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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A
Address
245 N Undermountain Rd
Sheffield, MA 01257
Telephone
(413) 229-8511
Organization Memberships
NAIS, TABS

Applying

Application Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$100
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
SSAT, TOEFL

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$49,400
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Boarding (Tuition + Boarding)
$62,200
Received Financial Aid
30%
Average Financial Aid
$42,000
From Berkshire School

Founded in 1907, Berkshire School is a co-ed college preparatory boarding and day school for 400 ninth through twelfth graders and post-graduates, offering a forward-thinking curriculum and state-of-the-art facilities on a 400-acre campus in Sheffield, Massachusetts. Signature programs – such as Advanced Math/Science Research, Advanced Humanities Research, and the Sabin Entrepreneurial Prize – coexist 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 is 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 School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1260
76 responses
Average ACT
29
43 responses

Culture & Safety

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Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
403
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
5:1
National
17:1
Poll
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.5 responses
Poll
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.5 responses
Poll
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.5 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.6 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.6 responses

Berkshire School Reviews

51 reviews
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I went to Berkshire my junior and senior year of high school. It was hands down the best two years of my life. Made going to college so hard! I love this place. It’s beautiful, the community is very close and it is in one of the most amazing settings under the mountain. If I could go back I would do it in a heartbeat!
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My brother and I both went to Berkshire. Best decision we both made. Great staff, the campus is second to none for a school of its size and has a great athletic and academic program. The students are all friendly and at the top of their game. If you can get in, go!
The campus is wonderful and the facilities are one of a kind. However, the social scene here is a bit tough. At this school you tend to see arrogant, ignorant rich kids who think being at the top of social higherachy is a must. Most kids here seem immature and without a doubt you will see cliques here.
Putting it to perpective. I have never had an issue making friends or fitting in. However, once i came here i thought the kids were rude, vindictive and not friendly. I found myself some friends, but the over all social environment is not comfortable nor accepting.