Academics

Jackson Library

Built in 2002 and remodeled in 2016, the state-of-the-art Jackson Library is the center of academic inquiry, discovery, and innovation on the Berwick Academy campus.
The charge of the Jackson Library is to support the mission of the school and to enable all students to become life long learners, critical thinkers, skillful researchers, enthusiastic readers, and ethical users of information. The two-story, 16,000 square foot facility contains over 26,000 volumes. The library has its own online portal that links students to a virtual library of thousands of online resources that support and enrich the curriculum. All resources are available 24/7 from any computer with Internet access. These resources include online subscription databases, the library catalog, pre-selected websites, eBooks and research guides.

The Jackson Library is filled with an energy of inquiry and learning, whether a student is working individually, collaborating with peers, attending a performance or presentation, using the Writing Center, visiting the Archives, working on Innovation Pursuits, stopping by an exhibit in the Art Gallery, or attending the Early Bird program. The Jackson Library strives to be at the forefront of the 21st Century Library/Learning Commons model.

Located on the first floor of the Jackson Library is the Inspiration Commons (IC). This three-part creative workspace allows for the incubation of powerful ideas in an open, collaborative environment. Click here to learn more about the IC.

The Berwick Academy Archives

The Berwick Academy Archives exists to collect, preserve, and protect archival materials and documents that promote an understanding of and appreciation for the history, traditions, life and culture of Berwick Academy. The Archives is located on the second floor of the Jackson Library and is managed by a part time archivist.

Meet Our Staff

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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.