Ritt Kellogg Mountain Program
Berkshire School boasts an asset no other college preparatory school can claim: Mt. Everett, the second highest mountain in Massachusetts. Berkshire celebrates the mountain it lies beneath with the Ritt Kellogg Mountain Program, named after a 1985 alumnus who died in 1992 while climbing Mt. Foraker in Alaska.
The Ritt Kellogg Mountain Program (RKMP) strives to teach students a greater respect for their natural resources. RKMP faculty offer afternoon alternatives to traditional team sports (see below) and a Beyond the Mountain program through which they guide students across the globe. They help create a healthy group dynamic among sports team using the low and high initiatives of the program’s ropes course. Finally, the RMKP provides both leadership and financial support in the campus-wide commitment to environmental stewardship.
The RKMP offers students a variety of activities that allow them to gain greater insight into themselves and the world around them, and to learn and develop as individuals within the natural environment.