Berkshire School - Review #12
About the Author:
|Years Attended Boarding School:||2006-2009|
|Sports and Activities:||Jazz band, theatre, crew, squash, independent study, radio station manager, newspaper editor, pr assistant, art option|
|College Enrolled:||Bard College, current MFA student at School of the Art Institute|
|Home Town, State:||Weston, CT|
1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
Berkshire's campus in unparalleled. The pristine architecture fits into the pristine beauty of the surrounding mountains beautifully.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
The best thing at Berkshire was my friends and my superb teachers. I made honor roll every semester and won an award in journalism upon graduation. I wouldn't change my experience at Berkshire for anything!
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
My advice would be to connect with the faculty as much as possible. Over 10 years later, I am still in contact with a few of the faculty I became close to. The teachers are wonderful and it is great to form real bonds with them.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
The teachers, the classes, the liberal atmosphere, the campus, the mountains, the activities, the dorms, going to Great Barrington, the mountains.
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
Definitely explore the mountains as much as possible. There is great hiking, and it is beautiful. The hike to black rock is especially great.
1.) Describe the academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
The class sizes are small and you get personal attention from the teachers and always a chance to have your voice heard. The teachers are always available outside of class with flexible schedules to meet about work if you have any questions or need any guidance.
1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
Great Barrington is an incredible place. I took every possible opportunity to go there. There are numerous quaint boutique shops, amazing food, and a beautiful river walk.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
Over ten years after graduating my some of my very best friends are from Berkshire. Growing up together, we were more like siblings.
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