Berkshire Country Day School

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Berkshire Country Day School Photo #1 - Kayaking in the Spring for PE
  • Berkshire Country Day School intentionally balances a comprehensive curriculum with the culture and spirit of the Berkshires. We blend challenge and creativity to provide an engaging educational environment for all grade levels. In the spirit of inquiry and discovery, students learn to be resourceful and responsible. In an atmosphere of mutual respect, students learn about community and caring for others.
  • Berkshire Country Day School is a place where each student can meet success as a 21st century learner.
  • Berkshire Country Day School is an independent school for 2-year-olds through ninth grade and is located on Route 183 in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.

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Berkshire Country Day School places among the top 20% of private schools in Massachusetts for:

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded1946

Student Body

Total Students110 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
7%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Berkshire Country Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers32 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio3:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size10 students
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$9,000
Tuition NotesTuition Range: Beginner Threes: $9,500.00 - Grade Eight: $29,000
% on Financial Aid
30%
Acceptance Rate
40%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorMelissa Kruse

Sports

Total Sports Offered6 sports
SportsAlpine Skiing, Basketball, Indoor Soccer, Lacrosse, Nordic Skiing, SoccerAlpine SkiingBasketball,
Indoor SoccerLacrosse,
Nordic SkiingSoccer,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.17 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.After Care Program, Amnesty International, Art Studio, Band, BCD Nature Explorers, Chamber Ensemble, Checkmate, Clay, Digital Photography, Environmental Club, Garage Band, Instrumental Lessons, Music Around the World, Service Learning, Steel Drums, Student Council, Theater

School Notes

  • Berkshire Country Day School is thrilled to again be voted "Best Private School in the Berkshires" in 2018. We are grateful for the vote of confidence in what we do, and are extremely proud of that distinction--but it doesn't happen by accident. The School`s strong reputation for balancing a comprehensive, challenging curriculum with the culture and spirit of the Berkshires is the product exemplary teachers, a robust program that strengthens foundational skills, an emphasis on critical thinking and deeply involved projects, and a gorgeous 27-acre campus. BCD's unique blend of challenge and creativity is something you can't get elsewhere, and each child who attends benefits.
  • We describe our school as "intentional, independent, and inspired." Our students enjoy small class sizes where each child student is known and appreciated for who they are. At BCD, we nurture wonder AND build skills.
  • Additional highlights include our Reggio Emilia-inspired preschool, which celebrates our youngest children`s spirit of exploration and discovery; features like science classrooms and labs, a state-of-the-art library & learning commons, full-sized gym, music room, and foreign language instruction; and our outdoors, which offers additional learning spaces.  
  • BCD students come from a wide geographic area, attracted by our exceptional outcomes at each grade level. We offer bus service in Berkshire County, MA, and in Columbia County, NY, including a new route that originates in Hudson, NY. This new bus further connects families to our vibrant community and makes a BCD education more accessible for children in those areas.  
  • BCD`s intentional approach of inquiry, discovery, and discussion draws on proven methods and emerging best practices to best leverage the experiences and contributions of our entire school community. The best way to learn what our school can offer your child is to come for a visit, and we encourage you to contact our Admission Office to schedule a tour or register for one of our Open Houses.

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Our daughter enrolled at BCD this year as a 5th grader and we have had an extremely positive and supportive experience at BCD from the start! The campus and community is warm and welcoming. We were extremely impressed with the language, arts, music and extracurricular activities that are offered at BCD. It's as if the school were made for our daughter - she absolutely LOVES BCD, and the transition was virtually seamless. Enrolling at BCD has truly been the best thing we could have done for our daughter and our family.
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