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Who We Are

BART is a tuition-free, college prep charter school serving 350+ students in grades 6-12 in Berkshire County.


Our Mission


Berkshire Arts and Technology (BART) Charter Public School 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.


Our Belief


"Excellence is a habit." Aristotle


This quote goes to the core of what BART believes: every child can excel and go to college. Our purpose is to facilitate excellence and achievement through effort in a supportive and vibrant academic environment. We instill children with the lifelong habits of working hard, cultivating their skills, and earning their success every step of the way.


Massachusetts Charter Public Schools


BART is a member of the Massachusetts Charter Public School Association. For more information on Massachusetts Charter Public Schools, visit the MCPSA website.


Our History


Founded in 2004 as a school designed to meet the needs of a new economy, BART’s history is one of not accepting the status quo. It is one of tenacity and effort triumphing over disadvantages or demographics.