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Berkshire School Photo #1 - 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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Berkshire School Photo #1 - 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.
Berkshire School Photo #2 - Dedicated in January 09, the Stewart Athletic Center, also known as "The Jack," is a 117,000-square-foot multi-purpose athletic facility with two hockey rinks (one converts to tennis courts), training facilities, a fitness center and locker rooms for all seasons.
Berkshire School Photo #3 - 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.
Berkshire School Photo #4 - 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 School Photo #5 - 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 School Photo #6 - 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.
Berkshire School Photo #7 - 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.
Berkshire School Photo #8 - 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.
Berkshire School Photo #9 - 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.
Berkshire School Photo #10 - 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 400 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.".

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School Overview

Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
Year Founded1907

Student Body

Total Students394 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
20%
State avg.: 21%
Students by GradeBerkshire School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers85 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
58%
Average Class Size12 students
Number of AP Courses17 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Average Percentile SSAT65%
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 15
Yearly Tuition Cost$60,400
Tuition Notes$48000 for day students.
% on Financial Aid
30%
Average Financial Aid Grant$40,574
Acceptance Rate
27%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorAndrew Bogardus

Sports

Total Sports Offered19 sports
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Nordic Skiing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballAlpine SkiingBaseball,
BasketballCrew,
Cross CountryDance,
Field HockeyFootball,
GolfIce Hockey,
LacrosseNordic Skiing,
SnowboardingSoccer,
SoftballSquash,
TennisTrack and Field,
Volleyball
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