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Pine Cobble School at a glance / 2017-2018 school year

Co-educational, independent day school, toddler through ninth grade, 158 students

WHO WE ARE: A close-knit community, with a passion for teaching and learning, a strong emphasis on character, and a safe and nurturing environment. Here, we help students understand who they are as citizens and scholars, and we challenge them to become the best of who they can be.

CORE VALUES: Community, character, safe and nurturing environment, passion of teaching and learning.

LOCATION: 20-acre campus, originally a private estate designed by Olmsted Associates, in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Students come from Northern-Central Berkshire County, Massachusetts, as well as Southern Vermont, and Eastern New York.

FACULTY: 33, + 8 staff

ACADEMIC DIVISIONS: School includes four programs, each with three grades (two Pre_K classrooms, otherwise one classroom per grade): Early Childhood: Beginners, Pre-K, and Kindergarten; Lower School: grades 1, 2, and 3; Intermediate School: grades 4, 5, and 6; Upper School: grades 7, 8, and 9.

SCHOOL DAY: 8:00 AM – 3:10 pm. Half-days, flexible days available for Beginners, Pre-K. Vibrant after-school program until 5:30 pm (small annual fee allows unlimited use).

ATHLETIC TEAMS: Interscholastic soccer, field hockey and lacrosse; Winter Sports Program includes alpine skiing, snowboarding, skating, and cross-country skiing starting in Kindergarten.

ACCREDITATION: Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE); National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).

HEALTHY LIFESTYLE: Outstanding fresh lunch cooked on-site daily. Lunch includes nutritious entree, fresh salad bar, fresh fruit and milk. At least 30 minutes outdoor recess daily for all grades. outdoor classes, strong commitment to free play.

LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION: Spanish begins at age 2.9, Latin in grade 5.

EXTRACURRICULAR: Choir, athletic teams, yearbook, student council, drama, dance committee, outreach committee, writing club, Lego Robotics, tumbling, running club, and card club.

CO-CURRICULAR: Spanish language, instrumental and vocal music, studio art, athletic instruction, Language Day, Science Day, Math Day, community service built in curriculum, reading support, pottery studio, Latin, school musical.

SECONDARY SCHOOLS ATTENDED BY RECENT GRADUATES: Berkshire School, Burr and Burton Academy, Buxton School, Concord Academy, Darrow School, Deerfield Academy, Drury High School, Emma Willard School, Hoosac Valley High School, The Hoosac School, Hotchkiss School, McCann Technical High School, Middlesex School, Miss Hall’s School, Mt. Anthony Union High School, Mt. Greylock Regional High School, Northfield Mount Hermon School, Phillips Academy (Andover), Phillips Exeter Academy, Proctor Academy, Putney School, St. Mark’s School, St. Paul’s School, Stoneleigh Burnham, Taft School, Trinity Pawling, Westtown School, Williston Northampton School, among others.

SPECIAL STRENGTHS: Close-knit community, character education, environmental exploration, extensive literary analysis, hands-on science/math, arts integrated in curricula, outstanding writing program, frequent public speaking. Program fosters lifelong confidence, curiosity, and love-of-learning.

AFFORDING PINE COBBLE: At least 1/3 of the student body receives financial aid. The school will work with any family to ensure that a Pine Cobble School education is accessible to students who are a strong fit.

CONTACT:

Nicole Goswami, Director of Admissions and Marketing | Phone: (413) 458-4680 x 16 | Email: [email protected]

Pine Cobble School prohibits in all its programs discrimination against or harassment of any individual or group based on gender, race, color, sexual orientation, or religion.