• Berwick
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Our College Counseling Program

Berwick Academy provides personalized college counseling that focuses on the passions, talents, and goals of each student. We encourage all students to explore myriad options and to develop a college list that reflects their individual objectives. Our students gain admission to more than 100 different colleges annually. In the last 5 years, more than half our students have attended college outside of New England; 6% have attended college internationally. When visiting Berwick, Edward Fiske, author of the Fiske Guide to Colleges, praised the diversity of the acceptance list and the success of our custom-tailored approach.

We believe that finding the right college requires thoughtful self-analysis, careful research, and continual support from college advisors, teachers, and parents. We pride ourselves in matching our students with appropriate schools. 

Our student-centered college advising program begins in the ninth grade and covers:
  • academic advising
  • extracurricular advising
  • test preparation and planning
  • essay writing
  • interview skills
  • scholarship and financial aid information
With both individual and small group meetings, e-newsletters, and evening programs by grade level, students and parents are provided with all the information and tools they need to successfully navigate the college process. Our families appreciate the breadth and depth of our communication. 

 

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.