Berkshire’s Advisor Program is integral to our entire educational experience—both academic and personal. The foundation of the program focuses on the importance of character, accountability, and effective communication. The program is intentional and based on years of experience and research in helping students make the most of their time in high school, specifically at Berkshire.
The purpose of the program is for students to be enriched by their relationship with an adult mentor who is focused on the student’s overall experience at Berkshire. A student’s meaningful connection with his or her advisor is just one of many lasting relationships that are formed with various teachers, coaches, and other adults across campus.
Advisee groups are kept small, and each group includes a cross section of students from different grades with various academic experiences and interests. This program allows students to go beyond their natural social networks and learn from each other, which in turn strengthens the fabric of our campus culture.
Our faculty advisors are committed to being available to students from their first day at Berkshire to graduation and beyond. They meet with students regularly for dinners and weekly for advisee lunches. In addition, students and advisors have a scheduled weekly meeting, which is built into their academic day.