Our faculty members coordinate and supervise campus organizations and service opportunities. Listed here are some of the opportunities our students have.
A cappella provides a place for anyone who is interested in singing a variety of tunes and creating beautiful harmonies. Members sing at various events to showcase their skills. The ability to read music is helpful great but not necessary.
The Astronomy Club brings together people who are interested in learning more about astronomy and our galaxy. Members attend New England Fall Astronomy festival in October at the University of New Hampshire and host their own star parties.
Through Big and Little Buddies, seniors interact, play, and perform fun activities with our Lower School students. Seniors become mentors for these young children and support their progression. Big and Little Buddies program allows our Upper School students to cultivate a Pre-K-12 community of kindness.
With weekly meetings and two major performances a year, Drama Club gives Berwick students a theatrical outlet where they can share their passion for acting outside of classroom. Members range from veteran actors to beginners who are interested in exploring acting in a more in-depth manner.
The Investment Club seeks to instill in its members a fundamental comfort and savvy with all aspects of the business world. This is achieved through bimonthly meetings featuring both lecture and discussion based study. Areas of study include financial and business related applications of micro/macroeconomics, team competitions surrounding case studies, trading terminology and methodology, and International Finance issues. The Investment Club prides itself on welcoming anyone, from novices to veterans.
Berwick’s literary magazine, The Vernacular, is a collection and a showcase of student artistic talent. It is an outlet for anyone with a passion for art who wants to challenge themselves artistically in new ways and enjoys writing outside of English and History curriculum. The magazine publishes an issue every trimester, which includes submissions of all kinds from the Berwick community.
The Math Team members consist of math enthusiasts who are interested in practicing and/or improving their algebraic and problem solving skills outside of the traditional classroom setting.
Mock Trial offers students the opportunity to experience the courtroom and learn some of the basics of the Maine legal system. The club also gives those who are interested in becoming lawyers a real sense of what they do during a trial. Members compete in the Maine State Mock Trial competition and a few Sundays in the fall, members travel to Portland, ME to compete in a courtroom simulating a trial.
The Model United Nations is an effective forum for individual interested in current events to debate current international issues, develop skills around research and public speaking, and learn about the history and function of the United Nations. Members attend two weekend conferences to compete with other schools such as Phillips Exeter Academy (fall) and Dartmouth College (spring).
Outreach focuses on promoting volunteerism and social change in our local and global community with members who enjoy volunteering and helping others. Volunteer opportunities are available on and off campus. At Berwick, the club hosts hand-on activities such as stuffing stocking for soldiers, folding cranes for people with illnesses, and organizing fundraising events to support the club’s mission of helping others. Outside of Berwick, The club participates in events such as soup kitchens, community building events, charitable walks such as Relay for Life, Special Olympics, and fundraisers.
Peer tutors leverages to the power of the Berwick student body to help other students. Qualified 10th, 11th, and 12th graders can elect to receive training in order to become peer tutors available to help other students during free periods.
Recycling Club provides a place for students who want to preserve and protect our environment. The club recycles paper, cans, bottles, and ink cartridges every Thursday and meets to exchange and develop ideas to save the earth.
The mission of the Alliance is to educate the Berwick student body about LGBTQIA causes and issues while also promoting acceptance of LGBTQIA students at Berwick.
Student Tour Guides provide an important and valuable experience for prospective families considering grades 7-12 by facilitating tours of campus. Student Tour guides may also be asked to tour special guests to Berwick, including prospective faculty and new staff hires. Berwick tour guides are students in good academic and disciplinary standing and they are eager to represent Berwick in a positive way. Many of the tour guides attend important Berwick events such as Open House, Step-Up Day/Night, Accepted Student Night, etc.
The Wellness Club’s focus is the wellness of the Berwick community. Members strive to create new wellness initiatives in the community as well as to discuss important health and wellness topics.
The Yearbook staff is responsible for designing and writing the yearbook that features the memories and events of the year. Anyone interested in photography or wants to help organize, create, and distribute the book are welcome to join.
The Student Wellness Advising Team (SWAT) is a group of Junior and Senior students interested in the wellness of the Berwick Academy student body and who model respect and integrity in their everyday actions and interactions. Students are selected via an application and interview process annually.
The Cooking Club utilizes the test kitchen at the Walsh Wellness Center to explore various cuisines from around the world.
Members of the Chess Club meet regularly to play chess. The Chess Club also puts on chess tournaments for the Berwick student body.
The Astronomy Club hosts events and field trips for astronomy enthusiasts within the student body.
The Chinese Culture Club hosts various events and celebrations to expose the Berwick Upper School to Mandarin and Chinese culture.
The Diversity Club aims to increase dialogue in the Upper School on issues related to diversity and inclusion. Diversity Club members also attend local and national diversity and inclusion conferences.
Femmes for STEM
According to the Berwick Academy Student Government
charter, the goals of the Berwick Student Government are: to “promote strong relationships between students and faculty where a consistent and productive dialogue is maintained, encourage student participation and interest in the classroom, on the sports field, in the arts, etc and administer a platform for students to act on ideas and enact change to the Upper School student experience.” Student Government is run by the elected Student Body President and Student Life Coordinator. Each class also elects a class president and three class representatives. Any student can attend Student Government meetings.