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Ryan Trotzky '20

What is something that makes Berwick unique?
What makes Berwick special is that it is a very supportive environment. Rather than everyone being very competitive academically, people are very willing to collaborate on assignments and are available to help each other.

What do you enjoy about being a tour guide?
I enjoy being a tour guide because it gives me the opportunity to show off the school that I have grown up at for 13 years. I like to let others know what makes the Hilltop so special.

What has been a favorite Berwick classroom moment?
One of my favorite classroom moments was in my freshman year math class. We were doing our "Function Dances" which is a project where my friends and I got to choreograph a dance to any song while moving our bodies like mathematical functions. It was a project that really showed a lot of people that math can be fun!

What aspects of the structure at Berwick allow you to thrive as a student and community member?
At Berwick you are given the opportunity to create a very balanced schedule. Everyone is given study halls, free periods, and teachers are very willing to meet which allows for work to be completed during the school day which gives you more time to pursue extracurricular activities.

What are the top three things on your Berwick bucket list?
1.) Ring the Bell, 2.) win the Class Dances, 3.) win Broomball at Winter Carnival


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.