Letter from our Head of School

Letter from our Head of School 2017-10-26T14:46:17+00:00

Letter from our Head of School


Welcome to Berkshire Country Day School! I invite you to explore this extraordinary Pre-K—9 community that balances a comprehensive, challenging curriculum with the culture and spirit of the Berkshires.

We proudly describe Berkshire Country Day School as intentional, independent, and inspired—our curriculum, our philosophy, even our campus, are all intentionally designed to inspire each individual to engage in teaching, learning, and growth in a deeply personal way. We offer families a vibrant and engaged community built on a foundation of self-awareness, confidence, and respect…a community that values the independent spirit of each individual, and thrives on the deep connections we form. Here, every child is individually known and understood by creative, dedicated faculty who are experts in their fields, and passionate about teaching. And every family has the priceless opportunity to explore and grow amidst the culture, beauty, and safety of the Berkshires.

We have had a busy and productive school year, and I’m delighted to share some highlights with you. We are excited to announce two new initiatives: our new two-year-old program will introduce younger children to our Reggio Emilia-inspired preschool program, and our Hudson bus route will expand our geographic reach to Hudson and neighboring towns in Columbia County. Both programs will be in place for the 2017-2018 school year. We also successfully wrapped up Fulfilling the Promise: The Campaign for BCD, exceeding our $3 million goal by raising $3,240,202. We opened two exciting new spaces: the Kevin Hirt Library and Learning Commons; and the Kim and James Taylor Music/Performance Room, both of which have already become integral to our curriculum and our community.

The best way to fully understand all that Berkshire Country Day School has to offer is to visit. Come discover for yourself the opportunities that await your children and your family here. To schedule a visit, simply give us a call at 413.637.0755 x 116 or use our inquiry form.

I look forward to meeting you!

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Paul Lindenmaier
Head of School

P.S. We still have some spaces and financial aid available in select grades Preschool – 9 for the 2017 – 2018 school year.

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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