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After School Programs

Winter Trimester

Winter on the Hilltop After School Programs, Holiday Gift Making Classes, and Saturday Morning Art Programs Registration Information

Extend your child(ren)’s school day with an array of after school enrichment opportunities as part of Winter on the Hilltop!

We are excited to offer our winter after school program registration which is exclusively offered to Berwick Academy families. Find the winter trimester program information here. Programs start the week of January 3 and run from 3:15-5 p.m. Please note that the number of sessions varies per program. The deadline to register for multi-week after school programs is Thursday, December 16. Here is a list of program options by division:

For Lower School Students:
Mondays: Design Your Own Board Games (Grades 1-4)
Tuesdays: Cooking with Kate (Grades 1-4), Lower School Dance (Grades 2-4)
Wednesdays: Dive Into Coding & Robotics (Grades K-2), Art Around the World (Grades 1-4)
Thursdays: Little Bulldog Yoga (Grades K-2), Budding Naturalists (Grades 1-4)
 
For Middle School Students:
Mondays: Printmaking (Grades 5-8)
Tuesdays: Virtual Reality World Building (Grades 5-8), Wild Winter--following the Gunstock Program (Grades 5-8)
Thursdays: Basics of Sign Language (Grade 5-8)

In addition to our multi-week after school programs, there are gift making opportunities leading up to winter break for Lower, Middle, and Upper School students!  These are included in the brochure and have a registration deadline of Thursday, November 18.  We are also partnering with artstream in the Rollinsford Mills for Saturday morning multi-generational art classes in January/February!  Try one or all three!  Spaces are limited and the deadline to register is Thursday, December 16.

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. If a program is full, sign up for the waitlist at no cost.

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  • Policies and Procedures

    Payments
    Please pay by credit card. If circumstances require you pay by other means, please contact Margot Harrington, Director of Auxiliary Programs, at 207-384-6199 or margot.harrington@berwickacademy.org
     
    Waitlists 
    When first-choice programs are not available upon application, a waitlist is available for each program.  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. 
     
    Aftercare Schedule & After School Programs 
    If you have signed up for the five-day Aftercare plan for your child(ren) and would also like to sign up for After School Programs, please do so on CampBrain and notify Margot Harrington, Director of Auxiliary Programs to apply a credit to your school account based on the number of days your child has After School Programs. 
     
    Late Registration
    Online registration will close on the following days for varying programs.  If space is still available, late registration may be possible. Please contact Margot Harrington, Director of Auxiliary Programs, at 207- 384-6199 or margot.harrington@berwickacademy.org to inquire. Registration is not complete until the Director has confirmed late registration with you. Child(ren) may not show up on the first day of the program unless they are registered.
    Gift Making: November 18 
    Winter After School Programs & Saturday Morning Art: December 16
    Spring Break Camps: February 21
     
    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.
    Cancellations/Withdrawals
    With email notification to the Director of Auxiliary Programs, Margot Harrington at margot.harrington@berwickacademy.org, families may withdraw a participant from a program under the following scenarios: 
     
    *Cancellations before the deadlines stated in the late registration section 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 the deadlines stated in the late registration section 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 vacation or 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.
     
    Inclement Weather Policy
    We do our best to remain open and follow an indoor schedule during inclement weather. In the event that campus/venues must close prior to the start of after school programs and other auxiliary programs, we will notify you as soon as possible to make other arrangements. We will notify you if make-up days can be arranged.
     
    Nut “Aware” Campus
    We maintain a “nut aware” campus. We ask faculty, staff, and families to leave peanut and tree nut containing foods and products off campus to help ensure our nut allergic community’s safety.

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.