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Admission

Berwick Admission Guide

Welcome to Berwick Academy

Dear Prospective Students and Families,
 
We are currently accepting applications in our rolling admission process for entry in the Fall of 2022 and encouraging visits for families interested in applying for the 23-24 school year and beyond. Visiting campus, seeing our spaces, and connecting with our community is the best way to envision your future at Berwick. There are many ways to visit with us this year including regularly scheduled Admission Open House events. Provide us with your contact information so we can connect with you and share the next steps in your individualized admission process.
 
Our Pre-K through Grade 12 students are immersed in student-centric, innovative experiences that balance tradition, challenge, and support, all within an environment where our mission of promoting virtue and usual knowledge is brought to life each day. We are eager to get to know your family, to share the opportunities that exist on the Hilltop, and to learn more about your hopes and goals as you explore these important next steps!
 
Welcome to Berwick,
 
The Berwick Academy Admission Team
 
Jen Wing - Director of Enrollment Management
Haley Preston - Associate Director of Admission and Director of Financial Aid
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:

    Haley Preston | Director of Financial Aid
    hpreston@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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For a current listing of all our upcoming On and Off Campus Events visit our Admission Events page.


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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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Meet Our Admission Team

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.