• Berwick
Lower School Academics
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, 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.