The Berkshire Scholar

The Berkshire Scholar is a publication that features outstanding academic essays written for history and English classes during school year.  The two departments hope you will enjoy reading the journal, which presents a robust cross-section of the intellectual work produced by Berkshire students in all four forms. 

The essays appearing in the journal were selected from a pool of many worthy papers nominated by individual teachers. The Advanced Humanities Research class made the final selections, editing and publishing the Scholar as part of their course work.

Click here to learn more about Advanced Humanities Research.

Click here to see the students' projects and mentors for 2014-2016.

In history and English classes, the teachers in our departments use these essays as models for most of the kinds of writing we assign:  analytical essays about literature, historical research papers, personal responses to books, essays about strongly-held beliefs (i.e., college essay fodder), and ESL work demonstrating fluency with our language.

As you know, the instruction of writing is one of the most important teaching responsibilities of our faculty.  It is our hope that this annual journal will not only celebrate accomplishments in this arena and highlight the academic culture of Berkshire School but also serve as a focal point for discussion about what constitutes good student writing, and how we as a faculty encourage it.

-- History Department Chair Kevan Bowler

Click here to view the 2010-11 issue.
Click here to view the 2011-12 issue.
Click here to view the 2014-15 issue.
Click here to view the 2015-16 issue. 

Berkshire School

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 |  Sheffield, MA 01257
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Berkshire School is a co-ed, New England college preparatory boarding and day school offering a rigorous academic course of study in the northeast United States. Our campus, located in Massachusetts, has state-of-the-art academic, artistic and athletic facilities on a stunning 400-acre campus in the Berkshires.

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