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The sixth grade humanities program is designed to integrate ancient history with literature and writing through the lens of narrative and storytelling. This journey fosters opportunities for students to investigate geography and the progression of civilizations over time.
Literature chosen for the humanities program allows students to explore the ways that humans and their environments influence each other. Writing and discussion are venues for student expression, allowing students to hypothesize, analyze, organize, synthesize, and evaluate gathered information. The expression of ideas through class discussion and analytical writing improves reading comprehension. The writing program draws from both literature and history. The sixth grade humanities program aims to engage and inspire students to become competent and confident learners.

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. Founded in 1791 and rooted in a tradition of college preparation, our culture of innovation prepares students for a complex and dynamic world.