Academics

PK-12 Academic Philosophy

Virtue and useful knowledge

At the heart of the Berwick experience is a dedication to academic excellence. The purpose of the curriculum from grades Pre-K through 12 is to lay a solid foundation that both challenges and excites students about the lifelong process of learning. Our faculty encourages critical thinking, curiosity, and discipline, giving students the tools needed to succeed in the world beyond the Hilltop. By blending a traditional and innovative curriculum, Berwick ensures that each student discovers and explores their personal talents and passions while, at the same time, gaining a critical foundation to life and learning.

Our curriculum challenges students to process information and apply skills as they develop the competencies that will foster growth and encourage academic self-reliance. The close connection between teachers and students supports our goal of understanding the child as a complete learner. Within this well-rounded program, students and adults feel part of a stimulating and meaningful learning environment.
 

Our Curricular Philosophy Focuses On

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.