School Life

Spiritual Life

Spiritual Life

In 1960, Berkeley Preparatory School was founded in affiliation with the Episcopal Church. As an Episcopal School, Berkeley has always welcomed students from all faiths, traditions, and perspectives. We believe this religious diversity enriches our experience, as each member brings important gifts to our community. Berkeley strives to know and nurture each student on campus, and a robust spiritual life is one essential aspect of this charge.

Spirituality is woven into everyday life at Berkeley, permeating all corners of campus. The promotion of moral and spiritual values, as mandated through our mission statement, is lived out with utmost care. We understand this directive in holistic terms, striving to safeguard the free movement and expression of God in this place.

Spiritual Life on Campus

  • We STUDY all of the world’s major religions, their historical evolution and impact, as well as ethics and ethical decision-making 

  • We REFLECT on spirituality, the Bible, and multiple sacred texts in clubs 

  • We OBSERVE holy days and seasons of the church year, and we lift up sacred occasions from other religious traditions 

  • Groups of students, faculty, and parents PRAY weekly for all on campus 

  • We CLAIM God’s presence in our midst
  • We HONOR one another and SERVE the common good

Berkeley Preparatory School Prayer

Written by Father Robert Maurais, Chaplain and Assistant Headmaster, 1962

Almighty and Loving Father,
source of all wisdom and truth,
Bless with Thy Love and Favour
the Berkeley Preparatory School;
Inspire our founders, teachers and students
with what is right and good,
That we may always be a credit to our country,
our school, and to Thee, the only God;
Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
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.