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 565 students, Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 and Post-Graduate, from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine.

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Student to Teacher Ratio

17%

Students of Color

41%

Students Receive Financial Aid

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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.

BERWICK ACADEMY
31 Academy Street
South Berwick, Maine 03908

Contact:
Admissions | 207.384.6300
Main Office | 207.384.2164

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Accepting rolling admission applications for the 22-23 school year!

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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 during the academic week. Registration will be required. 

Campus Tours

Discovery Days (ages 3-7)

Affording Berwick

Innovation Night

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.

What does innovation - Pre-K through Grade 12 - look like at Berwick Academy? Join us online to learn more about our state-of-the-art facilities and studios, project learning and outdoor exploration, and student-driven innovation pursuits.

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

Tuesday, November 30, 6:30 p.m.

Berwick Athletics

Sunday, October 2 (9:30-11:30 a.m.)

Led by members of our Lower School faculty, our Outdoor Classroom Exploration is a chance for children and their parents/guardians to spend time exploring Berwick Academy’s outdoor classroom.

Learn more about the importance of outdoor learning as a component of elementary education (and beyond), and how we intentionally weave nature, sustainability, our new community garden, and outdoor experiences into our Pre-K through Grade 4 experiences.

Lower School

Middle School

Upper School

Pre-K through Grade 4

Grades 5 through 8

Grades 9-12 and PG

Our Elementary School emphasizes personalized attention, social-emotional learning, and the power of play. Our teachers nurture growth in each student through outdoor exploration, innovative experiences, and our unique project approach.

At Berwick, we know Middle Schoolers. Our teachers foster empathy, creativity, and individuality. Our students become confident problem solvers and problem finders through experiences that are student-centered, collaborative, project based, and interdisciplinary.

Berwick High School students build and forge their unique paths through a student-centered experience. Our skills-based curriculum and dynamic teachers prepare students for the rigors of higher education, being a global citizen, and the future of work. We empower students to balance their academic goals with their interests in sports, visual and performing arts, clubs, and leadership opportunities.

Whether you are considering applying for next year or just want to understand the educational options for your child, Berwick's Open House gives families the opportunity to understand the difference Berwick makes in the lives of its students.
 
Our Open House will offer an informative and interactive program where students and families can tour the campus, meet our teachers, engage with our students and current families, and hear about extra-curricular opportunities.

Friday, October 7 (9:00-11:00 a.m.)

Admission Open House

At Berwick, who we are is best displayed through seeing our community in action. Parents and their students are invited to join us for an Open House on Tuesday, January 11, where attendees will engage with our students, teachers, and current Berwick parents. Experience our innovative programming, learn more about what sets our community apart, and see how you can #BABulldog at Berwick.

Outdoor Classroom Exploration