Berkshire School

245 N Undermountain Rd, Sheffield, MA 01257

In the fall of 1907, Mr. and Mrs. Seaver B. Buck rented the buildings of the Glenny farm at the foot of Mt. Everett and founded Berkshire School. For 35 years, the Bucks devoted themselves to educating young men about the values of academic pursuit and high personal standards. In 1969, this dedication to excellence was extended to girls, as the school became coeducational. Berkshire provides a traditional curriculum, with honors and accelerated classes leading to a variety of Advanced Placement courses. Emphasis is placed on the acquisition of sound research skills, the integration of knowledge and an awareness of global issues. Special programs address advanced math and science research, advanced humanities research, and sustainability and resource management. Frequent lectures, concerts and art exhibits enrich class work. The school allows qualified students to explore specialized interests through independent study. Boys and girls are encouraged to develop their leadership skills and to take an active role in the governance of the school. Located on 400 acres in the hills of western Massachusetts, the school provides competition in many interscholastic sports, with recreational offerings available in skiing and mountain climbing. An eight-acre solar field meets approximately half of the school's energy needs.

General Information

Academic OrientationCollege Preparatory
Grade RangeBoarding and Day — Coed Grades 9-PG
Coed, Boys, or GirlsCoed
Full Address245 N Undermountain Rd, Sheffield, MA 01257
Year Established1907
Legal StatusNonprofit
Religious Affiliation(None)
AdministratorPieter M. Mulder
Applications DueJanuary
Total Enrollment386
Boarding Students354
Day Students32
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