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 the Gateway to Prep Schools application. To support our efforts in sustainability, please refrain from mailing copies of items submitted electronically.

A Guide to Applying

Schedule a Visit (September - January)

Before calling to schedule an appointment, please fill out our inquiry form.

Plan to spend two hours at Berkshire in order to allow time for a campus tour and interview for both student and parents. To schedule a tour (available Monday through Saturday), please contact the Admission Office at 413-229-1003 or email admission@berkshireschool.org.

Register for Standardized Tests (September - January)

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).

Begin Application & Questionnaire (November - December)

Through your chosen application platform, The SSAT's Standard Application Online (SAO) or Gateway to Prep Schools, request your transcript and recommendation from your school Principal or counselor, as well as recommendations from your English and math teachers. You are always welcome to submit a supplemental personal reference, though this additional recommendation is not required.

Submit Completed Application (Deadline January 15)

Ensure that you have completed all required components of the application and submit your materials by January 15.

If you are applying for Financial Aid, please visit sss.nais.org to complete required financial aid forms and directly submit all necessary tax documents by the January 15 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 danaanselmi@berkshireschool.org

Decisions Released (March 10)

All applicants will be notified of their admission decisions via their online admission portal on March 10.

In early April, accepted students may return to campus for our revisit program, "A Day at Berkshire."

Response Deadline (April 10)

Students are required to formally accept their offer of admission and return the signed contract and deposit to Berkshire School by April 10.