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Berkshire School

Address: 245 N Undermountain Rd, Sheffield, MA 01257, USA
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Description Berkshire School

  • Established: in 1907
  • Location: Sheffield, Massachusetts, USA
  • Students age: 15-18 years
  • Total number of students: 395 people (approximately 18% of foreign students, 90% of all students are boarders)
  • Type of accommodation: residence (boarding house)
  • Type of study: mixed
  • Educational programs: High School - US High School Diploma
  • Language of instruction: English.

The Berkshire School has been working successfully for more than 100 years, demonstrating an excellent level of academic programs and services, meeting the highest modern requirements of the educational world. The slogan of the educational institution is the phrase "Study not only for school, but also for the future life": there are brought up strong, independent and persistent people who are ready to become outstanding representatives of their sphere in the international community.

Among the main academic directions of the school there are mathematics, exact sciences and research projects and programs, but no less developed are both creative and sports directions. Berkshire School supports environmental movement and takes care of the environment: 38% of electricity is received here from the use of solar panels.

There are many world-famous personalities and successful professionals in their field:

  • William Knowles (chemist chemist, Nobel Prize winner)
  • Bill Matthews (American poet and essayist)
  • Ryan Lizzie (correspondent)
  • Calvin Tompkins (art historian)
  • Steven Malavista (discoverer of Lyme disease)
  • Casey Bellamy (Olympic silver medalist).

More than 90% of graduates enter the selected colleges and universities from among the most demanded, elite and prestigious in the country, including Harvard, Yale and other representatives of the Ivy League.

Students are engaged in classes of no more than 12 people, the ratio of teachers to students is 1: 5. Foreign students can attend a supporting ESL language course ("English as a Foreign Language").

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Berkshire School

Program name
Date
Age
Cost

AP

The program for high school students AP is designed in such a way as to give graduates the opportunity to prepare effectively and qualitatively for admission to the chosen university to the desired faculty. The program is academically complex, in-depth: teachers are doing everything possible to increase the level of mastering subjects, to constantly organize mini-tests and knowledge-level tests, to give each student a proper amount of personal attention (classes are small, up to 12 people).

The AP program covers almost all areas of knowledge: the following disciplines are offered for choice for in-depth study:

  • Natural Sciences
  • 2D design
  • English
  • French
  • Biology
  • Higher Mathematics
  • European History
  • Painting
  • History of the USA
  • Chemistry
  • Mechanics
  • 3D-design
  • US Policy
  • Introduction to higher mathematics
  • Spanish
  • English literature.

The cost of studying includes accommodation and meals on a full board basis.

Accommodation, housing and food

The campus residences provide students with comfortable, cozy, fully furnished and equipped rooms. For meals there is a spacious common dining room, for which the special unit of SAGE is responsible: it ensures that food does not contain GMOs and trans fats - only useful home meals, plenty of vegetables and fruits, clean drinking water.

Subjects, specialties, faculties

Subjects list : 2D design, 3d-design, algebra, anatomy, art, biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, English, Environmental science, French, Geometry, Higher mathematics, history, History of europe, maths, Mechanics, modern languages, Natural Sciences, physics, physiology, psychology, Spanish, Video design, World history,  History of america,  Modern history

Events Berkshire School

There are more than 33 clubsand sections on interests on the permanent basis in Berkshire School - we will bring the most remarkable examples:

  • Astronomical Club
  • Green Key Charitable Ecological Club
  • Charity Circle for the Elderly
  • Club of Young Entrepreneurs and Profitable Investments
  • Photo Art
  • Drama Studio
  • The Editorial Office of the Student Newspaper
  • The Club of Political Debates.

Sports exercises and sections are also listed among the most popular ways to conduct extra-curricular hours:

  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Mountain biking (mountain bike)
  • Football
  • Field hockey
  • Kayaking
  • Climbing
  • Golf
  • Tennis (large and table tennis)
  • Softball
  • Baseball
  • Hockey
  • Track and field athletics
  • Lacrosse
  • Dancing
  • Football
  • Squash.

Equipment Berkshire School

Berkshire School is located in Massachusetts, near Mount Everett and just an hour's drive from Albany and Hartford Airports. The center of New York can be reached in about 2.5 hours. The territory of the campus (total area - more than 400 acres) is very well-groomed and green, the picturesque area has picnics, outdoor sports, hikes and outdoor recreation.

The institution is ideally equipped for effective study, extracurricular activities, recreation and accommodation - the infrastructure includes the following blocks and buildings:

  • Own theater
  • Library (+ small libraries with educational buildings)
  • Center of Science
  • Center of Mathematics
  • Observatory
  • Center for Health and Valeology
  • School of Arts
  • Cozy comfortable dormitories (individual houses for boarding students and teachers)
  • 12 tennis courts
  • Climbing board
  • Fitness club with all necessary equipment
  • Stadium with professional lighting And cover
  • Softball, baseball courts
  • 3 basketball courts
  • Football field
  • 2 rink
  • 2 multifunctional sports fields with grass cover
  • 4 squash courts
  • 3 volleyball courts
  • 4 tracks for running and track and field athletics
  • Dance studios.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The following compoents are paid additionally:

  • Registration fee
  • Technical fee
  • Roundtrips
  • Transfer to both sides
  • Personal pocket expenses
  • Visa fees and services, translation and certification of documents
  • Consular fee (payable at the Embassy).

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

All applicants of Berkshire School are required to provide the following documents to the admissions committee in time (deadlines you can check with your manager):

  • A report card with grades from the previous place of study (for the last 2-3 years)
  • Recommendations from teachers: in priority to teachers in mathematics and English, if possible - and from other teachers and class teacher
  • Accompanying motivational letter on the topic "Why do I want to study at your school?"
  • All sorts of awards, cups, medals, letters of thanks (for achievements in sports, creative, academic or social activities)
  • Certificate of English proficiency.

You can take the English exam either directly at the school or at an accredited educational center. In addition, Berkshire School can assign introductory tests in mathematics (held in the same place, most often assigned to high school students).

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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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