Berkshire Country Day School’s Board of Trustees is composed of current and past parents, alumni, and faculty. The Trustees serve as the guardians of the School’s mission, are responsible for ensuring that the mission is relevant and vital to the community that BCD serves, and monitor the success of fulfilling the mission. To this aim, the Board takes the lead in strategic planning efforts and stewarding the School’s resources – financial and otherwise.
A Letter from Board President, Cara Vermeulen
August 1, 2017
Dear Berkshire Country Day School friends and family,
On behalf of the Board of Trustees, welcome to Berkshire Country Day School! Our school offers families who have chosen to live in and around the Berkshires an incredible education that’s quintessentially “The Berkshires”—intentionally balancing a comprehensive, challenging curriculum with the culture and spirit of the region we all call home.
As a trustee and a parent, I have the privilege of a front row seat to the BCD experience. I am fortunate to work with a close-knit community of families, faculty, staff, and fellow board members, all deeply committed to our shared values of Originality, Quality, Respect, Sustainability, Community, Wellness, and Citizenship.
As you browse our website or explore our campus, you can find many examples of this commitment. But perhaps the most visible recent example is the success of Fulfilling the Promise: the Campaign for Berkshire Country Day School’s faculty and facilities. With support from over 300 community members, we raised $3,240,202! The highlight was the completion of the Kim and James Taylor Music and Performance Room and the Kevin Hirt Library and Learning Commons, celebrated at the grand opening last April. This investment in infrastructure preserves the School’s character while providing a state-of-the-art resource for our innovative, dynamic education in a unique environment that inspires every child. The facilities are also available to the broader community as a venue for meetings, performances, and functions for up to 100 guests, furthering the central role that BCD plays within the Berkshires. This has been the most dramatic upgrade to our campus in two decades, and I hope you have a chance to experience it for yourself. The Campaign also strengthened our Endowed Fund for Faculty Salaries. These contributions are enduring gifts that will attract, support, and retain the superior teachers who are the heart and soul of a BCD education in perpetuity.
If you are a current parent, thank you for believing in our mission and entrusting our school with your child. If you are a current teacher or staff member, thank you for all you do for this incredible community. And, if you are family interested in BCD, or a member of the Berkshires community, I strongly urge you to come for a visit. I promise that you will be inspired by what you find here!
All the best,
President, Board of Trustees