Academics
Lower School

Explorations

The Lower School Explorations classes are special subject areas of focus offered to every student PK-4 throughout the week. Art, library, music, physical education, science, technology, and world language (Mandarin and Spanish) support and stretch student learning outside of the traditional homeroom classroom.

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  • Art

    Lower School art incorporates several layers of useful knowledge, including cultural relevance, the creative process, interdisciplinary connections, social and emotional learning, cultural competency, art history, the elements and principles of art and design, and material craftsmanship.
     
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  • Library, InfoTech

    The Library and Technology curriculum is based on a stepping stone model with skills being taught, reinforced, and expanded through project-based learning at each grade level.
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  • Music

    In the Lower School students begin with an exploration of their voices, and different types of sounds.
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  • Physical Education

    The physical education program is based on a well-rounded series of units from pre-kindergarten through fourth grade.  
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  • Science

    Students become immersed in science in the Lower School via investigative and exploratory units of study.
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  • World Languages

    The World Language program offers exposure to language instruction and cultural diversity in Mandarin Chinese and both Latin American and Castilian Spanish in Pre-Kindergarten through fourth grade.
     
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Meet the Teachers

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.