Letter from the Head of School

PL-2012Welcome to Berkshire Country Day School! I trust that our website will provide you with the information you seek about our school and the opportunities that await your children and your family here. Our experienced and dedicated faculty offer exceptional and exciting academic and arts programs. Small class sizes ensure that students are actively engaged and assignments are rigorous and meaningful. Students are valued as individuals and supported in developing a strong sense of self while learning to respect and show care and concern for others.

The Country Day School movement grew out of the progressive education movement that traces its roots to the late 19th century in America. Country Day Schools provide the educational rigor, learning environment, community and values that rank them with the very best independent schools in the country. School buildings and campus landscaping are intentionally designed with the goal of creating an inspirational environment that fosters learning and culture. The programming at Country Day Schools is planned to promote the development of the whole child while providing a range of arts and afterschool offerings to advance camaraderie, creativity, and leadership. True to our roots, Berkshire Country Day School exists to inspire the promise of every student, and our philosophy guides us to encourage academic excellence at the highest level while realizing each student’s potential for well-rounded development.

Our 27-acre wooded campus, seven buildings, and five athletic fields provide the resources of a large school yet support the quality and intimacy of experiences that define a Berkshire Country Day School education. Extracurricular options are plentiful, nurturing talents and the importance of collaboration. Parents appreciate the strong bonds that they and their children form with teachers, and they comment regularly about the quality of outreach and support that they receive. The lines of communication are always open between home and school.

The best way to fully comprehend all that Berkshire Country Day School has to offer is to visit. I am confident that you will witness our mission in action and see a school that provides a stimulating and challenging education in a supportive and nurturing environment. To learn more about Berkshire Country Day School, please give us a call or use our inquiry form.


Paul Lindenmaier
Head of School

About Paul

B.A., Elementary Education: Goddard College
M.Ed., Educational Leadership: Arcadia University

Prior to joining BCD in 2008, Paul was Head of Lower School at Moses Brown School in Providence, RI, an independent coeducational day school, where he had been since 1999. He spent six years as Head of School of The School in Rose Valley in Rose Valley, PA, and before that in an elementary education teaching position at Germantown Friends School, an independent day school in Philadelphia, PA, and at a public school in Vermont. Paul, who lives in Stockbridge with his wife, Margaret, and their two children, is an avid music fan, plays guitar, and enjoys hiking, biking, and the many cultural offerings offered in the Berkshires.

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