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Establish a Strong Foundation in our PK-4 Lower School

When your children attend Berwick Academy, you can feel confident knowing they are in a safe, nurturing environment with exceptional teachers who challenge them academically, give them personal attention, and integrate social-emotional learning into the classroom.
“The teachers really get to know your children …. Jack’s teachers know him so well and they are so supportive of allowing him to be who he is while helping him grow not just academically but socially and emotionally as well. That has been the biggest impact for him.” – Alicia Forest, parent

Exceptional Education and Exploratory Opportunities

Berwick Academy’s Lower School provides an exemplary educational experience.  Your child can expect fun, challenging learning opportunities in our exploration studies including artlibrary/infotechmusicphysical educationscience, and world language (Mandarin and Spanish).

In a distinctly joyful environment, students deepen their curiosity and creativity, develop critical thinking skills, and become contributing members to our Lower School community. The elementary school years are filled with learning; everything is new and curiosities are high. We nourish these meaningful, critical years for students by encouraging joy, excitement, and curiosity around learning.
“The teachers have a real talent for nurturing this precious stage of being a kid and creating a balance where learning is both fun and exciting but also challenging and interesting.“ – Steffie Stempien, Lower School Math Teacher

Strong Student-Teacher Relationships and a Caring Community

Berwick Academy’s Lower School teachers are committed to bringing out the joy and passion of each child. This close connection between teacher and student in our self-contained homeroom and exploration classrooms aids in our sincere goal of understanding each student as both an individual and group-oriented learner.
 
Throughout our well-rounded daily program, a sense of camaraderie and engagement permeates the Lower School learning environment. Regardless of grade level, active group experiences help our students realize that they are essential members of a community in which all are invested in their intellectual, social, and personal growth and success.
“When you find a community and a school for your children where everyone involved cares about your child as much as you do, you can’t put a price on that.” – Alicia Forest, parent

The Berwick Experience

Beginning as young as age 3 all the way up to Grade 12, your children will have continuity in peer relationships, exceptional teaching, challenging academics, and innovative learning.
 
In Berwick Academy’s Lower School you can expect:
  • Close parent-teacher relationships and open communication
  • Healthy social dynamics
  • Social Emotional learning that creates a sense of kindness, honesty, and readiness to learn
  • Individualized experiences for every student
  • Nature-based education on our beautiful 72-acre campus
  • Development of language skills in Mandarin and Spanish beginning at age 3
  • Opportunities to learn coding, robotics, and other specialty subjects
  • Nurturing community that fosters curiosity, creativity, and character
“Being able to start a good education at an early age can’t be underestimated.” – John Chiou, parent
We would love to invite you to visit our beautiful campus, meet our faculty, and experience Berwick Academy.
 
Call Us to Schedule a Tour 207.384.6300.

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.