Our Core Values
To know one’s self, to discover and pursue academic passions, to foster an enduring love of learning, to communicate and work effectively with others, to understand different perspectives and experiences, to be an effective teammate--these are the lessons that prepare Berkshire students for school and for life.
Berkshire instills the following values in all members of our community:
To question, to explore, to discover, to learn about oneself and others, and to embrace new experiences, not just for school but for life.
To be honest and accountable to oneself and to others, to trust and be trusted, to be disciplined and responsible, in all academic pursuits and in all relationships.
To be steadfast and persistent in the face of challenge or obstacle, to rise above mistakes and failures, and to see things through to completion.
To understand and learn from differences, to welcome the open exchange of ideas, and to create safe and affirming communities that value every person.
To respect oneself and others, one’s place and surroundings, to consider intent and impact, and to act in ways that show consideration and understanding.
To set a new direction in response to changing circumstances, to manage and adapt to adversity, and to bounce back and regain one’s footing with confidence and purpose.