Education Organizations

Berkshire Art Center

Berkshire Art Center is a nonprofit community art school encouraging people of all ages, means, and skill levels to enrich their lives through hands-on experience in the visual arts. Growing and sustaining artists in the Berkshires and beyond since 1991!

Citizens’ Hall
PO Box 1400
13 Willard Hill Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262
[email protected]

Berkshire Arts & Technology (BART) Charter Public School

BART Charter Public School (BART) prepares students for college by promoting mastery of academic skills and content with a strong foundation in arts and technology. The school provides middle and high school students in Berkshire County with an educational community that regards everyone, including teachers and parents, as lifelong learners.

One Commercial Street
P.O. Box 267
Adams, MA 01220

Berkshire Community College (BCC)

BCC is a dynamic learning community, transforming lives and preparing students to succeed in an increasingly complex, diverse, and changing world. Founded in 1960, BCC was the first community college established by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Today, there are 15 community colleges throughout the state. During its first 12 years, BCC was located in downtown Pittsfield in a former junior high school made available by the city. There, enrollment grew from 153 to 1,222 students. In 1972, the college moved to its present location occupying a magnificent 180-acre site four miles from the center of Pittsfield. Twelve years later, a satellite facility known as the South County Center opened in Great Barrington.

Each year roughly 2,000 students enroll in day or evening credit courses at the main campus, off-campus sites, and/or online. The vast majority of BCC students (97 percent) are Massachusetts residents with 94 percent coming from Berkshire County. More than half (62 percent) of the students are women. Our student body consists of 22% non-white students. Additionally, 51 percent of students are non-traditional by age (23 years or older).

1350 West St
Pittsfield, MA 01201
[email protected]

Berkshire Educational Resources K12 (BERK12)

The mission of the Berkshire County Education Task Force (BCETF) has evolved in response to ongoing changes in education. In doing so, the BCETF has renamed itself to better reflect its new mission. We are now Berkshire Educational Resources K12 (BERK12). Our mission is to support Berkshire County school districts and educators by collaboratively offering solutions to short and long-term issues, in order to promote high quality public education, which all children deserve, regardless of background or circumstance.

Berkshire Regional Planning Commission
1 Fenn Street Suite 201
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Phone: 413-442-1521
[email protected]

Buxton School

For over 80 years, Buxton has been educating students in the progressive tradition: We believe that all people learn best by doing, and that experience is the most powerful teacher of all.


291 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267

Child Care of the Berkshires

Child Care of the Berkshires mission is to strengthen families through high quality child care, education, support services and advocacy. We partner with families to support children’s growth and healthy development. Our dedicated staff care for children and support parents in their role as their child’s first teacher. We believe that children learn and grow through play; our classrooms are set up to encourage children’s development and our play-based curriculum encourage continued social emotional growth.

210 State Street
PO Box 172
North Adams, MA 01247

Drury High School

The mission of the North Adams Public Schools is to help every child learn every day and empower all students to recognize and optimize their full potential.


1130 South Church Street
North Adams, MA 01247

Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts

Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts (GSCWM) impacts over 12,000 girls and supports over 5,000 adult members in Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, Worcester and a portion of Middlesex counties. In Girl Scouts, we believe every girl can become a leader. Membership in Girl Scouts is open to girls in grades K-12; women and men over 18 can join as adult members. While most girls join for fun and friendship, they also find out about building character and self-esteem and serving their communities—core qualities of Girl Scouting.

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Kidspace at MASS MoCA

Kidspace is a child-centered art gallery and hands-on studio presenting exhibitions and educational experiences in collaboration with leading artists. The program focuses on contemporary social issues and expanding notions of art and art materials. Artists are selected for the educational and artistic merit of their work and their ability to connect to children (and adults). Exhibitions have featured renowned artists from around the world including Long-Bin Chen, Devorah Sperber, Portia Munson, Lisa Hoke, Willie Birch, Gajin Fujita, Tim Rollins and K.O.S., Roger Shimomura, Ran Hwang, Nick Veasey, and Nick Cave.

The ArtBar is a hands-on studio space located in Kidspace. Families are invited to drop in to make art that is thematically connected to current MASS MoCA exhibitions. The ArtBar is open to the public on weekends and during school breaks. Admission to Kidspace and the ArtBar is always free. Kidspace at MASS MoCA received the prestigious 2009 Distinguished Community Arts Collaborative Award, given by the Massachusetts Alliance for Arts Education collaborative division of the National Arts and Learning Collaborative.

Kidspace welcomes volunteers/interns interested in conducting weekday gallery programs, helping students to begin to make their art projects and working on weekends helping general public visitors explore the exhibition and make their own art projects.

1040 MASS MoCA Way
North Adams, MA 01247
413-664-4481 x8131
[email protected]
Contact: Laura Thompson ([email protected]), Director of Education + Curator of Kidspace 

Math Riddles

Many students find math dry in high school and junior high school. The purpose of the webpage is to help students and teachers see that math can be fun, interesting and applicable.

In addition to the riddles, there is a student/teacher corner where detailed explanations are given, not just of how to solve the problem, but how to try to attack it. In particular, often promising approaches that don’t pan out are discussed. The purpose is to help students and teachers learn how to approach new problems.

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Rules Change Project

The Rules Change Project is an initiative to support action ideas for capitalism and the common good.  America is not working for all of us. The Rules Change Project is an open coalition to spotlight, amplify and educate the public about existing efforts to foster economic “rules change.” It is an informal, non-partisan collaboration of individuals and independent groups seeking to help launch a national conversation about how we govern, regulate, manage and interact with corporations, about their relationship with government, and with their stakeholders — employees, customers, communities, the environment — in addition to stockholders.

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Williamstown Youth Center

The Williamstown Youth Center is a non-profit corporation located in Williamstown, Massachusetts, dedicated to providing quality recreational programs and activities for youths in grades 1–12. The Williamstown Youth Center is committed to nurturing the recreational, social, and emotional well-being of the youth in Williamstown and surrounding communities through quality programs for all. We accomplish this in a safe and enjoyable environment led by positive role models who provide and adapt programs and activities based on the needs of the community.

66 School Street
Williamstown, MA 01267
Contact: Michael Williams ([email protected]), Executive Director