Headmaster's Welcome

Headmaster Joseph Seivold

Joseph W. Seivold joined Berkeley Preparatory School as its sixth Headmaster in 2011. He oversees a thriving, 86-acre campus that is home to students in pre-k through 12th grade and approximately 300 faculty and staff. Under his leadership, Berkeley has grown into a nationally regarded, top-tier independent day school. Guided by an ambitious school Master Plan aimed to enhance the campus infrastructure and grow the endowment, Mr. Seivold played a key role in fundraising during two capital campaigns, securing $65 million in the Above & Beyond campaign and nearly $30 million during the Berkeley Now, Berkeley Forever effort. He has also helped launch and implement innovative programs and services like the Berkeley Academy, the Berkeley Center for Advanced Experiential Learning, the Berkeley Food Pantry, the Leadership Academy at Berkeley, and various age-appropriate, STEM-based learning programs. 
In addition to leading Berkeley, Mr. Seivold serves as Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Florida Council of Independent Schools and teaches in FCIS’s Prospective Heads Institute. He is also on the advisory board of Theorem Media LLC and the Board of Directors of the Temagami Regional Economic Development Corp. Mr. Seivold graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in history, and holds a master's degree in Education Administration from St. Mary's University of Minnesota. While at UNC, Mr. Seivold was an Academic All-American and a four-time All-American lacrosse player, and in October of 2021 he was inducted into the USA Lacrosse National Hall of Fame.
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.