The Berwick Academy Pathways program empowers students to dive deeper into curricular & extracurricular related pursuits in Arts, Global Citizenship, and STEAM.
Beginning in grade 9, students may apply to the program, which they will follow through graduation. Their chosen Pathway will help determine their course of study and students who complete a Pathway are given a designation on their diploma.In order to earn a Pathways designation on a diploma from Berwick Academy, students must complete all Upper School departmental distribution requirements, meet the criteria specified within a specific Pathways framework and maintain high standards of investment in all Pathways related coursework and extracurricular activities.
The Arts Pathway framework offers students an opportunity to explore more deeply in one of three tracks: visual art, music or dance. Students earning an Arts Pathway designation will engage in real world experiences and impact the broader community in a variety of ways, including but not limited to Innovation Pursuits and participation in off-campus performances and exhibitions. Each student will design an arts-rich experience which will broaden the exposure in their area of passion. Arts Pathway students will build a resume containing a physical and digital portfolio and integrate their works into a variety of exhibitions and performances which will reflect the depth and breadth of their experience in the arts at Berwick Academy.
The Global Citizen Pathway framework offers students an opportunity to expand their horizons in cultural competency, global studies, and equity and diversity. Students who earn this Pathway designation on their diploma must exceed the standard departmental distribution requirements for graduation by completing additional coursework in Languages and Cultures, History, Math, Science, and/or Visual/Performing arts. Additionally, they will impact the broader community authentically (i.e. collaborating/volunteering with a local non-profit doing global or equity related work, attending a global or equity related conference, participating in global or equity related travel or summer opportunities, either through Berwick or outside). Community impacts will be student directed and promote equity and social justice in the Berwick or broader Seacoast area.
The STEAM Pathway program at Berwick Academy is intended to empower and provide a framework for students who are interested in exploring various avenues of inquiry to channel a passion in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. In order to earn a STEAM Pathway designation on a Berwick diploma, students must go above and beyond the standard departmental distribution requirements for graduation. In addition to carrying out an Innovation Pursuit and authentically impacting the broader community, STEAM Pathway students complete courses from a diverse menu of Computer Science, STEAM and Pinnacle electives including Java Graphics, Arduino Applications, Pinball Wizard, Humanitarian Design and Scientific Calculus.
The following is a list of colleges and universities where our graduates have gone on to study STEAM or Arts related fields.
Director of Dance, Arts Pathways Coordinator (Dance), Long Island University, BFA 207.384.2164 Ext 2804 firstname.lastname@example.org
Direcor of Visual & Performing Arts, Visual Art Department Chair, Upper School Art, Arts Pathways Coordinator (Visual), Set Design Boston University, College of Fine Arts, BFA/MFA 207.384.2164 Ext 2402 email@example.com
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.