The area of Southwest Massachusetts/Northwest Connecticut is a hotbed of education, sporting four notable boarding schools and one top-ranked college. And we’re convenient to all of them, making Staveleigh House a popular resting place for prospective students and parents while visiting the campuses, or while taking in the various school activities—parents’ and grandparents’ weekends, sporting and arts events, graduations and alumni gatherings. In a show of school spirit, we offer a 10% discount to guests who are affiliated with one of these schools when they book a stay directly with us.
Closest to our B&B is the Berkshire School. The day and boarding school has a beautiful campus on 400 acres. Like most of its counterparts it offers a strong curriculum with emphasis on academic, artistic, and athletic excellence.
In addition to year-round sporting and performance events, its Warren Family Gallery offers student and alumni art exhibits.
245 North Undermountain Road, Sheffield, MA
Three of the schools are just across the border in Connecticut. Located in Lakeville, Hotchkiss School has been educating kids since 1891. One interesting faction of the coed institution is Fairfield Farm, offering students hands-on experience in tending land and growing their own crops. It’s all part of empowering the kids, and showing them just what they’re capable of.
11 Interlaken Road, Lakeville, CT
The Salisbury School for boys takes a worldly outlook in coursework providing an atmosphere where students can push themselves and try new things. One example, the student- run Salisbury Supplies (providing products and services to dorms), teaches the ins and outs of business and the benefits of giving—all profits go to charity.
251 Canaan Road, Salisbury, CT
Established in 1922, the Indian Mountain School is a coed boarding and day school for kids from pre-kindergarten to nine years old. It helps students learn vital lessons early on—finding their voice, developing leadership skills, discovering their strengths and talents, and learning diversity. Nature and outdoor experiences play a big role.
Upper Campus, 211 Indian Mountain Road, Lakeville, CT
Bard College at Simon’s Rock, located in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, is one of the most unique colleges in the country. It’s considered an “early college,” meaning the average age of new students is 16 years; many have not yet completed high school. With an average class size of just 11 students, the rigorous program is ideal for those ready for an accelerated program. Well-known for its highly-rated faculty, the school ranks high in the percentage of students who go on to finish their PHD’s.
Bard College at Simon’s Rock
84 Alford Road, Great Barrington, MA
One takeaway from all this education? At the end of the day, there’s nothing like a great bed to sleep in and a good breakfast the next morning. Come stay with us, and we’ll give you just that!