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Middle School | 5-8

Inspire Innovative Thinking, Problem-Solving Skills, and Healthy Social Dynamics

When your children attend Berwick Academy’s Middle School, you can trust they are in a supportive community with exceptional teachers who truly know them and challenge them to think differently.

The four years in the Middle School are designed to build creative communicators and students who participate in all their classes with a disposition of inquiry. Using traditional and non-traditional materials and sources, Middle School students become problem finders as well as problem solvers. They are encouraged to try new things, to get out of their comfort zone, and to learn from both failures and successes.
 
“Not only do they give the kids an amazing framework academically. They also give them an amazing framework to explore things that are interesting to them.” – Jen Kyte, parent

Exceptional Education and Opportunities to Explore Interests

Berwick Academy provides an exemplary educational experience. Classes in world languages and cultures, the visual and performing arts as well as athletics are designed to provide students with a balanced experience across all disciplines. Your child can expect every day to be different and full of new challenges as they embrace project-based learning opportunities that keep them engaged and inquisitive.
“In the middle school, they really provide the kind of support that you need socially because the [kids] are working out not just the academics but how to be a friend, how to choose friends, how to be part of a group, how to move between groups, how to advocate for yourself as a student and as a friend and as a person. Part of what is really amazing about Berwick’s Middle School is that they really provide the support and fabric and the safety for them to be able to do that.” – Becca Goldberg, parent

Build a Strong Community of Support

During adolescence, children face some of the biggest social and emotional challenges. When your children attend Berwick Academy, you can feel at ease, knowing they are in a supportive environment that will guide them in making wise choices. Your child will enjoy the benefits of Berwick’s healthy social dynamics where students learn how to navigate friendship circles and communicate in a healthy way.

Teachers genuinely care for their students and provide academic support during and after school. Students also develop a profound sense of community responsibility and ethical behavior as part of the ongoing development of character at Berwick Academy.
 

What do Berwick Students Love About the Middle School?

“The amazing innovation program that lets me study my different passions.” – Andersen, Grade 7

“They have a really good sports program that you can do two days a week. During the seasons, you can pick a new type of sport that you want to play.” – Caroline, Grade 6

“All the teachers and the learning opportunities they give you...and how they help you out after school and during school.” 

The Berwick Experience

In the Middle School, students begin to get comfortable outside of their comfort zone. We provide an innovative, student-centered, and project-based culture where fifth through eighth graders can try new things they may never otherwise have had the opportunity to do.
 
In Berwick Academy’s Middle School, you can expect:
  • Close parent-teacher relationships and open communication
  • Healthy social dynamics
  • Exceptional education and challenging academics
  • Interdisciplinary and student-directed learning
  • Access to innovation spaces including a MakerSpace and Fabrication Studio
  • Diverse clubs and activities in all areas of academics, arts and athletics, including Lego robotics, the Middle School Musical, the student art show, dance program and math team, and off-campus leadership and team-building trips
  • Development of language skills in Mandarin, Latin, or Spanish
  • A variety of interscholastic sports including cross country, field hockey, tennis, and soccer
“It’s been a wonderful experience for both our kids here. We love the community. It’s a wonderful community of supportive adults and kids who are here because they want to be here.” – Jen Kyte, parent
We would love to invite you to visit our beautiful campus, meet our faculty, and experience Berwick Academy.
 
Call Us to Schedule a Tour 207.384.6300.

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.