Former Penobscot Chief Visits Berwick Academy

On October 11, Barry Dana, former Chief of the Penobscot Nation and activist for Penobscot causes such as language revitalization, education, and environmental protection along the Penobscot River, spent time on campus, teaching Middle School students about native trees, plants, medicinal remedies, and his tribe's culture. Fourth and sixth-graders teamed up to create an incredible shelter from bark, leaves, branches, and dirt on the trails behind campus.
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.