President’s Corner

Honor - Prestige - Excellence

August 8, 2018


Dear Berkeley Academy Parents, Students and Families:

I hope that this letter finds you re-energized and well! It is with great excitement and anticipation that I welcome all of you back to school next week on Monday, August 13th at 7:45am to commence Berkeley Academy’s 2018-19 academic school year.

I am writing to let you know that 2018 is a special year for our school. It marks our 5th year anniversary of when Berkeley Academy first opened its doors to its original 27 students in August 2013. We began our small school with the grand vision and dream of sending our graduates to the world’s most prestigious universities and creating a positive impact on our world. While many people did not think that this would possible, our team at Berkeley Academy never doubted and never quit. We remained quiet and humble, and let our actions speak louder than our words.

Today, Berkeley Academy alumni are currently students at the University of California, Berkeley, Brigham Young University, University of British Columbia, McGill University, Georgetown University, Georgia Institute of Technology, San Diego State University, University of California, Riverside, Goucher College (with an academic and sports scholarship), University of Costa Rica, National University of Taiwan, Universidad de Navarra (Spain), and Camila Jose Cela University (Spain). Our admissions list consists of top-tier schools such as the University

of California, Los Angeles, University of Washington, University of Virginia, and many, many more. Not only are our graduates attending these incredible universities, they have received top awards from NASA in the field of mechanical engineering, started non-profit educational organizations that support low-income and under-served children, and dedicated a large part of their lives in service to their communities.

I can proudly say with confidence that, in regards to our graduates obtaining top-tier admissions and positively impacting our world: mission accomplished.

Despite our great achievements, we will not remain complacent or satisfied and we will continue to work harder than ever before to outperform our last 5 years. We will focus intently on making our next 5 years the greatest in our already decorated story.

As you read the rest of this message, I attached some information for all of you to: 1) take a look back and reflect on our school’s wonderful history
2) information to focus on what is presently happening at school
3) what we have to look forward to in the very near future


Peter J. Swing

President, Head of School

Berkeley Academy for Multicultural Studies