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Middle School Athletics

Physical Education & Sports Programs

The inclusive athletic program inspires all students to learn how to be successful within competitive athletics, and that success is gauged by the growth exhibited physically, emotionally, and socially. The Middle School program prepares students physically by improving fitness, teaching sport and fitness skills, and promoting safe and sound health practices. Students progress from the development of sports skills, sportsmanship (moral decision making and self-control), team play (group responsibility), leadership, and problem-solving to the application of these skills within a competitive athletic experience.
Physical Education
Physical education in the fifth grade meets three times per week during the academic day. The goal of these classes is to promote strength and endurance, to develop skills in various sports, and to provide opportunities for students to learn to be members of teams. The fifth grade class emphasizes the progression of skill development from the Lower School, introduction to team and recreational activity, cooperative and challenge activities, and fitness assessment.  Students are exposed to a variety of the sport offerings they will choose from in the 6-8 sports program as well as other non traditional games.

Grade 6, 7, and 8 Sport Programs
The Middle School sports program includes both interscholastic teams and intramural programs for sixth, seventh, and eighth graders.  

The interscholastic teams give students the opportunity to expand their learning and to challenge themselves through competition with other schools. Participation is the primary goal of this program. Practices are held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:45 p.m. to 3:05 p.m. Games are typically played on Wednesdays or Fridays. Our teams generally compete with public and private schools and teams from southern Maine, seacoast New Hampshire, and northern Massachusetts.

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  • Fall Sports

    Cross-Country, Field Hockey, Soccer, Tennis, and Volleyball
  • Winter Sports

    Basketball and Ice Hockey
  • Spring Sports

    Baseball and Lacrosse
  • Intramural Sports

    Strength & Conditioning, Winter Fitness, Recreational Tennis, Dance Team, and Yoga

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.