Mount Everett Regional School is a comprehensive junior-senior high school with an enrollment of 360 students. Mount Everett was designated a Carnegie Model School in June 1988. It is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, and it is a member of the Coalition of Essential Schools.
As a comprehensive school, Mount Everett offers courses in college-preparatory subjects as well as occupational education programs. Honors and Advanced Placement courses are offered. Students may take courses at Simon's Rock College and at Berkshire Community College. An extensive extra-curricular program of sports, music, and clubs is available.
Mt. Everett has been named one of the top high schools in the country by U.S. News & World Report 4 of the last 5 years.
Mt. Everett Regional School
PO Box 219
491 Berkshire School Road
Sheffield, MA 01257
School start time: 8:05 a.m.
School end time: 2:45 p.m.
“Life holds no greater reward than the opportunity to work hard at work worth doing.” – Theodore Roosevelt
My relationship with Mount Everett began over 20 years ago. Mount Everett was to become my first principalship, and at this stage of my career it’s pretty certain to be my last. I arrived here after 13 years in education working in other school systems. During that time I had the opportunity to visit and network with teachers and administrators from many different kinds of schools. I was contemplating a complete change in career because I didn’t think that what was being accomplished was meeting the needs of kids, parents, communities or even our
country. In my view social skills were not adequately addressed, curriculum and instruction were not aligned to
standards, kids and adults didn’t share relationships which instilled a collaborative sense of pride in their schools, schools didn’t share a bond with their larger communities, and, most of all, very often ideas to try something new or different never went anywhere for reasons such as labor agreements, bus schedules, lunches, an unwillingness to put the needs of the school and students before self-interests, and sometimes just plain inertia.