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.