co-ed, college preparatory boarding school in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, John Dewey Academy (www.jda.org) is designed for troubled and dysfunctional teens. This caring, yet demanding academic program emanates from historic Searles Castle. Bard College at Simon's Rock (www.simons-rock.edu) is America’s only college of the liberal arts and sciences for high school students. A private boarding school in Sheffield, Massachusetts, the Berkshire School (http://www.berkshireschool.org/home/home.asp) was founded at the turn of the 20th century by Harvard graduate Seaver Burton Buck. Providing young men and women with a solid moral and intellectual foundation to help them maneuver through college and life is the goal of the Berkshire School.
An alternative school, the Option Institute (http://www.option.org) in Sheffield, MA is a unique educational institution that offers a wide range of personal enrichment courses, self-help programs, and training certification to thousands of adults and more than 20,000 families of children with special needs. Conducting independent economic research for the purpose of educating individuals is at the heart of the American Institute for Economic Research (http://www.aier.org/) in Great Barrington, Massachusetts