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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 2017-18

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

Pre-Kindergarten – $7,680
(half day, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.)  

Pre-Kindergarten – $10,950 (extended day – optional, 8 a.m. – 3:05 p.m.)


Grades 1 to 4 – $25,270

Grades 5 to 8 – $30,320

Grades 9 to PG – $36,330

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  • Affording an Independent School Education

    Thursday, November 2 at 6:30 p.m.

    Join us for an information session on how the financial aid process works at independent schools and what steps you must take to apply. Get tips on completing the application accurately and on time. Hear how schools determine your eligibility and consider your special circumstances. RSVP to Colleen Meader at cmeader@berwickacademy.org
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Important Dates for New & Returning Families

Monday, October 2, 2017
Personal Financial Statement (PFS) opens
Thursday, November 2, 2017
Financial Aid Information Night – 6:30 p.m.
Friday, December 15, 2017
Financial Aid application due for returning students
Monday, January 15, 2018
Financial Aid application due for new students
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Admission & Financial Aid decisions for new LS & MS students
Friday, March 9, 2018
Admission & Financial Aid awards issued for new US students

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

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.