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After School Programs

Spring Trimester

Spring After School Programs Registration Information

Berwick Academy is excited to offer our spring after school program registration which is exclusively offered to Berwick Academy families. Find the spring trimester program information here. Most programs start the week of March 28 and run from 3:15-5 p.m. Please note that the number of sessions varies per program. The deadline to register for after school programs is Friday, March 4. Here is a list of program options by division:

For Lower School Students:
Mondays: Strong Girls (K-Grade 4)
Tuesdays: Signs of Spring (Grades 1-4)
Wednesdays: The Wonderful World Of STEAM (Pre-K-Grade 1–must be at least age 5)
Thursdays: Unlock the Secrets of Magic (Grades 1-4)

For Middle School Students:
Mondays: Strong Girls (Grade 5)
Thursdays: Explore Architectural Design (Grades 5-8)

Families will be asked to login to or create their account on CampBrain. Payments in CampBrain can only be completed with a credit card. If you would prefer to pay by cash or check, or to inquire about payment plans or financial assistance, please reach out to Margot Harrington, Director of Auxiliary Programs, at margot.harrington@berwickacademy.org for more information.  If a program is full, sign up for the waitlist at no cost.

Enrichment

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  • The Wonderful World of STEAM | Wednesdays | Pre-K-Grade 1

    DayDatesTimeGradesInstructorCost
    WednesdayMarch 30-May 183:15-5 p.m.Pre-K-Grade 1Sages Entertainment$450

    Science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics make everything possible. Interactive modules and guided play on subjects such as robots, rockets, bubbles, and art will help spark creativity in the group. Join us as we design, build, tinker, and explore while using our imaginations.
  • Unlock the Secrets of Magic | Thursdays | Grades 1-4

    DayDatesTimeGradesInstructorCost
    ThursdayMarch 31-May 193:15-5 p.m.Grades 1-4Sages Entertainment$475

    Learn the secrets of magic along with the 8 Traits of True Magician. Wouldn’t you like to feel more confident? Enthusiastic? Creative? Through each lesson, we empower each student to not only give the gift of magic to others but also reinforce those critical life skills that go beyond the world of magic. Each specially tailored lesson comes with high-quality magic props, a top-secret file folder, and a special secret word that unlocks bonus videos in the online video vault (over a $100 value!). Watch as your child grows and develops greater communication skills, learns to interact with others, and makes new friends. Each participant will go home with a professional magic kit!
  • Explore Architectural Design | Thursdays | Grades 5-8

    DayDatesTimeGradesInstructorCost
    ThursdayMarch 31-May 19 (skip May 5)3:15-5 p.m.Grades 5-8Bryce Waldrop$350

    Architecture is a creative world where you can truly bring your dreams to life. Over the course of the program, students will explore architectural design by looking at exciting buildings from around the world, then imagining, drawing, and building their own ideas. Along the way, we will discuss what architects do, where they find inspiration, and how you can become one, too! We’ll conclude the program with an exhibit and presentation to families and friends. No experience necessary! This program is being offered by Berwick parent, Bryce Waldrop, is an Architect and Architectural Historian with 25 years of experience in design and historic preservation. He truly enjoys working with student learners of all ages and introducing them to the exciting world of architecture. In addition to historic preservation consulting, Bryce is the Curator and Administrator for the Historical Society of Wells and Ogunquit.

Nature

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  • Signs of Spring | Tuesdays | Grades 1-4

    DayDatesTimeGradesInstructorCost
    TuesdayMarch 29-May 173:15-4:30 p.m.Grades 1-4Center for Wildlife$350

    Explore the changing seasons with the Center for Wildlife and our animal ambassadors! Each week students will learn about Maine's native plants and wildlife through activities and games. Search for salamanders, meet owls, and learn how to identify springtime plants! Students have the option to attend aftercare following this program.

Sports & Recreation

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  • Strong Girls | Mondays | K-Grade 5

    DayDatesTimeGradesInstructorCost
    MondayMarch 28-May 16 (skip April 18)3:15-5 p.m.K-Grade 5Upper School Strong Girls Club Members$285

    Members of the Berwick Academy Upper School have collaborated with the nonprofit organization, SG United Foundation, to offer a Strong Girls after school program. The nonprofit organization has a mission to empower girls to be strong, confident, and resilient through sport and physical activity combined with mental skills and wellbeing activities. Upper School female student-athlete leaders will serve as the coaches for this program. Classes focus on the three pillars of SG United: Strong bodies (physical activity and sport), kind hearts (teamwork and social connection), and unstoppable minds (mental skills training). Activities each week will include mindfulness, fitness, exposure to different sports in a fun and noncompetitive way, crafts, and journaling. Mental skills themes covered include gratitude, growth mindset, kindness, confidence, failure, and goal setting. Each participant will receive the book, A Strong Girls’ Guide to Being, written by the nonprofit founder and current Berwick teacher, Lani Silversides. Participants will also receive team gear, stickers, bracelets, and more. Join us for this fun and empowering program!

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  • Policies

    Payments
    Please pay by credit card. If circumstances require you to pay by other means, please contact Margot Harrington, Director of Auxiliary Programs, at 207-384-6199 or margot.harrington@berwickacademy.org.
     
    Cancellations/Withdrawals
    With email notification to the Director of Auxiliary Programs, Margot Harrington at margot.harrington@berwickacademy.org, families may withdraw a participant from an enrichment program under the following scenarios: 
     
     *Cancellations before Friday, March 4, 2022 via email or phone: You will receive a refund/credit less 25% of the program fee. You can use a credit to sign up for other programs during the season or keep it on your account for future seasonal programming.
     
     *Cancellations on or after Friday, March 4, 2022 via email or phone: There will be no refunds/credits offered.
     
    No refund or reduction in fees is possible for a child who arrives late, leaves early, or attends only part of a program because of illness, other than a hospital stay.
     
    Berwick Academy reserves the right to cancel any program due to under enrollment or unforeseen circumstances. Participants will be given the choice of selecting another program or receiving a full refund of paid fees.
     
    In the event that Berwick Academy enrichment programs are not able to operate due to state regulatory requirements in regards to the COVID-19 pandemic, fees will be prorated and refunded.
     
    Aftercare Schedule Paired with Auxiliary Programs
    If you have signed up for the three or five day Aftercare plan for your child and would also like to sign up for auxiliary programs, please sign up for the auxiliary programs on CampBrain and then notify Margot Harrington, Director of Auxiliary Programs so we can apply a credit to your school account based on the number of days your child has enrichment activities.
     
    Waitlists
    When your first-choice programs are not available, a waitlist is available for each program with no fee to sign up.  Participants are accepted from the waitlist based on open space and will be notified by telephone and/or email if and when space becomes available. We cannot guarantee any movement from the waitlist, and families enter the waitlist at their discretion. 

    Late Registration
    Online registration will close at 3 p.m. on Friday, March 4, 2022.  If you would like to register after that time, and there are still spaces available, you must contact Margot Harrington, Director of Auxiliary Programs, at 207-384-6199 or margot.harrington@berwickacademy.org. Registration is not complete until the Director has confirmed this with you. Your child may not show up on the first day of the program and plan to stay and participate unless they are registered.
     
    Financial Assistance
    Payment plans and limited financial assistance are available upon request.  Please reach out to Margot Harrington, Director of Auxiliary Programs at 207-384-6199 or margot.harrington@berwickacademy.org for more information.
     
    Inclement Weather Policy
    We do our best to remain open and follow an indoor schedule on rainy/snowy days. In the event that campus must close at dismissal, we will notify you as soon as possible to make other arrangements for pick up at the time of dismissal.  We will notify you if make-up days can be arranged.

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.