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Berwick Admission Guide

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Welcome to Berwick Academy

Dear Prospective Students and Families,
 
 
Welcome to the Berwick Academy Admission process! We are eager to get to know your family and share the opportunities that exist on the Hilltop as you explore your future educational options. Berwick Academy maintains a balance between innovation, tradition, rigor, and support, as we aim to equip our students with the useful knowledge necessary to be successful in our Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 community and beyond.

If you are interested in learning about our rolling admission process for the Fall of 2021 or are beginning to plan for the years to come, now is the time to connect with us. Visiting campus, seeing our spaces, and connecting with our community is the best way to understand your future at Berwick. We encourage you to provide us with your contact information so we can connect with you and share the next steps in your individualized admission process.

Welcome to Berwick,
 
The Berwick Academy Admission Team


Jen Wing - Director of Enrollment Management
Haley Preston - Associate Director of Admission 
Bob Callahan - Assistant Director of Admission 
Sonya Quinn - Admission Office Manager

Admission Process

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  • LOWER SCHOOL APPLICATION

    An admission ‘checklist’ can be found within myBerwick. This will help track what needs to be submitted, in addition to the progress of the application. The checklist describes the following requirements:

    Pre-K & Kindergarten Applicants

    • Applicant Profile
    • Tour
    • Parent/Guardian Meeting
    • Individual Virtual Observation
    • Virtual Meeting with a Teacher
    • Teacher Recommendation
    Grade 1 - 4 Applicants
    • Applicant Profile
    • Tour
    • Parent/Guardian Meeting
    • Virtual Meeting with a Teacher
    • Student Assessment (Grade 1 or 2 engage in a virtual activity with a Berwick teacher. Grade 3 or 4 will register for the  iReady Assessment)
    • Teacher Recommendation
    • Principal/Guidance Counselor Recommendation
    • Student Transcript
  • MIDDLE SCHOOL APPLICATION

    An admission ‘checklist’ can be found within myBerwick. This will help track what needs to be submitted, in addition to the progress of the application. The checklist describes the following requirements:
    • Applicant Profile
    • Tour
    • Parent/Guardian Meeting
    • Virtual Meeting with a Teacher and Admission Team Member
    • Teacher Recommendations
      • Grade 5 & 6 Applicants: Current Primary & Secondary Teachers
      • Grades 7 & 8 Applicants: English & Math Teachers
    • Principal/Guidance Counselor Recommendation
    • Student Transcript (1-2 years)
    • Online iReady Assessment 
  • UPPER SCHOOL APPLICATION

    An admission ‘checklist’ can be found within myBerwick. This will help track what needs to be submitted, in addition to the progress of the application. The checklist describes the following requirements:
    • Applicant Profile
    • Tour
    • Candidate Interview
    • Parent Conversation
    • English and Math Teacher Recommendations
    • Principal/Guidance Counselor Recommendation
    • Student Transcripts (3 years)
    • Test Scores (Berwick's SSAT code is 1624):
      • Grade 9 (SSAT or iReady - iReady Registration through Berwick Academy)
      • Grade 10 (SSAT or PSAT)
      • Grade 11 - PG (PSAT or SAT)
  • APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID (if needed)

    We encourage any family who feels that our full tuition is out of reach to complete a financial aid application. To learn more about financial aid at Berwick and our application process, please contact:

    Colleen A. Meader | Director of Financial Aid 
    cmeader@berwickacademy.org
  • NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY

    Berwick Academy seeks to admit qualified students who will add to the diversity of our community. In the administration of our admissions and financial aid programs, each applicant receives equal consideration and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, ancestry, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, national origin, medical condition, disability, or any other basis protected by law.

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THE 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.