Berkshire School - Review #8
About the Author:
|Years Attended Boarding School:||2009-2013|
|Sports and Activities:||Varsity Lacrosse, Field Hockey and Ice Hockey Capitan of the Field Hockey team and Ice hockey team 2012-2013|
|College Enrolled:||Northeastern University|
|Home Town, State:||Redding, CT|
1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
The school's campus is beautifully located right on the base of a few Berkshire Mountains. One of the best aspects is that the school creates a sense of family and a supportive community for students with some incredible faculty.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
Berkshire helped me mature and grow into a strong, independent and confident young woman.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
Looking back, I wish I hadn't taken my experience at Berkshire for granted. Time flies fast and will be over before you know it. Don't be afraid to open up to your teachers and coaches, they will soon become like your second family and will be your biggest supporters and advocates while you are there.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
I loved the strong athletic programs and family feel that Berkshire had. The entire school community is supportive and has a strong sense of school pride.
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
Berkshire will always hold a special place in my heart and I only look back at my time there with fondness. I plan on sending my future children there.
1.) Describe the academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
The academics at Berkshire were challenging but never drowned its students. Teachers were always willing to spend extra time tutoring one of their students or extending them extra time when needed. If any student was struggling, they would be given the support needed to succeed.
1.) Describe the athletics at your school - what did you like most about it?
The athletics at Berkshire are some of the best among the New England Boarding Schools. Each season there is mandatory participation in a sport or activity like a theatre, rock climbing or fly-fishing. Berkshire offers several sports each season that aligns with most other boarding schools. The varsity athletics have top tier facilities for their athletes to train, prepare and recover.
1.) Describe the dorm life in your school - what did you like most about it?
The girl's dormitories were incredible with singles with a door connecting two rooms. There were small kitchens for food available 24/7 in all the dormitories. The door rooms are spacious with new furniture. Selecting a dorm room went by seniority and those who needed single rooms were awarded them.
1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
The towns near Berkshire were beautiful. Great Barrington was named best town in the USA while I attended the school. There were great but expensive restaurants located around the school.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
Other students become your family and people create long-lasting friendships. However, since Berkshire is a small school rumor tend to spread easily and reputations could be hard to change.
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