The Alford School House ceased operation and was renovated in the early 1990′s. Today it houses the Alford Town Offices. Alford is part of the Southern Berkshire Regional School District. Students in Egremont, Alford and Mount Washington attend the Egremont School for kindergarten and first grades, with second through sixth grades attending the Undermountain Elementary School in Sheffield, and Mount Everett Regional School in Sheffield for grades 7-12. There are private schools in Great Barrington and other nearby towns.
The nearest community college is the South County Center of Berkshire Community College in Great Barrington. The nearest state college is Westfield State College, and the nearest state university is the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The nearest private college is Bard College at Simon’s Rock in Great Barrington. See the Department of Education for more information on local schools.
The Alford Free Public Library was dedicated in the memory of Susan Smith Anderson, and it’s in the Alford Town Hall. It’s a small children’s library, and it does not keep information concerning local genealogy, etc. The library is open to the public on Saturdays from 10:00am-12:00pm, and free public WiFi internet access is available. (See the Massachusetts Library System for more information on local libraries, and see sites like Ancestry.com for family genealogy information.)