Why is The Berwick Fund necessary?

Berwick Academy is an independent school, therefore, it does not receive any state or federal funding. The School relies entirely on tuition dollars, draw from the School’s endowment, and charitable donations from the community to educate our students and provide the incredible faculty and programs that make Berwick so great. Additionally, and true to most independent schools, tuition does not cover entire cost of educating our students, hence the need for additional philanthropic support. Every Berwick student is subsidized by at least $2,500 through charitable contributions to the School, regardless of any financial aid received.
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.