Wellness & Counseling

Berkshire School’s Wellness and Growth Program is designed to develop the habits of mind and character in our students that prepare them equally for success in their academic futures and in their personal and professional lives. The curriculum and programming are focused on character development, citizenship, identity, decision making, inclusion, leadership, and college transition during all four years of a student’s education at Berkshire.

Through intentional and developmentally appropriate topics, workshops, speakers, and classroom curricula, Berkshire’s young minds are given science-based and relevant tools for navigating adolescence and emerging adulthood.

At Berkshire, licensed clinicians are available to provide individual counseling to all students. Students may request appointments at or by phoning or emailing individual counselors. Students are introduced to the Counseling Office during orientation and at Health and Wellness events. Students refer themselves or may be referred by advisors, faculty, friends, peer listeners or parents/guardians.

For Life Program

Steph Holmes
Director of Counseling

New 9th grade students at Berkshire experience the Third Form Leadership Retreat, an activity that forms bonds and builds leadership qualities. 

Guest speakers, like Hakeem Rahim, visit Berkshire to talk about their personal struggles and success.

Berkshire students learn to cope with stress and fatigue during workshops, often scheduled prior to exam week.