About BCD


School Values

Our values guide us to engage members of the school community in the shared responsibility of fostering students’ growth and supporting their individual talents and passions.

Our longstanding values are:

  • Originality
  • Quality
  • Respect
  • Sustainability
  • Community
  • Wellness
  • Citizenship


BCD’s Vision

Distinct in program, adventurous in spirit, engaged in a changing world



Berkshire Country Day School’s intentional approach of inquiry, discovery, and discussion blends proven methods with emerging best practices to draw fully on the experiences and contributions of our entire school community. Our comprehensive curriculum, which includes project-based and experiential learning, leverages the talents of our exemplary educators and the natural resources of our extraordinary campus to inspire independence, academic excellence, and mutual respect.

Inspiring the individual promise of every student.

Berkshire Country Day School is the only PreK through Grade 8 school in Berkshire County that is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and has been providing students with an academically vigorous and well-rounded independent school education since 1946.

Today, BCD holds true to its mission to encourage academic excellence at the highest level, to advance each student’s individual promise, and to foster responsive and responsible citizenship.

Why Attend BCD?

We provide learning activities that inspire creativity and thoughtful reflection in an environment where each student is nurtured, celebrated, and encouraged to take risks.
We promote academic excellence and scholarship so that each student can flourish and succeed through a vigorous curriculum and an extensive offering of arts and athletics.
We empower acts of inclusion and acceptance with due regard for the feelings, wishes, rights, and traditions of others.
We educate our community about the impact of our actions and behaviors on the environment and instill practices that protect its long-term viability.
We establish trust, cooperation, and accountability within an atmosphere of belonging where we all invest in the success and well-being of each other.
We ensure the physical, social, and emotional health of each community member.
We guide all members of our diverse school community to become ethical, engaged, and informed global citizens.

“Our daughter is thriving. She needed more of a challenge and she’s getting it at BCD. It’s rigorous, but still nurturing. Everyday she comes home so excited about something new. There are a lot of lively conversations at our dinner table!”

–BCD parent


Providing the educational rigor, learning environment, community and values that ranks with the very best independent schools in the country.