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Affording Berwick

Berwick Academy’s financial aid budget of over $4.6 million reflects the School’s commitment to providing access to the best Pre-Kindergarten–Grade 12 school in the Seacoast.
Berwick seeks students who embody its core values of excellence, balance, integrity, and stretching through engagement in pursuit of our mission: promoting virtue and useful knowledge for the rising generations. We strive to be an inclusive community that values diversity and celebrates individual differences. We encourage any family who feels that our full tuition is out of reach to complete a financial aid application.
Did you know...
  • For the 2020-2021 school year:
    • Over $4.6 million dollars of financial aid was awarded. 
    • The average Kindergarten-Grade 12 financial aid award was $19,282
    • More than 41% of our students receive financial aid.
    • Families qualifying for support represent a wide range of income levels, some earning over $225,000 per year.
  • All families contribute towards their child’s education at Berwick – some families need small awards, while others need larger awards to help make Berwick an affordable option.
  • Our financial aid process is confidential and personalized.
  • Berwick is committed to supporting the families of returning students each year who continue to qualify for aid.
  • We welcome new admission applicants to consider applying for financial aid. We are here to help and look forward to working through the process alongside each family.
  • We offer multiple payment plan options to best fit the needs of our families.
To learn more about financial aid at Berwick and our application process, please contact: Colleen A. Meader | Director of Financial Aid | (207) 384-6398 | cmeader@berwickacademy.org

Tuition Rates 2021-22

Tuition is set annually and approved by Berwick's Board of Trustees. Generally, there is an annual tuition increase between 3–5%.

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  • $9,700

    (half day, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
  • $13,700

    (extended day – optional, 8 a.m. – 3:05 p.m.)
  • $27,900

    Kindergarten through Grade 4
  • $35,500

    Grades 5 to 8
  • $44,200

    Grades 9 to PG
  • $54,700

    5-Day Boarding Program
  • $60,700

    7-Day Boarding Program

Admission Events

Schleyer Scholarship

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  • Are you a Schleyer Scholar?

    To ensure that more students are able to experience a Berwick education, we offer the Mary Z. Schleyer Scholarship in addition to the $4.6M awarded in Financial Aid. This need-based scholarship provides full tuition to two new students entering ninth grade each year. Applicants must showcase extraordinary academic achievement and distinctive talents in one or more of the following areas: arts, athletics, community service, or leadership. The grant will be renewed through graduation if the student maintains an outstanding academic, social, and extra-curricular record.
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Berwick Academy

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.