Admission

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Welcome!

We’re excited that you’re interested in learning more about the Berwick Academy experience and the many ways in which our 600 Pre-Kindergarten through grade 12 and PG students thrive here.
We look forward to getting to know you and your family and sharing the Berwick community with you. As you explore our website, visit with us on campus, learn more about Berwick through our teachers, students, and parents of students, and even check in with us on Facebook or Instagram, we are certain that you’ll discover what’s most central to us at Berwick – our students. Rooted in tradition, our culture of innovation ensures our educational experience is preparing you for your future. At Berwick, our students drive the learning process and create their own paths, based on their passions.

Here to Help Every Step of the Way

The admission process doesn’t have to be stressful and that’s why we’re here – to help you every step of the way. We understand you have lots of questions about WHY. Why independent school? Why Berwick? Is Berwick right for me (or my child)? Can I afford it? Can I afford not to? We have outlined the admission process below and look forward to getting to know you and your family. Keep in touch!

Admission Process

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  • Step 1 - LEARN MORE

    The first step is to provide us with your contact information so we can keep in touch and help you learn more about Berwick. Be sure to let us know your interests so we can connect you with the right people.
  • Step 2 - VISIT

    The best way to get to know us and imagine yourself at Berwick is to visit campus. We encourage you to attend Berwick in Action or visit on another day for an individual tour and interview.
  • Step 3 - APPLY

    You can begin your application at any time. The first step is to create an account online.  Once you’re setup you’ll have access to the Applicant Profile and will find a checklist of all the items needed to complete your application. High School applicants may also use the SAO Application. While the requirements vary slightly based on the grade to which you are applying, in general you’ll need recommendations from your teachers, a report from your school, transcript, and interview and/or day visit.
  • Step 4 - TEST

    If you are applying to grades 6 – 12, you need to take the SSAT (or ISEE, PSAT, SAT or ACT, depending on your grade). Make sure to register for the SSAT soon. The SSAT will be offered at Berwick on December 8, January 5, and February 2. The Berwick organization code for the SAT is 1624.
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  • Step 5 - APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID (if needed)

    We appreciate that an independent school education is expensive and believe the value we deliver far exceeds the tuition.  Nonetheless, we understand not all families are in a position to afford our tuition.  We are proud to offer financial aid to 40% of our students and encourage you to apply.

Things to Know

  • First Round Application Deadline: January, 15 , 2019 *Please note: if you have missed our first round deadline, we will continue to accept applications on a rolling basis. Please contact Admissions with any questions.
  • Register for an upcoming Berwick in Action


PK and K Admission Play Dates

Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten applicants and parents should plan to attend a Play Date as part of the application process. We believe it is important for your child to experience our classroom, engage with his or her peers, and in turn, for our teachers to observe your child and assess his/her fit with our educational program. While your child attends class, parents have the opportunity to learn more about Berwick Academy and the Lower School curriculum with Lower School Director Joel Hawes.

Pre-K Play Date: Wednesday, January 23 from 8:45-10:30 a.m.
Kindergarten Play Date: Tuesday, February 5 from 8:45-10:30 a.m.

Please RSVP online here or to Admission at admissions@berwickacademy.org or 207-384-6300


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Berwick at a Glance

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  • 1791

    Established
  • 80

    Acre Campus
  • 25

    Bus Stops in MA, ME, NH
  • 75

    Completed student IPs last year
  • 604

    Total Enrollment
  • 85

    Communities represented
  • 1

    Just over one hour north of Boston
  • 8:1

    Student-Teacher Ratio
  • 40%

    Approximate percentage of students receiving financial aid

Meet the Admission Team

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.