Berwick is a school community where it is cool to be smart, cool to be yourself, and cool to try.

Berwick is as exciting as it is challenging and as playful as it is hard-working, a place where discovery is applauded and students are more than classmates – they’re friends. Walk across the campus, and you’ll instantly feel it – this is more than a school; it is the convergence of three divisions, each with its own personality, but together forming a community that is uniquely Berwick.

Since its inception in 1791, Berwick has educated students through a purposeful blend of academics, arts, and athletics. The curriculum is traditional in its roots yet innovative in approach, fostering self-discipline, hard work, and healthy skill sets. Students here are encouraged to take risks, find their voice, and tap into the energy of campus life and community activities.

Berwick Academy is a private school situated on an 80-acre campus just over one hour north of Boston, serves 600 students, Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 and Post-Graduate, from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine.

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Why Berwick Academy?

Our Faculty

At Berwick Academy, our teachers are educators who instill a passion for learning, inspire personal excellence in their students, and create an environment that is challenging yet nurturing. Our teachers set us apart because they are able to give their students personalized attention, allowing them to get to know their students incredibly well.

Our Authentic Pre-K – Grade 12 Community

Our private school which includes preschool, kindergarten, elementary school, middle school, and high school students is an authentic place that connects families from 85 communities in three states and several countries. Cross-divisional connections and relationships are formed between students, faculty, and parents from all grade levels and the school-wide energy can be felt as you step foot onto our campus.

Our Programs

Our program balances tradition with innovation and prepares students to meet the rigors of college and enter the world with a stronger sense of purpose and integrity. At all grade levels, we are committed to a student-centered approach, giving our students ownership of their learning with the guidance of their teachers. This ownership fosters a love of learning, deeper engagement, and the ability to discover and explore passions.

Our Mission & Core Values

The work we do at Berwick Academy is driven by our mission of promoting virtue and useful knowledge, and is guided by the core values we share: Excellence, Integrity, Stretching through Engagement, and Balance. At Berwick, our Mission and Core Values are not merely words, but rather the rudder which steers the decisions we make and the cultural DNA that defines who we are as a community.

Residential Program

Berwick Academy also offers a small family-style 5-day and 7-day residential program for boys in Grades 9-12 who wish to experience life on the Hilltop. The boarding experience at Berwick allows students to truly immerse themselves in the community by forming deep relationships with peers and faculty that will endure long after their time at Berwick.

Berwick Academy, situated on an 80-acre campus just over one hour north of Boston, serves 600 students, Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 and PG, from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine. Berwick Academy also offers a small family-style residential program for boys in Grades 9-12 who wish to experience life on the Hilltop. Deeply committed to its mission of promoting virtue and useful knowledge, Berwick Academy empowers students to be creative and bold. Berwick strives to graduate alumni who shape their own learning, take risks, ask thoughtful questions, and come to understand and celebrate their authentic selves. Founded in 1791 and rooted in a tradition of college preparation, our culture of innovation prepares students for a complex and dynamic world.

31 Academy Street
South Berwick, Maine 03908

Admissions | 207.384.6300
Main Office | 207.384.2164


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Upcoming Events

Join us on Saturdays for Discovery Days, in collaboration with the Center for Wildlife, Children's Museum of NH, and Seacoast Science Center. These fun and interactive science lessons are geared towards children ages 3-7.

Experience the Hilltop! We invite prospective families to experience Berwick Academy through personalized in-person, on-campus tours on Tuesdays and Thursdays this fallRegistration will be required. 

Fall Campus Tours

Discovery Days (ages 3-7)

Affording Berwick

This online information session for prospective families will provide details on the financial aid process. We recognize that the decision for families to invest in an independent school education is a significant commitment, and we are here to answer your questions.

Prospective Pre-K through Grade 12 families are invited to this online admissions information session. Join our Head of School, our Lower, Middle, and Upper School Division Directors, and members of our Admission Team to learn more about how we realize Berwick’s mission of “promoting virtue and useful knowledge among the rising generations.”

Tuesday, November 2, 6:30-7:15 p.m.