeley Academy with highly transferable skills, you will also join a team deeply committed to helping you further your career goals.
  • Is it possible to enroll in summer school or work at another part-time job while teaching at the Berkeley Academy?

    A. No.  Teaching at the Berkeley Academy requires a full-time commitment.
  • How old do I have to be to apply to be a teacher?

    A. We are seeking teachers who are currently in college.  However, If you have volunteered with or worked in the Berkeley Academy in the past, you may be eligable to apply for a Berkeley Academy teaching position.  We also have several volunteer and teaching assistant positions that may be filled by Upper Division students.

BERKELEY PREPARATORY SCHOOL

4811 Kelly Road
Tampa, FL 33615
(813) 885-1673

Berkeley puts people in the world who make a positive difference.

Berkeley Preparatory School is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory, Episcopal-affiliated day school for children in grades Pre-K – 12. Dedicated to academic excellence, character development, the arts and athletics, Berkeley’s curriculum is designed to support the talent and ambition of each student. Guided by the vision statement “Berkeley puts people in the world who make a positive difference,” Berkeley strives to instill a strong sense of morality, ethics and social responsibility in its students.