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Berkshire School Photo #2 - 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 #3 - 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 #4 - 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 #5 - 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 #6 - 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 #7 - 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 #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.
Founded in 1907, Berkshire School is a co-ed college preparatory boarding and day school for 400 ninth-12th graders and post-graduates, offering a forward-thinking curriculum and state-of-the-art facilities on a 400-acre campus in Sheffield, Massachusetts.
Berkshire's signature programs, including Advanced Math/Science Research, Advanced Humanities Research, STEAM, and the Sabin Entrepreneurial Prize, are offered along with advanced sections and AP offerings in all disciplines.
With a range of artistic and athletic offerings and national recognition for our efforts in sustainability, Berkshire provides an extraordinary setting in which students are encouraged to embrace the school motto: Pro Vita Non Pro Schola Discimus, "Learning - not just for school, but for life."
|Grades Offered||Grades 9-12|
|Offers Post-Graduate Year||Yes|
|Total Students||409 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 23%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||64 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||6:1|
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree|
|Average Class Size||12 students|
|Number of AP Courses||17 courses|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
|Advanced Courses||Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Comparative Government, English Language, English Literature, Environmental Science, French Language, Physics C: Mechanics, Spanish Language, Statistics, Studio Art 2D Design, Studio Art 3D Design, Studio Art Drawing, US Government and Politics, US History|
|Average Percentile SSAT||65%|
|Matriculation DataMatric. Data||Link to Matriculation Data|
|Classroom Dress Code||Formal|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||Jan. 15|
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$66,200|
|Tuition Notes||$51,400 for day students.|
|% on Financial Aid|
|Average Financial Aid Grant||$46,000|
National avg.: 85%
|Admissions Director||Dana Anselmi|
|Admissions Associate||Mark Saunders|
|Endowment Size||$145 million|
|Total Sports Offered||20 sports|
|Sports||Alpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Mountaineering, Nordic Skiing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Squash, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballAlpine Skiing, Baseball,|
Cross Country, Dance,
Field Hockey, Football,
Golf, Ice Hockey,
Lacrosse, Mountain Biking,
Mountaineering, Nordic Skiing,
Track and Field, Volleyball,
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||2 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||Club or Organization:|
Arts and Music Programs:
- Founded in 1907, Berkshire School is a co-ed college preparatory boarding and day school for 400 ninth-12th graders and post-graduates, offering a forward-thinking curriculum and state-of-the-art facilities on a 400-acre campus in Sheffield, Massachusetts.
- Berkshire`s signature programs, including Advanced Math/Science Research, Advanced Humanities Research, and the Sabin Entrepreneurial Prize, are offered along with advanced sections and AP offerings in all disciplines. These programs are designed to expand the minds, provide real-world experiences, and help distinguish our students in an increasingly competitive college process.
- With a range of artistic and athletic offerings and national recognition for our efforts in sustainability, Berkshire provides an extraordinary setting in which students are encouraged to learn in the words of the School motto: Pro Vita Non Pro Schola Discimus, "Learning-not just for school but for life."
- Berkshire is committed to ensuring that each student has a unique and relevant learning experience. By design, every student makes an impact at Berkshire and no student is anonymous. Our enrollment size allows us to cultivate an exceptionally affirming and close-knit residential community. From the foundation of being known well, our students build confidence, which enables them to reimagine their potential in all areas of their development. Berkshire students genuinely care about each other-having a great sense of pride in seeing others do well-a distinguishing element that creates a healthy culture that balances ambition and humility.
- Berkshire's dedication to academic, artistic, and athletic excellence has led to record numbers in admissions, success and achievement in every corner of our campus, and nearly 90% of our graduates earning acceptances to the most selective colleges and universities. The talent and dedication of our students has produced Regeneron Science Talent Search semi-finalists, primary authorships on scholarly publications, Scholastic Art Award national medalists, and New England Championship athletic teams.
- Upon leaving Berkshire, our graduates are able to communicate effectively and persuasively, think critically and creatively, collaborate with others, and understand that they are part of something larger than themselves. They are a part of a global network of nearly 6,000 alumni, spanning 54 countries and 50 states.
- Berkshire strives to instill core values-curiosity, integrity, respect, inclusion, perseverance and resilience-along with the critical skills, initiative, and confidence that will ensure our students' success in school and in life.
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Berkshire is a place that truly changed my life. The faculty and staff truly care about you and will do anything to make Berkshire feel like home. Without Berkshire, I would never be able to be the person I am today!
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