Berwick Academy

     Tel: (207)384-2164
Grades: PK - 12 | 589 students
Berwick Academy is Maine's oldest, independent Pre-K through Post Graduate private school.
Our community is dynamic, offering challenging academics, competitive athletics, and creative arts programs.
Members of the community operate within a context of caring and respect as we pursue our quest for "useful knowledge" as "one school with three divisions." Students and faculty are encouraged to expand their horizons by balancing academics with athletic, dramatic, and musical options.
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
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
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


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,
Cross CountryDance,
Field HockeyGolf,
Ice HockeyLacrosse,

School Notes:

Berwick Academy Core Values:
Berwick Academy constituents participate in a quest for balance that fundamentally defines our sense of community. We exist in a spiraling cycle of discovery, self-reflection, and growth. While each community member’s individualized journey towards this value is a personal work in progress, we share a common appreciation of the tensions that exist within our definition of this ideal.
Stretching through Engagement:
Berwick assumes that we all benefit from personal exploration, taking considered risks and genuinely diving into new endeavors. Community members are expected to stretch themselves in a myriad of ways.
A Community of Excellence:
“Community” and “Excellence” are two of the most cherished principles at Berwick Academy. Academic excellence is central to the Berwick experience, but our community of high standards expects all constituents to be in a process of striving for their personal best in all areas of school life.
Commitment to Integrity:
Being a member of the Berwick community requires a deeply held commitment to being a person of character and to continually refining one’s ethical understanding of the world.

Profile last updated: 04/02/2015

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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