Mission & History

Our Mission

To empower children to fulfill their unlimited, God-given potential as fearless scholars and conscientious citizens.
You Are Loved mural
At Berkeley Hall we view all children as inherently intelligent, good, and uniquely talented. Our curriculum challenges students to think and act according to their own highest ability in an environment in which the God-given potential of each child is valued. This perspective has consistently enabled our students to achieve both academic and personal success throughout our more than 110-year history. 
Balance is the guiding principle of our school. Challenging academics are coupled with a love of learning, leadership with social responsibility, creativity with moral integrity, and self-esteem with compassion for others. Students are inspired to excel in academics, to be active thinkers, and to be conscientious stewards of the world around them.

Our History

The Cooper Sisters

Founded in 1911, Berkeley Hall is the oldest coed independent school in Los Angeles. Our commitment to education is rooted in the vision of the school’s founders, Leila and Mabel Cooper, who as educators and students of Christian Science were dedicated to promoting the unlimited, intelligent nature of all children as expressions of God.
Berkeley Hall is a non-religious school guided by a strong connection to our founding values. We focus on character education based on our shared core values – Respect, Responsibility, Honesty, and Compassion. We are a supportive, diverse community in which all religious backgrounds are welcome. 

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Located in Los Angeles, CA, Berkeley Hall School is a private, coeducational school for students in preschool through grade 8. Rigorous academics in a supportive atmosphere and grounded character development allow students to become fearless scholars and conscientious citizens - gain a love of learning, leadership with social responsibility, creativity with moral integrity, and self-esteem with compassion for others and the environment.