Founded in 1907, Berkshire School is a co-ed college preparatory boarding and day school for 425 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 Aviation Science, 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 strives to instill core values—curiosity, integrity, perseverance, inclusion, respect, and resilience—along with the critical skills, initiative, and confidence that will ensure our students’ success in school and in life.
Berkshire’s signature programs—Advanced Math/Science Research, Advanced Humanities Research, Sabin Entrepreneurial Prize, Pro Vita, Aviation Science, Sustainability, Black Rock Scholars, and the Ritt Kellogg Mountain Program—are designed to expand the mind, provide real-world experiences, and distinguish our students in an increasingly competitive college process.