At a Glance
Pine Cobble School at a glance / 2015-2016 school year
Co-educational, independent day school, toddler through ninth grade, 160 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.
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: 27, + 8 staff
ACADEMIC DIVISIONS: School includes four programs, each with three grades (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: 8:10 AM – 3:10 pm. Half-days, flexible days available for Beginners, Pre-K. Vibrant after-school day 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. Squash program with Williams College squash team.
ACCREDITATION: Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE); National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).
LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION: Spanish begins at age 2.9, Latin in grade 4.
EXTRACURRICULAR: Math club, choir, athletic teams, yearbook, student council, jazz band, drama, dance committee, outreach committee, writing club, Lego Robotics, tumbling, running club, card club and songwriting.
CO-CURRICULAR: Spanish language, instrumental and vocal music, studio art, athletic instruction, Language Day, Science Day, Math Day, community service, math resource room, 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 Regional High School, Mt. Greylock Regional High School, Northfield Mount Hermon School, Phillips Academy (Andover), Phillips Exeter Academy, Proctor Academy, Stoneleigh-Burnham, 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 families to ensure that a Pine Cobble education is accessible to students who are a strong fit. Financial aid is available for students in Kindergarten through ninth grade who could not otherwise afford Pine Cobble School’s tuition fees.
Amie Bui, Director of Admission and Placement | Phone: (413) 458-4680 x 16 | Email: email@example.com
Pine Cobble prohibits in all its programs discrimination against or harassment of any individual or group based on gender, race, color, sexual orientation, or religion.