Co-ed junior boarding and day school for students in pre-kindergarten through grade nine
IMS is home to more than 100 students from across the country and world. Boarders live in six different dorms across our 600-acre campus in the southernmost part of the Berkshires, and given our close proximity to New York City and access to the outdoors, there is never a dull moment. Did we mention that our mountain is literally in our backyard?

Our residential life program includes 5- and 7-day boarding options for students in grades 5 through 9. Children are cared for by full-time residential faculty, many of whom are raising their families and pets right here on campus!

Our students benefit from a balance of structure and independence that teaches them how to be responsible and respectful community members; how to explore their individuality, passions, and interests; how to build study habits for success in secondary school; and how to have fun. We’re constantly offering new weekend trips to provide exposure to new things and to get kids out of their comfort zones. Whether it's an outdoor drive-in movie experience right here on campus—complete with food trucks!—a visit to Six Flags, or a day trip to the Big Apple, the opportunities are endless.

Why are weekends at IMS the best? Check out our recent activities and excursions.

We offer around-the-clock care for our boarding students. The Residential Life Office, in collaboration with Dorm Heads, Dorm Parents, and the Health Center and Counseling Office, plan and implement ever-evolving programs to meet the needs of our students and to create a warm atmosphere that truly feels hike a home away from home.

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  • 7-Day Boarding

    Our 7-day boarding program is available to students in grades 6-9. Students become fully immersed in our residential life community and develop the tools and skills needed to be successful in secondary school and in life. Our evolving weekend program is a highlight for our 7-day boarding students, who take full advantage of our surroundings and the diverse programming that is offered each week. There’s something to satisfy every interest!
  • 5-Day Boarding

    We offer a 5-day boarding program to students in grades 5-8. This opportunity enables children to immerse themselves in our boarding community during the week and spend weekends at home. For families wishing to test the waters prior to secondary school, this flexible option may offer the best of both worlds. Space is limited, so inquire today.

Meet our Director of Residential Life

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    Kyle Halloran 

    Director of Residential Life, Upper School English Teacher
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    Fairfield University - B.A.
    Northeastern University - M.S.
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    Caitlin Vaughn 

    Assistant Director of Residential Life,Dorm Parent
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