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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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

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
28%
Average Financial Aid
$44,000
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

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1270
80 responses
Average ACT
29
44 responses

Culture & Safety

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What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 11 responses
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  • Dorm Wars
    45%
  • Pro Vita Winter Session
    27%
  • Pink Out
    18%
  • Spirit Week
    9%

Boarding

Students Boarding
90%
Boarding Days Per Week
7-day
Top Countries
Bermuda, China, Korea, Republic of, Saudi Arabia, Viet Nam
International Boarding Students
17%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
408
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.6 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.6 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
5:1
National
17:1
Poll
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.8 responses
Poll
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.8 responses
Poll
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.8 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.9 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.9 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.9 responses

Berkshire School Reviews

58 reviews
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Berkshire is an amazing place that has truly shaped who I am as a person today. The opportunities here and endless, and every student truly has a voice in this community. All of the faculty members truly care about the success and wellbeing of each student, and all students are very supportive yet eager to succeed. Classes are challenging, but teachers, advisors, and other faculty members truly work with you and care to see you achieve your goals. Berkshire is overall a great community, and coming here is by far the best decision I've ever made!
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This is a great place to live and work. Our size and diverse make-up, unique signature programming, heavy focus on our core values and character development, not to mention our unparalleled setting, gives us an appreciation for the environment and our place in the world around us. This place makes you want to make the world a better place! And we're humbled to be able to engage and support students who feel the same way in the end.
I am an employee at Berkshire and truly love it. From the students to the teachers and everyone in between- the culture is welcoming, supportive, and positive. People at Berkshire are driven to push themselves and others to become the best versions of who they can be- both in the classroom and in life. The food is great; lots of options. The dorms are clean. People are friendly. The location is breathtaking and a beautiful change from the hustle and bustle of modern society. People interact beyond the screens of their phones. You are free to be yourself within an enriching and diverse community.