Clubs and Activities

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 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.
 
Chemistry Club is the place for students who are interested in gaining a better understanding of chemistry. Members get together to talk about relevant topics in chemistry.
 
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.
 
E-Sports Club welcomes anyone with an interest in organized video game competitions. Members get together to discuss and learn strategies used by professional eSports competitors.
 
Girls for Change aims to provide better education for Berwick students of modern-day feminism through discussion-based activities. Members consider themselves gender equality activists who want to educate others on women’s rights and give awareness of the struggles that women from different places face. The club is hoping to have local feminist activists or speakers come to Berwick to discuss various topics in feminism.  

Members of Green Alliance actively promote ecological restoration in the Berwick community. They work to ensure that our environment remain clean and healthy for the community. Members have the opportunity to take on various environmental projects and go on field trips.

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.
 
Media Club
 
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).
 
The Mountain Biking Club provides a place for any cycling and mountain biking (MTB) enthusiasts a place to meet, talk, and ride together. Members will have MTB meetups at nearby trails on the weekends and a possibility of having a group ride at highland MTB park. The club hopes to make it a school team in the future.
 
Newspaper staff consists of students who are interested in journalism and want to explore their journalistic abilities. Newspaper connects the Berwick community by becoming a platform for student opinions and event updates/stories from all three divisions.
 
Outdoor Club provides an opportunity for students to try new activities out in nature and have fun with their friends in a relaxed, yet safe environment. Through Outdoor Club, students can also earn credits while being outside and enjoying the beauty of New England. Numerous outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, canoeing, fishing, and many more are available throughout the year.
 
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.
 
Members of The Peer Tutor Leadership club share the interest to help other students in the community who need support in coursework across the curriculum. Qualified tenth, eleventh, and twelfth graders meet with other students during their free time to help them better understand the subjects that challenge them.
 
The Ping Pong Club at Berwick uses ping pong as a way to relax and relieve stress. Members meet once a week where they can socialize and have fun with other students.
 
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.
 
Ski Club is designed for people who are interested in learning how to ski or skiers who want to improve their techniques. The goal of the club is to use ski as a way for everyone to have fun while becoming a better skier. Members take a trip to Gunstock and attend Warren Miller screening at the Music Hall in Portsmouth, NH in November.

Advanced string players looking for more challenges are welcome to join String Players. Members can practice their string instruments (violin, viola, cello, and bass) in a more advanced environment and challenge themselves to be better. Performance opportunities include BPC events, concerts, and common periods throughout the year.
 
The Alliance promotes tolerance and shares information about gay youth and human rights issues.
 
As tour guides, students provide an important and valuable experience for prospective families considering grades 7-12. 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.
 
Wounded Warrior Group brings awareness of veteran issues to the community. Members plan outings to support great causes regarding our veterans in the greater Seacoast community.
 
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. 

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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.