Admission

Affording Berwick

Berwick Academy’s financial aid budget of over $4.6 million reflects the school’s commitment to providing access to the best PK–12 school in the Seacoast for qualified students.
We believe that financial need should never discourage a student from inquiring about Berwick Academy or from applying for admission or financial aid. Over 40% of our students receive financial aid, and our Schleyer Scholarship program offers additional need-based support for selected students.

Berwick seeks students who embody its core values of excellence, balance, integrity, and stretching through engagement in pursuit of our mission – promoting virtue and useful knowledge for the rising generations. We also strive to be an inclusive community that values diversity and celebrates individual differences.

For more information please contact: Colleen A. Meader | Executive Assistant to the Head of School & Director of Financial Aid | (207) 384-6398 | cmeader@berwickacademy.org

Admission Events

List of 3 events.

  • Jan
    23

    Learn to Snowshoe

    Join us for a wintery snowshoe across the Berwick Academy campus and through our beautiful wooded trail system. Hot chocolate and treats will follow in the Jackson Library. Bring your own snowshoes, or borrow some from us!

    This event is free and perfect for children ages 5-10. Parents are welcome to join us. We have a limited number of adult snowshoes, please let us know if you need to borrow a pair or if you can bring your own.

    Please RSVP to admissions@berwickacademy.org or 207.384.6300
  • Jan
    23

    Pre-K Admission Play Date

    Fall 2019 prospective pre-kindergarten students are invited to join us for an observation day as part of the admissions process. We believe it is important for your child to experience our classroom, and in turn, for our teachers to observe your child and his/her fit with our educational program. While your child attends class, parents have the opportunity to learn more about Berwick Academy and meet with Head of School Jim Hamilton and Lower School Director Joel Hawes.
  • Jan
    30

    Learn to Snowshoe

    Join us for a wintery snowshoe across the Berwick Academy campus and through our beautiful wooded trail system. Hot chocolate and treats will follow in the Jackson Library. Bring your own snowshoes, or borrow some from us!

    This event is free and perfect for children ages 5-10. Parents are welcome to join us. We have a limited number of adult snowshoes, please let us know if you need to borrow a pair or if you can bring your own.

    Please RSVP to admissions@berwickacademy.org or 207.384.6300
View All Events

Tuition Rates 2018-19

Tuition is set annually and approved by Berwick's Board of Trustees. Generally, there is an annual tuition increase between 3–5%.

List of 8 items.

  • $8,300

    Pre-Kindergarten
    (half day, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
  • $11,800

    Pre-Kindergarten
    (extended day – optional, 8 a.m. – 3:05 p.m.)
  • $23,000

    Kindergarten
  • $26,000

    Grades 1 to 4
  • $31,250

    Grades 5 to 8
  • $38,500

    Grades 9 to PG
  • $49,000

    5-Day Boarding Program
  • $55,000

    7-Day Boarding Program

Schleyer Scholarship

List of 1 items.

  • Are you a Schleyer Scholar?

    In order to ensure that more students of the Seacoast are able to experience a Berwick education, we offer the Mary Z. Schleyer Scholarship in addition to the $4.2M we give in Financial Aid. This need-based scholarship provides full tuition to two new students entering ninth grade each year. Each student grant will be renewed through graduation if the student maintains an outstanding academic, social, and extra-curricular record.
    Read More
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.