Apply to Berkshire

To apply to Berkshire, interested students must complete one of the following online applications: the SSAT's Standard Application Online (SAO) or Gateway to Prep Schools application. To support our efforts in sustainability, please refrain from mailing copies of items submitted electronically.

A Guide to Applying

Request Application Materials (August)

Students should register for standardized tests. Grades 9 and 10 require SSAT (school code: 1612), while grade 11 requires PSAT or SAT. Grade 12 and post graduates requires ACT or SAT. International students are required to take the TOEFL in addition to SSAT, PSAT or SAT (international school code: 3252).

Schedule a Visit (September-January)

To allow sufficient time for a tour of the campus, an interview and for your questions to be answered, please plan to spend approximately two hours at Berkshire. To schedule a tour (available Monday through Saturday) please please contact the Admission Office at 413-229-1003 or email Please contact us if you are unable to visit campus but would like more information.

Complete Application & Essay (December)

Give the Transcript Request form to your secondary school placement office or guidance counselor to have your transcripts and test scores forwarded. Request that your current English and math teachers complete the recommendation forms. If you would like to include a personal recommendation in your application, you are welcome to so, but this is no longer required.

Submit Application (Deadline January 15)

If you are applying for Financial Aid, please visit to complete required financial aid forms and directly submit all necessary tax documents by the January 15th deadline. For assistance in submitting these materials, please contact SSS at 800-344-8328. For questions relating to Berkshire's Financial Aid policies and practices, please contact Dana Anselmi, Berkshire School Director of Financial Aid, at

Decisions Released (March 10)

Students accepted to Berkshire School will be notified via regular mail no later than March 10.

Students may visit Berkshire again during our A Day at Berkshire program, scheduled in early April prior to the response deadline.

Response Deadline (April 10)

Students are required to formally accept their admittance to Berkshire School by April 10.