Berkshire's motto is Pro Vita Non Pro Schola Discimus, "Learning—not just for school but for life." Below is a collection of stories from our students, faculty, and alumni living up to that motto.

Philanthropic Force

Robin McGraw '70 helped build the first aquaponics lab at a correctional facility in New England.

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Role Model

Elizabeth Rowland '19 looks to make history at George Washington while using her voice and experience to reach Hispanic athletes.

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Future in Fashion

Alli Toffolon '16 has combined her passion for fashion with an awareness of sustainability to launch a one-of-a-kind clothing line.

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Industry Leader

Steve Kaczmarek '85 is an innovator. His company, Borealis, was the first to introduce a carbon fiber fat bike.

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NHL Pick

After two successful seasons in the USHL, Aidan Thompson '20 is selected in the Third Round (90th pick) of the NHL Draft by the Chicago Blackhawks.

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Philanthropic Force

Robin McGraw '70 helped build the first aquaponics lab at a correctional facility in New England.

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Role Model

Elizabeth Rowland '19 looks to make history at George Washington while using her voice and experience to reach Hispanic athletes.

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Passing on Passion

Dr. Tasia Wu has been recognized for her extraordinary work as a music teacher and advisor at Berkshire.

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Berkshire Connection

Ifunanyachi Achara ’16 and Jacob Shaffelburg ’19 are teammates at Toronto FC, building on the connection they first made on the pitch at Berkshire.

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Novel Pursuit

Named Holy Cross' Fenwick Scholar, Charles Millard ’18 says his Berkshire experience reinforced his lifelong infatuation with science.

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Remaining Connected

Far from campus, Wilson Zheng '21 found a way to stay connected with Berkshire. What he discovered was out of this world! 

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A Dream Come True

Kayla Arsenie Fitzgerald '08 developed an unshakeable level of self-belief at Berkshire, and now she's turned that into her first business.

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All In

Dr. Sandy Perot shares a range of life experiences with students while leading the Advanced Humanities Research program. Learn More

Firmly Planted

As Steffen Root '94 celebrates 20 years of small business ownership, the Berkshire native reflects on the impact the School had on him. Learn More

National Recognition

AP art student Ruby Merritt '19 earned a National Silver Medal for her work The Stitches We HideLearn More

Building on Sustainability

Kris Govertsen ’15 found inspiration in the Bellas/Dixion Math and Science Center. Find out how she's turned that inspiration into a career.  Learn More

A Life In Radio

Bob Kieve '39 has spent more than 50 years serving the city of San Jose, and the local radio legend is not quite ready to retire yet. Learn More

Leading The Change

Jeffrey Wexler '06 invited a group of Berkshire students to join him at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, California. Learn More

Back to Berkshire

Lizzy Steiner '10 discovered a love for literature and writing at Berkshire. Now she's returning the favor. Learn More

Community Service

Mads McDonough '19 and Emma Dreher '19 hope to leave a lasting legacy at Berkshire through a new community service program. Learn More

Going Pro

Berkshire soccer standout Jacob Shaffelburg '19 has signed a professional contract with Toronto FC II of Major League Soccer. Learn More

'Whirlwind Year'

2018 has been a banner year for Berkshire alum Kendall Coyne Schofield '11, who won an Olympic Gold Medal, got married, and joined the WNHL's Minnesota Whitecaps. Learn More

From the Heart

Oumou Doumbia ’20, who came to Berkshire by way of Harlem Lacrosse, spoke about her journey during the organization's recent annual dinner. Learn More

Inspired Cuisine

Sunil Rajan ’80's restaurant in Florida is a culmination of his passion for family, travel, and food. Learn More

A New Adventure

Looking to break out of her comfort zone at Berkshire, Shannon Lee '19 traveled to Spain during her junior year to immerse herself in an unfamiliar culture. Learn More

On The Ballot

Lauren Lareau '98 is running for State Representative in Pennsylvania’s 142nd District. Her platform focuses on education, health, and the environment. Learn More

Start to Finish

Advanced Economics teacher Mr. Perkins recently completed the 50-mile Vermont 50, a grueling race that he trained for while balancing his work at Berkshire. Learn More

Award-Winning Chef

Three-Star Michelin Chef Christopher Kostow '95 was named Best Chef in the western United States and is featured in our Summer 2018 Bulletin. Learn More

Maher '12 to Lead Student Activities

Berkshire alum Sam Maher '12 is back under the Mountain to take over as the new Student Activities Director. Learn More

Tech-Free Classroom

Advanced Environmental Research teacher Cait Ward '08 is excited to open the school year in a new outdoor classroom space. Learn More

Inspiration to Innovation

When Alzheimer's threatened to take his grandfather's memory away, Daniel Tian '19 turned to technology to help. Learn More

Make-Up Artist

Soon after sharing her passion during Pro Vita, Lila Childs '19 caught the eye of the BBC. Learn More

Singing to Scholarship

From Berkshire's stage to the bright lights of the Big Apple, Tucker Donelan '18 shines during national songwriting competition. Learn More

At The Helm

Berkshire alum Kate Kelley '95 currently serves as the Superintendent of Arlington National Cemetery. Learn More

Ready to Compete

Post-graduate Deng Kur '19 has committed to Northwestern, but is looking forward to competing for the Bears this fall. Learn More

Rooney '12 Signs With Devils

Former Bear hockey standout Kevin Rooney '12 recently agreed to a 2-year contract with the NHL's New Jersey Devils. Learn More

Sculptures on Display

Pedro S. de Movellán '85 is one of the world's best known kinetic sculptors, and his work is currently on display nearby. Learn More

Walking The Camino

International Student Program Director Lissa McGovern talks about her experience along the Camino de Santiago in Spain. Learn More