Community

Student Experience

Humility, inclusivity, authenticity

At the center of the Berwick culture is a Pre-Kindergarten through grade 12 community that fosters authentic experiences between students of all grade levels.
From the beginning we fuel a child’s innate curiosity and our culture creates a safe and inspiring place for students to follow their own intrinsic path to success. As a Pre-K through 12 school, opportunities abound for older students to be a mentor, role model, bus buddy or just a friendly face to the young people on campus. This dynamic of students of all ages interacting with one another is central to the Berwick culture. 

Lower School

The Lower School provides an important first step in the development of community-oriented experiences at Berwick Academy. In a distinctly joyful environment, our in-school and after-school experiences provide a comprehensive academic and social foundation for students and families as they begin their Berwick journey. The events and activities below provide examples of our comprehensive efforts in this important area. 

Lower School Events & Activities

Middle School

In the Middle School, we recognize that collaborating with other community members and having fun are essential to learning, and we strive to make them a regular part of our students’ experiences. In addition to all sorts of group work and engaging classroom activities, students also have the opportunity to explore new possibilities, take on leadership roles, and engage socially with their classmates and teachers. The sense of camaraderie and excitement is palpable when one enters the Middle School, and we are proud of our energy, enthusiasm, and community spirit.

Middle School Events & Activities

Upper School Events & Activities

In addition to a robust academic program, opportunities for leadership, exploration, and engagement outside of the classroom are all important aspects of the Berwick experience. Students are invited to engage in clubs, activities, and social events that occur both on and off campus. In addition to participation, they are encouraged to work in conjunction with the faculty to create vibrant experiences for expanding on and exploring a range of interests, and building a unique sense of community spirit. 

Upper School Events & Activities

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.