Innovation
Berwick Innovation Center

Middle School Makerspace

Explore, Collaborate, Invent

When students invent, they take ownership of an idea. Middle School is an important time for students to embrace the design process to creatively explore ideas and solve challenging, yet fun, problems.

Rigor, Risk, and Reward

The design process allows students to experience rigor, risk, and reward while being creative and solving problems in a collaborative environment. The Middle School Makerspace at Berwick Academy offers students the opportunity to explore their passions, solve real world problems, and engage with curriculum through hands-on projects. Maker education lends itself to authentic learning experiences that students are invested in and excited about. The maker experience allows students to see concepts in action and supplies opportunities for cross-curricular connections. We are excited to provide a wide range of consumables and digital fabrication tools beside circuitry and programming kits.

Marc Small, Middle School Science

I believe that students will invent, collaborate, and persevere when they are empowered to follow their interests. The Makerspace is a judgment-free zone where students are able to act on their own curiosity and experiment playfully, thus encouraging the pursuit and application of useful knowledge.
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.