• Berwick

Academic Philosophy

At the heart of the Berwick experience is an unwavering 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 esteemed faculty encourages critical thinking, curiosity and discipline, giving students the tools needed to succeed in the world beyond the Hilltop. By infusing a traditional curriculum with innovative ideas and technology, Berwick ensures that each student nourishes their personal talents and passions while, at the same time, gaining a critical foundation to life and learning.

Our curriculum is based on an academic tradition that 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.

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

Berwick Academy is Maine's oldest, independent Pre-K through Post Graduate private school. Our community is dynamic, offering challenging academics, competitive athletics, and creative arts programs. Members of the community operate within a context of caring and respect as we pursue our quest for "useful knowledge" as "one school with three divisions." Students and faculty are encouraged to expand their horizons by balancing academics with athletic, dramatic, and musical options.