Admission

Why Berwick?

One of the best and most frequently asked questions we hear is: "Why Berwick Academy?" We love when prospective families ask us this question because it highlights their desire to find a school that will be the best fit for their child and their family. Here are four reasons why we believe in Berwick Academy as a school and community.

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  • Our Mission & Core Values

    The work we do at Berwick Academy is driven by our mission of promoting virtue and useful knowledge, and is guided by the core values we share: Excellence, Integrity, Stretching through Engagement, and Balance. At Berwick, our Mission and Core Values are not merely words, but rather the rudder which steers the decisions we make and the cultural DNA that defines who we are as a community.
  • Our Faculty

    Great schools have amazing faculty members. At Berwick Academy, our teachers are educators who instill a passion for learning, inspire personal excellence in their students, and create an environment which is challenging yet nurturing. Our teachers set us apart because they are able to give their students personalized attention, allowing them to get to know their students incredibly well. 
  • Our Authentic PK-12 Community

    Our Pre-K through 12 school is an authentic place that connects families from 85 communities in three states and several countries. Cross-divisional connections and relationships are formed between students, faculty, and parents from all grade levels and the school-wide energy can be felt as you step foot onto our campus.
  • Our Programs

    Our program balances tradition with innovation and prepares students to meet the rigors of college and enter the world with a stronger sense of purpose and integrity. At all grade levels, we are commited to a student-centered approach, giving our students ownership of their learning with the guidance of their teachers. This ownership fosters a love of learning, deeper engagement, and the ability to discover and explore passions.

Brit '20

I love the tight-knit community here. Teachers genuinely care about their students. Berwick is just a wonderful place to go to school everyday. 

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Take a Tour

Visit classes in action and observe firsthand how students and faculty collaborate. Most importantly, feel the dynamic environment that is created when students are on their journey of self-discovery. While gaining inspiration and knowledge, Berwick students acquire the confidence to enrich the life of the Berwick community and beyond.

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At a Glance

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  • 1791

    Established
  • 80

    Acre Campus
  • 25

    Bus Stops in MA, ME, NH
  • 75

    Completed student IPs last year
  • 604

    Total Enrollment
  • 85

    Communities represented
  • 1

    Just over one hour north of Boston
  • 8:1

    Student-Teacher Ratio
  • 40%

    Approximate percentage of students receiving financial aid
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.