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Academics

Fourth Grade

Essential Question:
What must one have in order to explore the unknown and to take the risks involved in the discovery of new things?

Skills and Enduring Understandings:
Fourth grade teachers reap the benefits of teaching children who have gained a passion for learning by virtue of being nurtured and supported through the lower grades. At the fourth grade level, we have developed an integrated curriculum focused on our carefully chosen class books which are read, shared, and discussed as a whole group.

Our year begins with a focus on wellness, accepting differences, and making good choices, which continues throughout the year. Being at the “top” of the lower school, our students practice supportive leadership skills through our Ambassador Program. Fourth grade offers a critically important experience which fosters the development of confident people and independent learners ready to take on their next step to middle school.

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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.