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Performing Arts

Performing Arts at Berwick Academy enriches the lives of all students through a comprehensive music and performing arts education. The study of and participation in performing arts and music fosters artistic development, intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and a life-long learning experience. Student performers and students of music are developing both individual skills as well as responding to various elements of music providing a rich background in a music and performing arts education. Through a variety of performance and learning opportunities students realize a sense of belonging and establish strong connections to the school community and beyond.

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  • Dance

    The dance program seeks to educate our students intellectually, artistically, physically, and socially. 
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  • Music

    Our music program begins in Pre-Kindergarten and continues through graduation. All students are given opportunities to participate in music in some form.
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  • Private Music Lessons

    Berwick Academy offers private music lessons on campus during the academic year.
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  • Theater

    All students PK-12 are exposed to theater opportunities, both through the curriculum and extracurricularly.
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Our Facilities:

There are several areas for Performing Arts across campus including the Patricia Baldwin Whipple Arts Center theater, which seats 300, an orchestra/choral room, band room, Lower School music room, guitar studio, African music classroom, dance studio, and multiple spaces for private music lessons.

Exhibition in Performing Arts

Berwick provides multiple opportunities for exhibition in Performing Arts for all students Pre-K-Grade 12. Lower Schoolers perform in the Winter Solstice concert in December and the Lower School Production in the spring. Both Middle and Upper School music students perform in a concert in the winter and spring and are also given more organic opportunities to perform during assemblies and other events. On stage, Middle School puts on a theater production as an extracurricular opportunity each year, while the Upper School dramatists perform in a fall play and winter musical. Private music lesson students perform in a spring recital and our K-Grade 12 dancers perform in a dance show each May. 

Berwick Academy

Berwick Academy, situated on an 80-acre campus just over one hour north of Boston, serves 550 students, Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 and Post-Graduates. Berwick students are from Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and several countries. 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.