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Berkshire School
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  • Private, Boarding
  • SHEFFIELD, MA

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Diversity
    grade A
  3. Teachers
    grade A
  4. College Prep
    grade A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade A+
  6. Sports
    grade A

About

Applying

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

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$69,900
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)
$69,900
Received Financial Aid
25%
Average Financial Aid
$54,000
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.”

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Berkshire School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1290
134 responses
Average ACT
30
74 responses

Pro Vita Winter Session

For one week every winter, Berkshire students participate in two unique, intensive courses of their choosing, taught by faculty, staff, parents, alumni, friends, and other students. The Pro Vita Winter Session is focused on the "Make. Perform. Do. Solve. Serve." model, in which students explore courses within the areas of art and design, sustainability, philanthropy, diversity, and sense of place.

Culture & Safety

Poll
95%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 21 responses
Poll
95%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 21 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 75 responses
  • Dorm Wars
    24%
  • Pro Vita Winter Session
    20%
  • Prize Night
    19%
  • Mountain Day
    15%
  • Pink Out
    11%
  • Homecoming
    4%
  • Spirit Week
    4%

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Boarding

Students Boarding
89%
Boarding Days Per Week
7-day
Top Countries
China, South Korea, Mexico, Canada, Japan
International Boarding Students
18%

Students

Diversity
grade A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
425
57%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 23 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 23 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 23 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
4:1
National
17:1
Poll
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 25 responses
Poll
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 25 responses
Poll
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 25 responses

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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
No data available  
Boys Athletic Participation
No data available  
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 26 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 26 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 26 responses

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