“The Berkeley Academy provided supportive training and practical feedback that taught me the skills I need to be a better teacher. The hands-on focus of the program allowed me to work independently in a real classroom setting. The environment of the Berkeley Academy is one of care, support, and constant learning. It helped me to truly grow as a person and as a teacher.”
- Karen C.

“As someone planning to go into the medical field, teaching at the Berkeley Academy helped me become a better leader, public speaker, and overall more confident person. I am constantly amazed reflecting on how much I’ve grown in two short summers working at the Berkeley Academy.”
- Alex A.

“The Berkeley Academy taught me how to collaborate effectively and efficiently as an educator. I was constantly challenged with new projects and had tangible experience with classroom management. I had the opportunity to lead my own classroom and conduct daily lessons, learning a lot along the way. I have so much to be thankful for. The Berkeley Academy equipped me with skills that will be useful in my future career.”
- Courtney M.

“I encourage you to teach at the Berkeley Academy because it will change your life forever…I ended my summer more fulfilled by my experience than anything else I have done in my life.”
- Tess A.
Berkeley Preparatory School seeks passionate, optimistic and tenacious college students to serve as our Berkeley Academy teachers this summer! This highly selective, eight-week, paid internship will allow you the opportunity to make a positive difference in the lives of students. The Berkeley Academy Teachers-Teaching-Teachers program aims to develop your passion for education and service through a supportive, fun and rigorous environment. 

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.

The journey to college, for even the most prepared and supported students, can be challenging. For those who may lack guidance or resources, the path to college can seem almost impossible to navigate. You can do something to change that: be that person who makes a positive difference in the world.
The Berkeley Academy Teaching Application has two components:
  1. Complete the application
  2. Send an e-mail to swanhwen@berkeleyprep.org with the following items attached. Please note that your application is not complete until your resume and transcript are submitted:
    A) Your resume
    B) Your college transcript (unofficial is acceptable)

Berkeley Academy Teacher Application

Winter Deadline: November 25, 2019
Preference will be given to applicants who submit by this deadline. It is strongly recommend that interested applicants apply by the winter deadline.
Winter Deadline Interview Dates are the evenings of December 3, 2019 and December 19, 2019 from 5 - 7:45 p.m.

Teaching Subject Preference: Please express your level of excitement in teaching the following course subjects - options are Math, Science, Social Studies, English
The Berkeley Academy will also offer athletic and enrichment classes for its students. You may be asked to teach one or more of these classes. Please list the athletic and enrichment classes that you would be passionate about leading (examples include: soccer, basketball, music, drama, public speaking, Spanish, chess, computers, arts and crafts, or any sport or subject area outside of the courses listed above).
Please include three references, including name, e-mail, phone number and relationship. Please note, if you are a Berkeley Preparatory School alumus/alumna, one reference must be from a Berkeley faculty or staff member.
All new applicants will be required to complete the following three essay questions. All returning Berkeley Academy teachers only need to complete the fourth essay question.

One of the Berkeley Academy’s goals is to foster grit, curiosity, self-control, social intelligence, zest, optimism, and gratitude in all of our community members. Please select one character trait from the list and tell us how you model it in your life. (Use specific examples.)

Please share your reflections and insights regarding the “achievement gap.” We encourage you to utilize your own experiences, as well as the article provided.

“Your calling is where your passions meet the world’s needs.” - Frederick Buechner
Please share with us why you are passionate about the opportunity to work in the Berkeley Academy.

For returning teachers only - "Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision... It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results." - Andrew Carnegie
Please outline the ways in which you plan to strengthen the Berkeley Academy team this summer.


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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.