An Educational Consultant Visits Berkshire School
A picture perfect day in the Berkshires. What else could you want?
Absolutely beautiful setting, Berkshire School‘s facilities are outstanding. Students look great in dress code; everyone’s happy. The campus is busy; you could hear the purposeful din in every classroom, common room, dining hall, playing field, and hockey rink (beautiful and newly built).
Every classroom uses a “smart board” and new this year is “Moodle-” a web based platform that supports each class- lecture notes, calendar, assignments, test dates, blog feature. Students access and exchange class information using the system.
Beyond the bricks and mortar I found that Berkshire uses its size well. The very engaged faulty knows their students. This intimate knowledge of their students enables the faculty to support a very diverse student body.
My tour guide exclaimed, “Berkshire is where a student can do well and that is cool!”
As a student, you can take up a new sport like ice hockey, have falling ankles, learn to be a better skater and be part of a team!
Another student explained- if school doesn’t have a particular activity that you like (this student likes to sing), you can find a teacher and a few kids and start an activity from the ground. She explained that she had started a girls’ acappella group that has grown to 40 members. She concluded proudly “we are GOOD!”
I met a young man who is into math and started an Investment Club. His first project is to bring the school snack bar to profitability for a good cause. The school run snack bar has never turned a profit. His ambition is to turn a profit and donate it to a favorite charity in Berkshire’s name.
These kids are doers and so positive. I loved it.
To learn more about Berkshire, visit their website: www.berkshireschool.org
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Photo credit: Berkshire School