Berwick Academy Math Departmental Vision
Berwick Academy math faculty are committed to preparing students for successful roles in an ever-changing society through curriculum, instruction, and assessment that is dynamic, intellectually challenging, and attentive to the diverse needs of students. Students use problem solving, reasoning skills, creativity, and collaborative skills to be critical thinkers able to make sense of the world.
The math and computer science programs continue to build on the foundational work of the Middle School courses. We offer traditional math courses including Honors level at the Algebra 2 level and higher, and Advanced Placement offerings, as well as elective courses and Computer Programming. Additional course work is also offered for students who excel in mathematics beyond a traditional secondary program. Our options within the subject give students appropriate choices for college preparatory coursework.
Technology is integrated into math classes to enhance instruction and the learning of concepts. Students looking for ways to use their skills and explore beyond the classroom are encouraged to participate in the Upper School Math or Robotics Teams, and/or apply their specialized interests to a Berwick Innovation Project.
Faculty are committed to growth and self-reflection and model these for students, who in turn, are able to reflect on their own learning and growth. While we are committed to preparing students for mathematical success in college, we are equally committed to preparing our students to problem solve, take mathematical risks and think critically through every endeavor they encounter. We believe the study of mathematics fosters the development of logical reasoning, attention to detail, and ability to make abstractions, skills that apply to multiple disciplines and life skills.