Berkshire School

245 North Undermountain Road
Sheffield, MA 01257-0125
Tel: (413)229-1003
Grades: 9 - 12 | 394 students
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In 2008, Berkshire School completed a full renovation of the central academic building, Berkshire Hall, bringing state-of-the-art technology to bright, open and engaging spaces for learning and meeting.
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In 2008, Berkshire School completed a full renovation of the central academic building, Berkshire Hall, bringing state-of-the-art technology to bright, open and engaging spaces for learning and meeting.
Dedicated in January 09, the Stewart Athletic Center, also known as
Completed in the summer of 2012, the Bellas/Dixon Math and Science Center is a stunning 48,000-square-foot facility featuring six math classrooms, eight science classroom labs, a 100-seat teaching auditorium, faculty offices, and an Advanced Math/Science Research lab with state-of-the-art equipment.
Math students at Berkshire recently built a suspension bridge using the skills they learned in class, and with help of the School's 3D printers.
Berkshire's rural setting allows students and faculty to explore academic material in a unique way. Here students are led in the School's outdoor classroom.
Berkshire takes sustainability seriously. An eight-acre solar field – the largest solar installation in the state of Massachusetts –began generating up to forty percent of the School’s electricity in December of 2011 and serve as a lab for its Sustainability program.
The Gallery, which opened in the fall of 2013, is a modern and bright exhibition space located in the new Fine Arts Center. With Berkshire's commitment to artistic excellence, the gallery's exhibitions reflect a wide range of artwork representing all fields of study offered at Berkshire. Annual exhibits showcase artwork from students, alumni and friends of Berkshire.
Astronomy students are able to explore the night sky in Dixon Observatory, using its powerful telescope to observe globular clusters, planetary nebulae, galaxies, and the sun. Recently, Berkshire also acquired four portable telescopes, which are excellent for learning to navigate the night sky and observe objects like planets, binary stars, and the moon.
Boarding school and day students are involved in all aspects of school life, including leadership opportunities, student activities, clubs, and athletics. We encourage students to take risks, to step out of their comfort zone and to have fun.
Our dorms are modern and range in size and feel, but they share a comfortable living space designed specifically to allow our students to grow emotionally and intellectually.
Established in 1907, Berkshire School is a co-ed, college preparatory boarding and day school that prepares 405 ninth-12th graders and post-graduates for a global future.
Pioneering programs—such as Advanced Math/Science Research, Advanced Humanities Research, and STEAM—coexist with advanced sections and AP offerings in all disciplines.
Students are encouraged to to embrace the school motto: Pro Vita Non Pro Schola Discimus, “Learning -- not just for school, but for life.”

School Overview

Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades 9 - 12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Year Founded 1907

Student Body

Total Students 394 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 28%
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade Berkshire School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 85 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 58%
Average Class Size 12 students
Number of AP Courses 17 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Formal

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 15
Yearly Tuition Cost $56,150
Tuition Notes $44,700 for day students.
% on Financial Aid 30%
Average Financial Aid Grant $40,574
Acceptance Rate 27%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Andrew Bogardus

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is John Dewey Academy (5.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School (5.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School (5.2 miles away)
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  • Great Barrington
    Grades: PK-8 | 196 students
    5.2 miles
    38 W Plain Rd
    Great Barrington, MA 01230
    (413)528-4015
    5.2PK-8
    196
  • Great Barrington
    Grades: 10-12 | 17 students
    5.7 miles
    389 Main St
    Great Barrington, MA 01230
    (413)528-9800
    5.710-12
    17
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    Grades: 5-12 | 71 students
    7.6 miles
    446 Monterey Rd
    Great Barrington, MA 01230
    (413)528-4385
    7.65-12
    71
  • Salisbury
    Salisbury School
    All-boys (Episcopal)
    Grades: 9-12 | 305 students
    8 miles
    251 Canaan Road
    Salisbury, CT 06068
    (860)435-5701
    89-12
    305
  • Housatonic
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    Special Education School
    Grades: UG | 20 students
    10.1 miles
    249 N Plain Rd
    Housatonic, MA 01236
    (413)528-2523
    10.1UG
    20

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