1791 Letter

For the 2017-2018 school year, our school leaders will write one 1791 Letter per trimester, each letter focused on an overarching theme to be interpreted individually. Please enjoy our third trimester edition focused on Berwick's mission statement.

Though the 1791 Letter has evolved over time, its original purpose has remained the same – to give our school leaders a platform to share their thoughts, opinions, reflections, and observations of the Berwick Academy community, and beyond. Likewise, the 1791 Letter gives students, parents, prospective families, faculty/staff, and community members a glimpse of what our administrators are thinking, in a more casual, personal format.

Serving Maine, The Seacoast of New Hampshire, and the North Shore of Massachusetts

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.