• Berwick
The arts program at Berwick Academy comprises a variety of meaningful experiences and opportunities in both “performance and exhibition.”  All students are encouraged to participate, no matter their skill level, because knowledge of the arts is beneficial to the whole child and requires taking healthy risks. Their hard work culminates in music recitals and art exhibitions for family and friends to enjoy on campus, as well as at local, state, and national levels to enhance the personal experience and bring an appreciation for national recognition of the Berwick community.

Berwick artists take risks and stretch themselves by exploring a new artistic medium, learning to play a new instrument, or performing on stage for the first time. Faculty and students collaborate to create an environment that fosters the confidence to perform and exhibit, while also establishing a supportive network to navigate individual growth.

Program Director

List of 12 members.

  • Mr. Seth "Seth" Hurd 

    Dir. of Visual & Performing Arts, Director of Data Management, Arts Pathways Coordinator (Music)
    Berwick Academy
    University of New Hampshire - Bachelor of Music
    University of Phoenix - M.A.O.M.
  • Ms. Raegan "Raegan" Russell 

    Visual Art Department Chair, US Art, Arts Pathways Coordinator (Visual), Set Design
    Boston University, College of Fine Arts - BFA/MFA
  • Ms. Stephanie "Stephanie" Sanders 

    Performing Arts Department Chair, Director of Bands, comp/songwriting, theory, eMusic, music survey,
    Wayne State College - Bachelor of Fine Arts in Education (B.F.A.E.) Instrumental Music Endorsement
    Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) - Master of Science in Music Technology (MSMT)
  • Mr. Benjamin "Ben" Baldwin 

    MS African Music, US African Music, US Jazz Band
    Wesleyan - BA
  • Ms. Naomi "Naomi" Ellsworth 

    University of Maine - Bachelor's
  • Ms. Teaya "Teaya" Fitzgerald 

    Skidmore College - BS
    Lesley University - M. Ed
  • Mr. Edward "Chip" Harding 

    Applied Music Coordinator, MS Guitar Ensemble, acoustic and electric guitar
    Lesley University - B.A.
  • Ms. Jennifer "Jenny" Letendre 

  • Mrs. Sasha "Sasha" Malone 

    Director of Dance, Arts Pathways Coordinator (Dance), Theater Technology Faculty
    Long Island University - B.F.A.
    Mills College
  • Ms. Cathy "Cathy" O'Brien 

    University of New Hampshire - BA
  • Ms. Hevia "Hevia" Paxson 

  • Mr. Christopher "Chris" Ryan 


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.