Berwick Academy fosters a unique culture of innovation that is evident in our curriculum, classroom instruction, our nationally recognized Berwick Innovation Center, the Innovation Pursuit Program, and the Inspiration Commons facility.
The curriculum in the Middle School spans a variety of topics and subject matters with a multicultural focus. Sixth grade humanities focuses on ancient cultures from around the globe. Seventh grade world cultures works closely with science in their Global Ex project, focusing on cultural and geographic study of Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Eighth grade history explores “The American Experience” (“TAM”) through the following thematic units: Perspectives on Democracy - including an in-depth analysis of the Bill of Rights and Civil Liberties; Race, Civil Rights, and Social Justice in America; War, Trauma, and the Veterans Experience; and Industry, Innovation & Entrepreneurship - an empathy and innovation-driven unit. Finally, eighth grade ethics explores the themes of moral decision-making, ethical leadership, and appreciating difference through empathy.
The Berwick Innovation Center allows students in grades 4-12 to pursue an area of interest or passion through self-directed study with the assistance of an involved mentor. Some of the pursuits involving a multicultural or inclusive theme include: