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About Us

Berkshire School is a co-ed boarding and day school for students in grades 9-12 and post-graduates. The 400-acre campus is located at the base of Mount Everett (2,624 ft.) in Sheffield, Massachusetts, in the heart of the Berkshire Hills, a popular tourist destination for world-renowned arts and culture, health and wellness retreats and spectacular nature, including the Appalachian Trail, which is a short hike from campus.

By design, every student makes an impact at Berkshire. No student is anonymous. Everyone knows everyone—from faculty and staff to new students and graduating seniors. Our enrollment of 400 students is a sweet spot for Berkshire’s model and culture, allowing us to cultivate an exceptionally affirming and close-knit residential community. From the foundation of being known well, our students build confidence, which enables them to strive, take risks, and reimagine their potential in all areas of their development.

AT-A-GLANCE

Our enrollment of 400 students is a sweet spot for Berkshire's model and culture, allowing us to cultivate an exceptionally affirming and close-knit residential community. From the foundation of being known well, our students build confidence, which enables them to strive, take risks, and reimagine their potential in all areas of their development.

OUR MISSION & MOTTO

Guided By Our Mission

Rooted in an inspiring natural setting, Berkshire School instills the highest standards of character and citizenship and a commitment to academic, artistic, and athletic excellence. Our community fosters diversity, a dedication to environmental stewardship, and an enduring love for learning.

Our Motto

Pro Vita Non Pro Schola Discimus "Learning—not just for school but for life."

 

OUR LOCATION

Approximately 2.5 hours from Boston and New York City and 1.5 hours from Albany and Hartford, Berkshire is centrally located and accessible to several highways and airports. Nearby Great Barrington, Mass. (named 2012 "Best Small Town in America" by Smithsonian magazine), Lenox, Mass. and Salisbury, Conn., are frequent destinations for restaurants, shops and movie theaters.

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THE BERKSHIRE EXPERIENCE

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    Student Life

    What makes Berkshire unique is that students do not simply uphold traditions and show up to events; instead, they build traditions and new programs, and as a result they are involved, invested, and connected.

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    Meet Our Faculty

    Discover what makes our faculty unique, what drives them and why they remain committed to Berkshire's mission.

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    Signature Programs

    Berkshire's Signature Programs are all designed to expand minds, provide real-world experiences, and help distinguish our students in an increasingly competitive college process.

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