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Welcome to our PK-4 Lower School!

Thank you for your interest in our Pre-Kindergarten (beginning at age 3) through Grade 4 Lower School program, Berwick’s foundational division. From daily engagement in our homeroom classrooms and exploration studies (art, library/infotech, music, physical education, science, and world language -- Mandarin and Spanish) to the supportive exchanges within our social-emotional learning and wellness endeavors, the Lower School provides an exemplary educational experience. In a distinctly joyful environment, students deepen their curiosity and creativity, develop critical thinking skills, and become contributing members to our Lower School community.  

The elementary school years are filled with learning; everything is new and curiosities are high. We nourish these meaningful, critical years for students by encouraging joy, excitement, and curiosity around learning.
- Close parent-teacher relationships and open communication
- Social Emotional learning creates a sense of kindness, honesty, and readiness to learn
- Individualized experiences for every student
- Nature-based education using our 72-acre campus
- Mandarin and Spanish beginning at age 3
- Coding and robotics

Student-Teacher Relationships

Berwick’s Lower School teachers are committed to bringing out the joy and passion of each child. This close connection between teacher and student in our self-contained homeroom and exploration classrooms aids in our sincere goal of understanding each student as both an individual and group-oriented learner. Throughout our well-rounded daily program, a sense of camaraderie and engagement permeates the Lower School learning environment. Regardless of grade level, active group experiences help our students realize that they are essential members of a community in which all are invested in their intellectual, social, and personal growth and success.

Serving Maine, The Seacoast of New Hampshire, and the North Shore of Massachusetts

Berwick Academy, situated on an 80-acre campus just over one hour north of Boston, serves 600 students, Pre-Kindergarten through grade 12, from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine. 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.