Mission, Vision and Values
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.
Berkshire Country Day School exists to inspire the individual promise of every student, that each may become an exemplary citizen of the world.
Berkshire Country Day School is a private school with a public purpose. This is first agreed to in our mission to educate young people to become exemplary citizens of the world. In an effort to realize this mission, we focus our learning on three pillars: literacy, sustainability and empathy. Literacy is the body of a democracy. Literacy encompasses learning to read and write, developing a distinct voice, understanding the difference between fact and fiction, advocacy and efficacy. Sustainability is the mindset needed for a democracy; stewardship of our earth and wellness of our bodies ensures we can be productive participants in an ever-changing world. Empathy is the heart of a democracy. The ability to understand and anticipate the needs of others is what will ultimately allow us to be free. Our comprehensive curriculum, which includes project-based learning, leverages the relationships between teacher and student and the natural resources of our abundant campus to inspire independence, academic excellence, and the mutual respect needed to strive for this vision.
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.