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Berwick Academy’s financial aid budget of over $4.2 million reflects the school’s commitment to providing access to the best PK–12 school in the Seacoast for all 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

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%.

Pre-Kindergarten – $8,300
(half day, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.)  
Pre-Kindergarten – $11,800 (extended day – optional, 8 a.m. – 3:05 p.m.)
Grades 1 to 4 – $26,000
Grades 5 to 8 – $31,250
Grades 9 to PG – $38,500

Boarding Program:
5-Day $49,000
7-Day $55,000


Important Dates for New & Returning Families

Monday, October 2, 2018
Personal Financial Statement (PFS) opens
Saturday, December 15, 2018
Financial Aid application due for returning students
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Financial Aid application due for new students
Tuesday, February 14, 2019
Admission & Financial Aid decisions for new LS & MS students. Contracts due March 15, 2019.
Friday, March 8, 2019
Admission & Financial Aid awards issued for new US students. Contracts due April 10, 2019.

Serving Maine, The Seacoast of New Hampshire, and the North Shore of Massachusetts

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.