Commencement 2018

We look forward to celebrating the Class of 2018 with you at Berkshire School's 111th Commencement.

Online Registration: Please register and include the number of guests for Prize Night and Commencement by Wednesday, May 9, 2018.

Prize Night and Commencement

Prize Night


5:30 PM
Prize Night Parent Dinner, Benson Commons

7:30 PM
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.



The 2018 commencement address will be given by alumna and three-time Olympic medalist Kacey Bellamy ’05, a member of the U.S. Women’s National Hockey Team who won gold in Pyeongchang, South Korea this February. Bellamy was a member of both the 2010 and 2014 Olympic silver medal-winning women's hockey teams and played professionally for the Boston Blades. She helped lead the fight for equality in women's sports as Team USA took on USA Hockey over fair pay and support in 2017.


11:00 AM
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 PM
Sixth formers and their families depart campus


Hotels and Inns in the area fill up quickly this time of 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 at

Please note, users are required to register to view any Berkshire School webstreams.