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  • Friday, Jan 1
    • WINTER RECESS
    Saturday, Jan 2
    • WINTER RECESS
    Sunday, Jan 3
    • WINTER RECESS
    • Students return to campus 8:00 PM
    Monday, Jan 4
    • Third Marking Period begins
    Wednesday, Jan 6
    • Winter Schedule begins (no assembly, classes begin at 8:30)
    Friday, Jan 8
    • Deadline: Independent Study Proposals 3:00 PM
    • College Transition Alumni Panel 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM
    Saturday, Jan 9
    • Alumni Winter Games & Family Skate
    Saturday, Jan 23
    • Diagnostic ACT Testing: Forms IV & V 7:30 AM to 1:00 PM
    • SAT Testing 7:30 AM to 1:00 PM
    • Diversity Workshop: Forms III & VI 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    Wednesday, Jan 27
    • REVISED Schedule (Saturday classes, no assembly)
    Thursday, Jan 28
    • Visiting Artist: Piano Quartet 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
    Friday, Jan 29
    • CLOSED WEEKEND: students remain on campus
    Saturday, Jan 30
    • CLOSED WEEKEND: students remain on campus
    Sunday, Jan 31
    • CLOSED WEEKEND: students remain on campus
  • Wednesday, Feb 3
    • College Program: V Form & Parents
    • College Admission Panel: Forms IV & V 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Thursday, Feb 4
    • College Program: V Form & Parents
    • Winter Weekend begins 11:30 AM
    Friday, Feb 5
    • WINTER WEEKEND
    Saturday, Feb 6
    • WINTER WEEKEND
    Sunday, Feb 7
    • WINTER WEEKEND
    Monday, Feb 8
    • WINTER WEEKEND
    • Students return to campus 8:00 PM
    Monday, Feb 15
    • Allyn Stewart: Screenplay & Movie Production 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    Thursday, Feb 18
    • Winter Musical: "In the Heights" 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
    Friday, Feb 19
    • Winter Parents' Weekend
    • Winter Musical: "In the Heights" 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
    Saturday, Feb 20
    • Winter Parents' Weekend
    • Summer Opportunities Fair 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM
    • Winter Musical: "In the Heights" 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
    Thursday, Feb 25
    • Cap & Gown Measurements: VI Form 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
    Friday, Feb 26
    • Winter Dance Concert 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
    Saturday, Feb 27
    • Third Marking Period ends
    • Winter Athletic Season ends
    Sunday, Feb 28
    • A Cappella Palooza 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    Monday, Feb 29
    • Pro Vita Winter Session (special schedule)
    • A Period Classes 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
    • B Period Classes 10:15 AM to 11:45 AM
    • C Period Classes 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
    • Guest Speaker: Sheila Roche, Project (RED) 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
  • Tuesday, Mar 1
    • Pro Vita Winter Session (special schedule)
    • Spring Sports Season begins
    • A Period Classes 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
    • B Period Classes 10:15 AM to 11:45 AM
    • C Period Classes 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
    • Guest Speaker: Alvaro Rodriguez Arregui '85, Social Entrepreneurship 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
    Wednesday, Mar 2
    • Pro Vita Winter Session (special schedule)
    • A Period Classes 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
    • B Period Classes 10:15 AM to 11:45 AM
    • C Period Classes 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
    • Jazz Cafe 9:30 PM to 10:30 PM
    Thursday, Mar 3
    • Pro Vita Winter Session (special schedule)
    • A Period Classes 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
    • B Period Classes 10:15 AM to 11:45 AM
    • C Period Classes 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
    • Guest Speaker: Tommy Schultz, Peace Corps & Photography 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
    Friday, Mar 4
    • Pro Vita Winter Session (special schedule)
    • A Period Classes 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
    • B Period Classes 10:15 AM to 11:45 AM
    • C Period Classes 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
    • Guest Performance: Gary Vider '02 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Saturday, Mar 5
    • Pro Vita Winter Session (special schedule)
    • Pro Vita Presentations 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM
    • Spring Recess begins 11:30 AM
    Sunday, Mar 6
    • SPRING RECESS
    Monday, Mar 7
    • SPRING RECESS
    Tuesday, Mar 8
    • SPRING RECESS
    Wednesday, Mar 9
    • SPRING RECESS
    Thursday, Mar 10
    • SPRING RECESS
    Friday, Mar 11
    • SPRING RECESS
    Saturday, Mar 12
    • SPRING RECESS
    Sunday, Mar 13
    • SPRING RECESS
    Monday, Mar 14
    • SPRING RECESS
    Tuesday, Mar 15
    • SPRING RECESS
    Wednesday, Mar 16
    • SPRING RECESS
    Thursday, Mar 17
    • SPRING RECESS
    Friday, Mar 18
    • SPRING RECESS
    Saturday, Mar 19
    • SPRING RECESS
    Sunday, Mar 20
    • SPRING RECESS
    Monday, Mar 21
    • SPRING RECESS
    Tuesday, Mar 22
    • Seaver Buck's Birthday
    • SPRING RECESS
    Wednesday, Mar 23
    • SPRING RECESS
    Thursday, Mar 24
    • SPRING RECESS
    Friday, Mar 25
    • SPRING RECESS
    Saturday, Mar 26
    • SPRING RECESS
    Sunday, Mar 27
    • SPRING RECESS
    Monday, Mar 28
    • SPRING RECESS
    • Students return to campus 8:00 PM
    Tuesday, Mar 29
    • Fourth Marking Period begins
  • Friday, Apr 1
    • A Day At Berkshire: Revisit Day (revised schedule)
    • Visiting Artist: Piano Master Class 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
    Tuesday, Apr 5
    • A Day At Berkshire: Revisit Day (revised schedule)
    Thursday, Apr 7
    • A Day At Berkshire: Revisit Day (revised schedule)
    Saturday, Apr 9
    • ACT Testing 7:30 AM to 12:30 PM
    Thursday, Apr 14
    • AP Art Exhibit Reception 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Friday, Apr 15
    • Vocal Cabaret 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
    Monday, Apr 18
    • MOUNTAIN DAY!
    Sunday, Apr 24
    • Prom 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM
    • Parents' Paparazzi Party 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
    Thursday, Apr 28
    • Sabin Entrepreneurial Prize Presentations 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
    Friday, Apr 29
    • Grandparents' Weekend
    • AP Art Exhibit Reception 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
    • Registration 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM
    • Spring Concert 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
    Saturday, Apr 30
    • Grandparents' Weekend
    • Class Visits 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    • Registration 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
    • Assembly: Grandparents' Welcome 8:55 AM to 9:20 AM
  • Monday, May 2
    • AP Exams (Week 1)
    • AP Exam: Chemistry 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • AP Exam: Environ Science 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Tuesday, May 3
    • AP Exams (Week 1)
    • AP Exam: Spanish Language 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Wednesday, May 4
    • AP Exams (Week 1)
    • AP Exam: English Lit & Comp 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Thursday, May 5
    • AP Exams (Week 1)
    • AP Exam: Calculus AB & BC 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Friday, May 6
    • AP Exams (Week 1)
    • AP Exam: US History 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • AP Exam: European History 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    • AP Exam: Studio Art portfolios due 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    • Capriccio: Classical Music Recital 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
    Saturday, May 7
    • SAT Testing 7:30 AM to 1:00 PM
    Monday, May 9
    • AP Exams (Week 2)
    • AP Exam: Biology 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • AP Exam: Physics C: Mechanics 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
    Tuesday, May 10
    • AP Exams (Week 2)
    • AP Exam: US Gov't & Politics 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • AP Exam: French Language 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Wednesday, May 11
    • AP Exams (Week 2)
    • AP Exam: English Lang & Comp 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Thursday, May 12
    • AP Exams (Week 2)
    • AP Exam: Statistics 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Friday, May 13
    • AP Exams (Week 2)
    • Spring Dance Concert 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
    Thursday, May 19
    • ARISE: Adv. Research & Independent Study Exhibition 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    Friday, May 20
    • CLOSED WEEKEND: VI Form students remain on campus
    • Spring Play "Flipping Channels" 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
    Saturday, May 21
    • CLOSED WEEKEND: VI Form students remain on campus
    • Spring Play "Flipping Channels" 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM
    • Spring Play "Flipping Channels" 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
    Sunday, May 22
    • CLOSED WEEKEND: VI Form students remain on campus
    • Sixth-Form Assessments 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    Tuesday, May 24
    • Sixth-Form Assessments 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
    • BIMP: Berkshire Improv Performance 8:30 PM to 10:00 PM
    Wednesday, May 25
    • Sixth-Form Assessments 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
    • Commencement Rehearsal: VI Form 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    Thursday, May 26
    • Fourth Marking Period ends
    • Sixth-Form Assessments 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
    • Sixth Form & Parent Dinner 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
    • Prize Night 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
    • Dance/Dessert Reception 9:00 PM to 11:30 PM
    Friday, May 27
    • CLOSED WEEKEND: underform students remain on campus
    • Commencement 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
    • Graduates depart 3:00 PM
    • MATH Office Hours 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    Saturday, May 28
    • CLOSED WEEKEND: underform students remain on campus
    • Spring Athletic Season ends
    • Underform Assessments
    • PROJECTS: Math 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
    • EXAMS: Math 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
    • HISTORY Office Hours 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    Sunday, May 29
    • CLOSED WEEKEND: underform students remain on campus
    • Underform Assessments
    • PROJECTS: History 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
    • EXAMS: History 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
    • LANGUAGE Office Hours 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    Monday, May 30
    • Underform Assessments
    • EXAMS: Language 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
    • PROJECTS: Language 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    • ENGLISH Office Hours 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    Tuesday, May 31
    • Underform Assessments
    • EXAMS: English 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
    • PROJECTS: English 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    • ART Office Hours 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Wednesday, Jun 1
    • Underform Assessments
    • PROJECTS: Art 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
    • PROJECTS: Science 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    • SCIENCE Office Hours 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    Thursday, Jun 2
    • Underform Assessments
    • EXAMS: Science 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
    • Underformers may depart after exam 11:30 AM
  • Tuesday, Jul 19
    • Berkshire at the Ballpark: Dodgers vs. Nationals @ Nationals Park 7:05 PM to 10:00 PM
    Thursday, Jul 21
    • Berkshire at the Ballpark: Twins vs. Red Sox @ Fenway Park 7:10 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Thursday, Aug 11
    • Berkshire at the Ballpark: Cardinals vs. Cubs @ Wrigley Field 7:05 PM to 10:00 PM
    Wednesday, Aug 31
    • New International Students & Prefects Arrive
    • Dorms open 1:00 PM
    • Registration: New International Students & Prefects 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    • New International Family/Advisor Dinner 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
  • Thursday, Sep 1
    • New Int'l Student/Parent Orientation
    Saturday, Sep 3
    • New Student Orientation
    • New Students Arrive
    • Dorms open 9:00 AM
    • Registration: New Students 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Sunday, Sep 4
    • New Student Orientation
    Monday, Sep 5
    • New Student Orientation
    • Returning Students Arrive
    • Dorms open 9:00 AM
    • Registration: Returning Students 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Tuesday, Sep 6
    • First Semester begins
    • Revised Class Schedule
    Wednesday, Sep 7
    • Revised Class Schedule
    Thursday, Sep 8
    • Regular Schedule begins
    • Community Dinner 6:15 PM to 7:00 PM
    Friday, Sep 9
    • CLOSED WEEKEND: students remain on campus
    Saturday, Sep 10
    • CLOSED WEEKEND: students remain on campus
    • ACT Testing 7:30 AM to 12:30 PM
    Sunday, Sep 11
    • CLOSED WEEKEND: students remain on campus
    Tuesday, Sep 13
    • Community Dinner 6:15 PM to 7:00 PM
    Wednesday, Sep 14
    • Deadline: Independent Study Proposals 5:00 PM
    Thursday, Sep 15
    • Community Dinner 6:15 PM to 7:00 PM
    Friday, Sep 16
    • CLOSED WEEKEND: students remain on campus
    Saturday, Sep 17
    • CLOSED WEEKEND: students remain on campus
    Sunday, Sep 18
    • CLOSED WEEKEND: students remain on campus
    Monday, Sep 19
    • Last day for schedule changes 3:00 PM
    Tuesday, Sep 20
    • Community Dinner 6:15 PM to 7:00 PM
    Thursday, Sep 22
    • Third-Form Leadership Retreat
    • Community Dinner 6:15 PM to 7:00 PM
    Friday, Sep 23
    • Third-Form Leadership Retreat
    Monday, Sep 26
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    • Free Monday (no classes)
    Tuesday, Sep 27
    Partly Cloudy Partly Cloudy
    71°/47° - 20% Precip
    • Community DinnerSignup for an alert reminder. 6:15 PM to 7:00 PM
    Thursday, Sep 29
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    • Advisory DinnerSignup for an alert reminder. 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
    • Berkshire at the Ballpark: Red Sox vs. Yankees @ Yankee StadiumSignup for an alert reminder. 7:05 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Saturday, Oct 1
    • SAT TestingSignup for an alert reminder. 7:30 AM to 1:00 PM
    Tuesday, Oct 4
    • Community DinnerSignup for an alert reminder. 6:15 PM to 7:00 PM
    Thursday, Oct 6
    • Community DinnerSignup for an alert reminder. 6:15 PM to 7:00 PM
    Tuesday, Oct 11
    • Fall Photo Day (raindate: TBD)Signup for an alert reminder.
    • Community DinnerSignup for an alert reminder. 6:15 PM to 7:00 PM
    Thursday, Oct 13
    • Advisory DinnerSignup for an alert reminder. 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
    Tuesday, Oct 18
    • Community DinnerSignup for an alert reminder. 6:15 PM to 7:00 PM
    Wednesday, Oct 19
    • Diagnostic SAT Testing: Form IVSignup for an alert reminder. 7:30 AM to 12:30 PM
    • PSAT Testing: Form VSignup for an alert reminder. 7:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    • Mountain Program: Form IIISignup for an alert reminder. 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • College Workshop: Form VISignup for an alert reminder. 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM
    Thursday, Oct 20
    • Fall Parents Weekend (Thurs Eve-Sat)Signup for an alert reminder.
    Friday, Oct 21
    • Fall Parents Weekend (Thurs Eve-Sat)Signup for an alert reminder.
    • Fall ConcertSignup for an alert reminder. 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    Saturday, Oct 22
    • Alumni Homecoming & Fall GamesSignup for an alert reminder.
    • Fall Parents Weekend (Thurs Eve-Sat)Signup for an alert reminder.
    • First Marking Period endsSignup for an alert reminder.
    • ACT TestingSignup for an alert reminder. 7:30 AM to 12:30 PM
    • Fall Weekend begins after last commitmentSignup for an alert reminder. 4:00 PM
    Sunday, Oct 23
    • FALL WEEKENDSignup for an alert reminder.
    Monday, Oct 24
    • FALL WEEKENDSignup for an alert reminder.
    Tuesday, Oct 25
    • FALL WEEKENDSignup for an alert reminder.
    • Students return to campusSignup for an alert reminder. 8:00 PM
    Wednesday, Oct 26
    • Second Marking Period beginsSignup for an alert reminder.
    Thursday, Oct 27
    • Community DinnerSignup for an alert reminder. 6:15 PM to 7:00 PM
    Friday, Oct 28
    • CLOSED WEEKEND: students remain on campusSignup for an alert reminder.
    Saturday, Oct 29
    • CLOSED WEEKEND: students remain on campusSignup for an alert reminder.
    Sunday, Oct 30
    • CLOSED WEEKEND: students remain on campusSignup for an alert reminder.
  • Tuesday, Nov 1
    • Community DinnerSignup for an alert reminder. 6:15 PM to 7:00 PM
    Thursday, Nov 3
    • Advisory DinnerSignup for an alert reminder. 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
    • Fall Play PerformancesSignup for an alert reminder. 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
    Friday, Nov 4
    • Fall Play PerformancesSignup for an alert reminder. 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
    Saturday, Nov 5
    • SAT TestingSignup for an alert reminder. 7:30 AM to 1:00 PM
    • Fall Play PerformancesSignup for an alert reminder. 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
    Tuesday, Nov 8
    • Community DinnerSignup for an alert reminder. 6:15 PM to 7:00 PM
    Friday, Nov 11
    • Fall Dance ConcertSignup for an alert reminder. 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
    Saturday, Nov 12
    • Fall Athletic Season endsSignup for an alert reminder.
    Tuesday, Nov 15
    • Winter Sports Season beginsSignup for an alert reminder.
    Saturday, Nov 19
    • Thanksgiving Recess beginsSignup for an alert reminder. 11:30 AM
    Sunday, Nov 20
    • THANKSGIVING RECESSSignup for an alert reminder.
    Monday, Nov 21
    • THANKSGIVING RECESSSignup for an alert reminder.
    Tuesday, Nov 22
    • THANKSGIVING RECESSSignup for an alert reminder.
    Wednesday, Nov 23
    • THANKSGIVING RECESSSignup for an alert reminder.
    Thursday, Nov 24
    • THANKSGIVING RECESSSignup for an alert reminder.
    Friday, Nov 25
    • THANKSGIVING RECESSSignup for an alert reminder.
    Saturday, Nov 26
    • THANKSGIVING RECESSSignup for an alert reminder.
    Sunday, Nov 27
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    Monday, Nov 28
    • THANKSGIVING RECESSSignup for an alert reminder.
    • Students return to campusSignup for an alert reminder. 8:00 PM
  • Sunday, Dec 4
    • BIMP: Berkshire Improv PerformanceSignup for an alert reminder. 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
    Friday, Dec 9
    • CLOSED WEEKEND: students remain on campusSignup for an alert reminder.
    • Second Marking Period endsSignup for an alert reminder.
    • Winter ConcertSignup for an alert reminder. 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
    Saturday, Dec 10
    • CLOSED WEEKEND: students remain on campusSignup for an alert reminder.
    • First Semester Assessments Signup for an alert reminder.
    Sunday, Dec 11
    • CLOSED WEEKEND: students remain on campusSignup for an alert reminder.
    • First Semester Assessments Signup for an alert reminder.
    Monday, Dec 12
    • First Semester Assessments Signup for an alert reminder.
    Tuesday, Dec 13
    • First Semester Assessments Signup for an alert reminder.
    Wednesday, Dec 14
    • First Semester Assessments Signup for an alert reminder.
    Thursday, Dec 15
    • First Semester Assessments Signup for an alert reminder.
    • Winter Recess beginsSignup for an alert reminder. 11:30 AM
    Friday, Dec 16
    • WINTER RECESSSignup for an alert reminder.
    Saturday, Dec 17
    • WINTER RECESSSignup for an alert reminder.
    Sunday, Dec 18
    • WINTER RECESSSignup for an alert reminder.
    Monday, Dec 19
    • WINTER RECESSSignup for an alert reminder.
    Tuesday, Dec 20
    • WINTER RECESSSignup for an alert reminder.
    Wednesday, Dec 21
    • WINTER RECESSSignup for an alert reminder.
    Thursday, Dec 22
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    Friday, Dec 23
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    Saturday, Dec 24
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    Sunday, Dec 25
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    Monday, Dec 26
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    Tuesday, Dec 27
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    Wednesday, Dec 28
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    Thursday, Dec 29
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    Friday, Dec 30
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    Saturday, Dec 31
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Berkshire School

245 North Undermountain Road
 |  Sheffield, MA 01257
 |  T: 413 229 8511

Berkshire School is a co-ed, New England college preparatory boarding and day school offering a rigorous academic course of study in the northeast United States. Our campus, located in Massachusetts, has state-of-the-art academic, artistic and athletic facilities on a stunning 400-acre campus in the Berkshires.

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