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Signature Programs

Berkshire’s 10 Signature Programs—Advanced Math/Science Research, Advanced Humanities Research, STEAM, Pro Vita Winter Session, Sabin Entrepreneurial Prize, Aviation Science, Independent Study, Black Rock Scholars, Sustainability, and Ritt Kellogg Mountain Program—are all designed to expand minds, provide real-world experiences, and help distinguish our students in an increasingly competitive college process.

Advanced Math/Science Research

With access to Berkshire's state-of-the-art facilities, students can take on authentic laboratory research in the biological, physical, or social sciences.

 

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Advanced Humanities Research

Students with a deep interest in the humanities—languages, literature, history, philosophy, and the arts—can explore a topic with help from a college professor mentor.

 

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Pro Vita

Students have the opportunity to explore the larger world around them and to embrace the School motto: Pro Vita Non Pro Schola Discimus, "Learning—not just for school but for life.”

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Sabin Entrepreneurial Prize

Modeled after Yale University's "Sabin Sustainable Venture Prize," this Advanced Economics course provides students the opportunity to explore entrepreneurship.

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Ritt Kellogg Mountain Program

RKMP uses Berkshire’s natural resources to promote academic growth, to challenge athletically, to teach leadership, to develop character and to foster environmental responsibility.

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Aviation Science

Aviation Science is a semester-long class that prepares students to pass the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Ground School Certification Exam.

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Black Rock Scholars

Black Rock Scholars complete a culminating project that they design and execute, and they lead an initiative that serves a local or global community.

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Sustainability

Students in the Sustainability class have been the drivers—and the facilitators—of nearly all new sustainability programs on campus. 

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STEAM

Berkshire’s STEAM Program provides students with opportunities to be designers, creators, innovators, risk-takers and entrepreneurs.

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Independent Study

Working closely with a faculty mentor, students are given the freedom to design a course that allows them to pursue an academic interest beyond the electives offered in the curriculum.

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