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Schools
The Adams-Cheshire Regional School District provides comprehensive educational services for kindergarten through high school, and the Northern Berkshire Vocational Regional School District provides vocational education for the area at the high school and postgraduate levels.  One parochial school, St. Stanislaus Kostka maintains programs from pre-kindergarten through the eighth-grade level.

The Adams-Cheshire Regional School District comprises three schools: two elementary and a combined middle and high school.  The former middle school underwent a fisability study and was closed.  The district offers provisions for enrichment, independent study, laboratory study, resource centers, workshops, physical education, special-needs accommodations, and the latest technology.


C.T. Plunkett Elementary School is located on Commercial Street, houses students from pre-kindergarten through sixth grade.


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Hoosac Valley Middle and High School is located on Savoy Road provides education from seventh grade through twelfth grade. The district places more than sixty percent of its graduates in some form of higher education.
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St. Stanislaus Kostka School is a Catholic elementary school, accommodating just under two hundred students from kindergarten through eighth grade and close to fifty pre-kindergarten students.
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The Northern Berkshire Vocational Regional School District serves students from area towns who jointly aid in the support of its high school, C.H. McCann Technical High School.  Vocational courses of study include Automotive, Carpentry, Computer-Assisted Design, Culinary Arts, Electricity, Information Technology, Machine Technology, Metal Fabrication and Office Technology.  Acdemic courses include Business Management, Computer Applications/Personal Finance, English & Language Arts, Health/Physical Education, History & Social Studies, Mathematics, Pre-Engineering (Project Lead The Way), Science, Spanish and Virtual High School courses.  Postsecondary Programs include Cosmetology, Dental Assisting, Medical Assisting, Practical Nursing and Surgical Technology.  McCann Technical High School is an active participent in the Skills USA program.

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, Williams College, and Berkshire Community College provides higher education programs, all within a 30 minute drive of Adams.

 

The Berkshire Arts & Technology Charter Public School is a new, tuition-free, college-preparatory public school for middle and high school students in Northern Berkshire County. BArT is designed for students who want a small school with a close-knit community of students, teachers and families, and an academically challenging, hands-on learning environment. BArT primarily serves students in Adams, Cheshire, Clarksburg, Florida, Hancock, Lanesborough, New Ashford, North Adams, Savoy and Williamstown. Students from other towns will be enrolled if space is available. BarT is located in Adams at One Commercial Place. For more information please visit Berkshire Arts and Technology School.