Berwick Academy

     Tel: (207)384-2164
Grades: PK - 12 | 589 students
Berwick Academy was founded in 1791 to promote "Virtue and useful knowledge among the rising generations." For over 200 years the Academy has pursued its mission through a classical education of the whole person.
We prepare students to prosper academically in college and to enjoy an enduring commitment to the life of the mind.
We teach the creative process of the arts emphasizing performance and exhibition.
We promote athletic and physical development within an ethic of sportsmanship.
We nurture strength of character, individual responsibility, and a commitment to the common good.
Berwick students, teachers, and families comprise a community of learners that instills the ethic of personal excellence.
The Academy is one school with three divisions each designed to broaden and deepen the foundations of virtue and knowledge for the continuing development of each student's potential.
We take pride in our students' accomplishments and unabashedly sing their praises to the "Hilltop." The goal of "giving one's best" is at the core of our mission.
Whether the challenge is found in the classroom, on stage, or on the playing field, the Berwick community joins together in preparing students to become valuable contributors for future years.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Other school association(s)
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Year Founded 1791

Student Body

Total Students 589 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 5%
State avg.: 10%
Students by Grade Berwick Academy Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 68 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 38%
Average Class Size 12 students
Number of AP Courses 12 courses
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(collared shirts, no jeans, modest attire for girls)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $23,250
Tuition Notes Upper School tuition is $23250
% on Financial Aid 23%
Average Financial Aid Grant $10,000
Acceptance Rate 70%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Diane M. Field
Admissions Associate Tim Platt

Sports

Total Sports Offered 14 sports
Sports Alpine Skiing, Ballet, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, TennisAlpine SkiingBallet,
BaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryDance,
Field HockeyGolf,
Ice HockeyLacrosse,
SoccerSoftball,
SwimmingTennis,

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Seacoast Christian School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Seacoast Christian School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Childlight Montessori School (0.9 miles away)
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  • South BerwickSeacoast Christian School
      (Christian)
    336 Main Street
    South BerwickME03908
    (207)384-5759
      (Christian)
    0.5 mi | 176 students | Gr. K-12                      
  • BerwickChildlight Montessori School
    Montessori School
    395 Portland St
    BerwickME03901
    (207)384-0153
    Montessori School
    0.9 mi | 36 students | Gr. PK-KG                      
  • SomersworthStrafford Learning Center - John Powers School
    Special Education School  (Non-sectarian)
    317 Main St
    SomersworthNH03878
    (603)692-4411
    Special Education School  (Non-sectarian)
    3.1 mi | 33 students | Gr. 1-12                      
  • DoverWentworth-douglass Hosp Early Learning @ The Works
    Daycare / Preschool
    789 Central Ave
    DoverNH03820
    (603)740-2630
    Daycare / Preschool
    3.7 mi | 144 students | Gr. K                      
  • SomersworthSomersworth Early Learning Cen
    Daycare / Preschool  (Non-sectarian)
    15 Bartlett Ave
    SomersworthNH03878
    (603)692-2081
    Daycare / Preschool  (Non-sectarian)
    3.9 mi | 93 students | Gr. PK-KG                      

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