Berkshire School

245 North Undermountain Road - Sheffield, MA 01257 USA (413) 229-1003 http://www.berkshireschool.org
Day School | Boarding School

History

Established in 1907, Berkshire School is a co-ed, college preparatory boarding and day school that prepares 391 9th-12th graders and post-graduates for a global future. Pioneering programs—such as Advanced Math/Science Research, Advanced Humanities Research, and Sustainability and Resource Management—coexist with advanced sections and AP offerings in all disciplines. With a range of artistic and athletic offerings, a state-of-the-art Math and Science Center which opened in 2012, a 117,000-square-foot athletic facility, an 8-acre solar field providing 38% of the School's energy needs, and national recognition for its efforts in environmental conservation, it is an extraordinary 400-acre setting in which students are encouraged to to embrace the school motto, Pro Vita Non Pro Schola Discimus, “Learning -- not just for school, but for life.”

Overview

Region
Springfield MA Area
Program Emphasis
Boarding School
Day School
All Grades 9-12, PG
Boarding Grades 9-12, PG
Grade Divisions
Post Graduate
Secondary
Religious Affiliation Nondenominational
Student Body Coed
Dress Code Other(boys = jacket & tie/ girls = skirt or pants with collared shirt and blazer)
School Setting Rural
Campus Size (Acres) 400
Head of School Pieter M. Mulder
Endowment $112 million

Admission

E-mail
Web Address http://www.berkshireschool.org
Director of Admission Andrew Bogardus
Admission Application Apply to Berkshire School
Application Required Yes
Application Fee Amount $100 domestic $200 International
Application Deadline(s) January 15
Financial Aid Awarded $4.4 million
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid 29%
Admission Tests Accepted
SSAT
TOEFL
Day Student Tuition $42,150.00
Boarding Student Tuition $52,150.00
International Student Tuition $52,150.00

Student Enrollment

Total Enrollment 391
Boys 228
Girls 163
% Boys/Girls 58/42
Boarding Students 353
Day Students 38
International
Australia
Brazil
Canada
Chile
China
Dominican Republic
France
Germany
Indonesia
Jamaica
Japan
Korea
Mexico
Other (Bermuda)
Russia
Spain
Taiwan
UK
Ukraine
Venezuela
United States
Arizona
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Dist. of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Minnesota
Montana
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
Ohio
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
Wisconsin
Wyoming
Majority of students come from Northeast
% of Students of Color 27
% of International Students 18

Academics

Full Time Faculty 88
% of Faculty with Advanced Degrees 61
% of Faculty with Doctorate 9
Student/Faculty ratio 5:1
Average Class Size 12
Special Academic Support Programs
ESL
Learning Differences
A.P. Courses Offered
Art History
Biology
Calculus AB
Chemistry
Computer Science A
English Language
European History
French Language
French Literature
Latin Literature
Macroeconomics
Physics B
Statistics
Studio Art
US Government & Politics
US History

College Placement Office

Dedicated College Placement Office Yes
Recent College Matriculations Amherst, Bard, Bates, Berkeley, Boston College, Boston University, Bowdoin, Brown, Bucknell, Calteck, Carnegie Mellon, Colby, Colgate, Colorado College, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Denison, Dickinson, Elon, Emory, Franklin & Marshall, Hamilton, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Kenyon, Lehigh, Middlebury, MIT, NYU, Northeastern, Northwestern, Princeton, SMU, St. Lawrence, Syracuse, Union, USC, Vanderbilt, Villanova, West Point, Whitman, Williams, Yale and the Universities of Connecticut, Massachusetts, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Vermont, and Wisconsin.
% of Graduates Who Attend College 100

Athletics & Extra-Curricular Activities

Athletics
alpine skiing
baseball
basketball
crew
cross-country
cycling
field hockey
football
golf
ice hockey
lacrosse
soccer
softball
squash
tennis
track and field
volleyball
Recreational Sports
kayaking
mountain biking
outdoor club/skills
rock climbing
skiing
soccer
Extra-Curricular Activities
A Capella
Chorus
Dance Club
Debate Club
Drama Club
French Club
Gay/Straight Alliance
International Club
Investment Club
Literary Magazine
Newspaper
Orchestra
Other (Maple Syrup Corporation)
Radio Station
Student Government
Tour Guides
Yearbook

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  • Financial Aid Awarded: $4.4 million
  • % of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 29%

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