Commencement 2017


We look forward to celebrating the Class of 2017 with you at Berkshire School’s 110th Commencement.

Online Registration: Please register and include the number of guests for Prize Night and Commencement by Wednesday, May 10, 2017.

Prize Night

Prize Night: Thursday, May 25

5:30 p.m.
Prize Night Parent Dinner, Benson Commons

7:30 p.m.
Prize Night Ceremony, Jackman L. Stewart Athletic Center

Following the Prize Night Ceremony, parents and the Berkshire community are invited to enjoy dancing with the New York Players and dessert under the tent on Schappert Field.


Commencement: Friday, May 26

11:00 a.m.
Commencement, Jackman L. Stewart Athletic Center

Parents should arrive by 10:30 a.m., and the ceremony usually takes about an hour and a half. Graduates and their guests are invited to a luncheon under the tent after commencement concludes. As space is limited, we ask that the total number of guests attending the luncheon not exceed eight.

3:00 p.m. Sixth formers and their families depart campus

Hotels and Inns in the area fill up quickly this time of the year. Be sure to make your reservations as soon as possible. Click here for a list of local accommodations.

For questions, please contact Jodi Rathbun by email at or call (413) 229-1308.


Highpoint Pictures will be taking photos of sixth formers at Commencement. A picture of each graduate receiving his or her diploma, as well as each prize winner will be taken. In addition, Highpoint photographers will be available after the ceremony for photos of the graduate with families and friends.

Photographs are typically available within 2-3 weeks. To contact Highpoint Pictures with questions. please call 866-738-5500 or email


For friends and family unable to join the graduates here on campus, both Prize Night and the Commencement ceremony will be streamed live on the School's website. Click here at the time of the event.