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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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


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

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Upcoming Events

Experience the Hilltop! We invite prospective families to experience Berwick Academy through personalized in-person, on-campus tours during the academic year. Registration will be required. 

Summer Spotlight Camps Tours

April 25 (9:00-11:00 a.m.)

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.

Admission Tour Experience

Join us for a Winter Break Admission Tour Experience. These events are open to students and families who are applying for Pre-K through Grade 12 rolling admission for fall 2024 or considering future enrollment options. The programming will begin at 9 a.m. and will include a meet and greet with the Admission Staff and Berwick Administrators, campus tour, and more!

#BAOnTheRoad: Wolfboro, NH

Tuesday, May 28 (8:00-10:00 a.m.)

Join members of our Admission Team at Harmony Coffee House in Wolfboro, NH to learn why we ensure that innovation, knowing students well, nurturing personal challenge and excellence, and student-centered learning are cornerstones of the Berwick Academy Pre-K through Grade 12 experience. We’ll provide the coffee, tea, and treats - bring your appetite and come by with questions about Berwick!

Affordability & Flexible Tuition at Berwick

The Flexible Tuition program at Berwick includes an individualized approach to determining affordable tuition for families. Flexible Tuition creates accessibility for families representing a wide variety of income levels: families with incomes ranging from $20,000 to $250,000+ are enrolled through Flexible Tuition.

Our goal is to ensure that any family who would benefit from a Berwick education will not allow cost to be a barrier to considering Berwick. Even a small amount of tuition reduction can make a significant difference.

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Spring Sneak Peek

Every Thursday through August 15 (9-10 a.m.)

Join us for an Admission Sneak Peek on Friday, May 24 during our annual student-run outdoor concert, Woofstock. Register to tour campus with a backdrop of music, fun, and food. Tours begin at 1:15 and run through 3:15 p.m. Learn more about what differentiates Berwick while engaging in a full community event!

Check out our camps in session, our blossoming community garden, our new Outdoor Exploration Space, and a sprawling campus with educators and facilities that encourage innovation, individual excellence, and a love for learning. Our Summer Spotlight Campus Tours are open to families interested in learning about our Pre-K through Grade 12 & Postgraduate experiences.