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The 400-acre Berkshire School campus is located at the base of Mount Everett (2,624 ft.) in Sheffield, Massachusetts, in the heart of the Berkshire Hills. The area is 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. Approximately 2.5 hours from Boston and New York City and 1.5 hours from Albany and Hartford, Berkshire is centrally located. Nearby Great Barrington (named the 2012 "Best Small Town in America" by Smithsonian Magazine), Lenox and Salisbury, Conn., are frequent destinations for restaurants, shops and movie theaters.

To plan a visit, please call our Admission Office at (413) 229 1003 or email admission@berkshireschool.org.

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING YOUR VISIT

During your visit to Berkshire, you can expect to spend about two hours on campus.  Our student-led tours (scheduled Monday through Saturday) include stops in our academic and athletic facilities, dorms, dining hall, and other spaces relevant to your interests. Following your tour, you will interview with a member of our admission team.

TIPS FOR YOUR VISIT:

• Spend some time thinking about what you are looking for in a school.

• Do some research and come with questions.

• Wear comfortable walking shoes.

• Be yourself!

LOCAL ACCOMMODATIONS

The list below represents a range of accommodation options, both in distance and price. We recommend using Trip Advisor to search guest reviews and information before choosing. When registering, be sure to let them know you are visiting Berkshire School.

Brook Farm Inn Bed and Breakfast
Lenox, MA 20.5 miles
413.637.3013

Egremont Village Inn
Egremont, MA 4.5 miles
413.528.9580

Fairfield Inn and Suites
Great Barrington, MA 9.7 miles
866.276.7364

Holiday Inn Express
Great Barrington, MA 9 miles
413.528.1810

Inn at Sweet Water Farm
Egremont, MA 8 miles
413.528.2882

Interlaken Inn
Lakeville, CT 14 miles
800.222.2909

 

Maggio Guest Cottage
Egremont, MA 3 miles
413.528.4373

Race Brook Lodge
Sheffield, MA 3 miles
413.229.2916

The Red Lion Inn
Stockbridge, MA 15 miles
413.298.5545

Staveleigh House
Sheffield, MA 2.5 miles
413.229.2129

White Hart Inn
Salisbury, CT 10 miles
860.435.0030

Windflower Inn
Great Barrington, MA 5 miles
413.528.2720

DIRECTIONS TO BERKSHIRE

FROM NEW YORK CITY AND POINTS SOUTH

Take the Saw Mill River Parkway to Interstate 684 north. Follow I-684 to Route 22 (at Pawling) and travel north to Millerton. In Millerton, turn right on Route 44 and continue east to Salisbury, CT. In Salisbury, bear left on Route 41 and travel north for 13 miles. The entrance to Berkshire School is on the left side of the road. (approximately 2 ½ hours)

FROM ALBANY AND POINTS WEST

Take the New York Thruway east to Exit B3 at the Massachusetts border. Take Route 22 south to Hillsdale, NY. In Hillsdale, turn left on Route 23 and travel east towards South Egremont, MA. Five miles after crossing the Massachusetts state line, turn right on Route 41 south and travel 3 miles. The entrance to Berkshire School is on the right side of the road. (approximately 1 ½ hours)

FROM BOSTON AND POINTS NORTH AND EAST

Take the Massachusetts Turnpike to Exit 2: Lee. Take Route 102 South and travel towards Stockbridge. In Stockbridge, Route 102 joins Route 7. At the Red Lion Inn, take a left to stay on Route 7 south, and continue to Great Barrington. Route 7 will merge with Routes 23 and 41. Travel through Great Barrington center until you reach the traffic light by the Great Barrington Police Station (on left). Turn right onto Routes 23 and 41 towards South Egremont. Just past the village of South Egremont, turn left on Route 41 South and travel 3 miles. The entrance to Berkshire School is on the right side of the road.

FROM HARTFORD AND CENTRAL CONNECTICUT

Take Route 44 west to the town of Canaan, CT. In Canaan center, turn right on Route 7 north and travel for 10 miles across the Massachusetts border. In the town of Sheffield, MA, turn left at the Police Station onto Berkshire School Road and travel 6 miles. Turn right on Route 41 north and the entrance to Berkshire School will be 200 yards ahead on the left. (approximately 1 ½ hours)

FROM SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT

Take Route 8 north to Route 44 west to Canaan, CT. In Canaan center, turn right on Route 7 north and travel for 10 miles across the Massachusetts border. In the town of Sheffield, MA, turn left at the Police Station on Berkshire School Road and travel 6 miles. Turn right on Route 41 north and the entrance to Berkshire School will be 200 yards ahead on the left.