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Washington Academy

 

Boarding School Description

Washington Academy has developed a formula for success that has resulted in their student body matriculating at some of the best colleges and universities worldwide. With a faculty that is versatile enough for the academic levels of very student, Washington Academy ensures that no one is left behind when it comes to their academic and social well-being.

Boarding School Information

Website: www.washingtonacademy.org

Address: P.O. Box 190, 66 Cutler Road, East Machias

State: Maine

Phone: 207-255-8301, ext. 210

Boarding School Duration: 1792

Boarding School Category: co-ed, non-denominational

Facilities

65 acres

Activities

Washington Academy offers the following interscholastic sports: baseball, basketball, cheering, cross country, football, golf, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track & field, volleyball, and wrestling. There are also several activities and organizations on campus for students to participate in: Chorus, Guitar Ensemble, Jazz Combo, Jazz Band, Pep Band, Concert Band, Tri-M National Music Honor Society, Country Wide, District, and All-State Festivals, Weightlifting, Chess Club, The WA Players, Set Design, Stage Managers

What to expect

With one of the most trusted reputations on the east coast for preparatory schools, Washington University strives to cultivate the minds of all its students with a diverse academic curriculum that promotes excellence as well as versatility.

Thornton Academy

 

Boarding School Slogan

“Preparing students for a changing world.”

Boarding School Description

Thornton Academy is a special school unlike most, offering a total of 40 arts and media classes. From the beginning musicians to the more seasoned one, Thornton Academy allows for students to follow their passions, gain experience with their talents, and receive a unique experience unlike any they’ve had before to enable them to become the best musicians possible.

Boarding School Information

Website: www.thorntonacademy.org

Address: 438 Main Street, Saco

State: Maine

Phone: 207-282-5383

Boarding School Duration: 1811

Boarding School Category: co-ed, non-denominational

Facilities

80 acres

Activities

Thornton Academy offers 22 interscholastic sports: badminton, baseball, basketball, cheering, cross country, cycling, dance, diving, field hockey, football, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, mountain biking, snowboarding, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track & field, winter track, and wrestling. There are an additional 46 activities and organizations on campus for students to participate in: Academic Decathlon, Amnesty International, Anime Club, Archive Club, Arts Club, Carpe Diem (newspaper), Chess Club, Chinese Club, Civil Rights, Classics Club, Concert Band, Concert Choir, Creative, Dance Company, Environmental Club, French Club, Gay/Straight Alliance, German Club, Green Team, Guitar Club, Ink (literary magazine), Interact, Jazz Band, Marching Band, Math Club, National Honor Society, Orchestra, Outdoor, Outdoor Adventure Club, Peer Mediators, POP Band, Philanthropy Society, Political Science, Russian Club, Science Olympiad, Spanish Club, Speech Team, Student Council, TA Players, TA Tech, Table Top Game Club, TATV, Treble Choir, Tripod (yearbook), Ultimate Frisbee, Volunteers of America

What to expect

Students at Thornton Academy can expect to be inundated with the potential for artistic growth, wherever they seek to expand their horizons. It provides the perfect backdrop to learn about activities that they have never been exposed to before.

Maine Central Institute

 

Boarding School Slogan

“The servers, not the served.”

Boarding School Description

Maine Central Institute is known as a traditional school boasting an impressive academic curriculum as well as a vast set of extracurricular activities to nurture each student into a total person in terms of academic and social life.

Boarding School Information

Website: www.mci-school.org

Address: 295 Main Street, Pittsfield

State: Maine

Phone: 207-487-2282

Boarding School Duration: 1866

Boarding School Category: co-ed, non-denominational

Facilities

22 acres

Activities

Maine Central Institute offers 13 interscholastic sports: baseball, basketball, cheering, cross country, field hockey, football, golf, riflery, soccer, softball, tennis, track & field, and wrestling. There are an additional 27 activities and organizations on campus for students to participate in: Art Club, ballet, Ballroom Dance, Calligraphy, Chess, Creative Writing, Cultural Diversity, Drama, Fencing, French, Future Educators, Future Problem Solvers, Go Green, Gourmet Food, Jazz Combo, Key Club, Lacrosse, Magic, Maiden Voyage, Masardis, Math Team, Outdoor Adventure, Read, Write, Think, Role Playing/Game, Science/Outing, Video Production, and Vocal Jazz

What to expect

Students that matriculate at Maine central Institute can expect to receive a diverse education encompassing the best in academic excellence but also outside of the classroom. With a diverse student body and knowledgeable faculty, students are ensured some of the best instruction on the east coast.

Hyde School - Bath

 

Boarding School Slogan

“Be The Best Possible You”

Boarding School Description

Hyde School – Bath is an intricate network of both public and private schools between Bath, Maine and Woodstock, Connecticut that serves students in grades 9 through 12. The curriculum is unlike any offered anywhere else. The students are nurtured to prosper and to challenge the world that surrounds them. Another feature that other schools lack is that at Hyde Schools, the students interact fully and often with the parents and the entire school community to help them realize and then maximize their full potential.

Boarding School Information

Website: www.hyde.edu

Address: 616 High Street, Bath

State: Maine

Phone: 207-443-7101

Boarding School Duration: 1966

Boarding School Category: co-ed, non-denominational

Facilities

145 acres

Activities

Hyde School offers 11 interscholastic sports: basketball, cross country, dance, football, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis, track & field, winter track, and wrestling. There are an additional 13 activities and organizations on campus for students to participate in: Big Brother/Big Sister, Boat-building, Community Service (Habitat for Humanity, Salvation Army Christmas Party, American Red Cross Blood Drive), Mobile Food Truck, Public Speaking, Residential Dorm Captains, ropes Course, Singer-Songwriter Workshop, Tech Production, Teen Workshops, Ultimate Frisbee, Wilderness Leadership Experience, and Yearbook

What to expect

Students at Hyde School can expect to have a challenge course curriculum in addition to a multitude of social and athletic programs to choose from. Special features on campus include the Student Cultural Center, the Spiritual Center, an all-weather track, and several playing courts.

Gould Academy

Boarding School Slogan

“Live Free, or Die on One of our Really Tall Mountains”

Boarding School Description

Known for its widely diverse academic and social itinerary for its students, Gould Academy is acclaimed for helping to mold elite students from the classroom to all areas of life. Upon graduation, students at Gould Academy are more than ready and able to carry on in the highest capacity at some of the world’s most prestigious colleges and universities.

Boarding School Information

Website: www.gouldacademy.org

Address: P.O. Box 860, Bethel

State: Maine

Phone: 207-824-7777

Boarding School Duration: 1836

Boarding School Category: co-ed, non-denominational

Facilities

456 acres

Activities

Gould Academy offers 16 interscholastic sports: alpine skiing, baseball, basketball, cross country, cycling, equestrian, field hockey, freestyle skiing, golf, lacrosse, mountain biking, Nordic skiing, snowboarding, soccer, softball, and tennis. There are an additional 12 activities and organizations on campus for students to participate in: Drama, Farm and Forest, On-Snow instructing Program, Outing Club, Polar Bear Club, Recreational Club, Recreational Skiing, Recreational Snowboarding, Rock Climbing, Skateboarding, Strength Training, Winter Emergency Care, and Yearbook.

What to expect

Students that matriculate at Gould Academy can expect to receive a dearth of knowledge from the rigorous academic programming as well as some of the most insightful and effective teachers available on the east coast. Their mission statement is clear: to teach problem solving and advancing students’ social maturity with a wide range of activities for them to participate in.

Fryeburg Academy

 

Boarding School Slogan

“Service Above Self”

Boarding School Description

Fryeburg Academy is a preparatory school that boats one of the most diverse of its kind in the United States and in the world. With a strong sense of community fostered on campus and nurturing for all of its students, the academy is devoted to seeing all of its students strive for excellence inside the classroom and in all endeavors.

Boarding School Information

Website: www.fryeburgacademy.org

Address: 745 Main Street, Fryeburg

State: Maine

Phone: 207-935-2013

Boarding School Duration: 1792

Boarding School Category: co-ed, non-denominational

Facilities

35 acres

Activities

Fryeburg Academy offers 19 interscholastic sports: alpine skiing, baseball, basketball, cheering, cross country, cycling, field hockey, football, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, mountain biking, nordic skiing, soccer, softball, tennis, track & field, winter track, and wrestling. There are an additional 43 activities and organizations on campus for students to participate in:  Admissions Tour Guides, All School Play, Art Club, Big Band, Birth of the Cool Combo, Chorus, Climbing Club, Dorm Council, Eklektic Jazz Choir, Environmental Club, Filmmaking, Fine Arts Festival, French Club, Fryeburg Academy Community Endeavors, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Health Club Membership, Ice Skating, Interact, International Club, Intramural Basketball, Jazz Band, Latin Club, Math Team, National Honor Society, One Act Play, Outdoor Club, Peer Tutoring, Photography, Ping-Pong Club, Rock Band, School Musical, School Newspaper, Sculpting, Seven Steps Combo, Spanish Club, Speaking Partners Program, Student Council, Theater, Student Council, Theater, Ultimate Frisbee, Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Woodworking, Yearbook, and Yoga

What to expect

An additional bonus to matriculating at Fryeburg is the backdrop against the White Mountains, where students can enjoy nature at its fullest.

Foxcroft Academy

 

Boarding School Slogan

“Knowledge is Power”

Boarding School Description

Located in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine, Foxcroft Academy is a boarding school with a curriculum that includes ten Advanced Placement courses to prepare students for the rigors of academia in some of the world’s most prestigious colleges and universities. In addition to their academic offerings, the academy also boasts a multitude of visual and performance arts courses as well as instruction in technical education to ensure that all of their students become well-grounded, capable, and competent students ready to take on the world.

Boarding School Information

Website: www.foxcroftacademy.org

Address: 975 West Main Street, Dover-Foxcroft

State: Maine

Phone: 207-564-8664

Boarding School Duration: 1823

Boarding School Category: co-ed, non-denominational

Facilities

150 acres

Activities

Foxcroft Academy offers 15 interscholastic sports: baseball, basketball, cheering, cross country, diving, field hockey, football, golf, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track & field, winter track, and wrestling. There are also a number of activities and organizations on campus for students to participate in.

What to expect

Since it is located in a rural town in the northeast, Foxcroft Academy is also a perfect haven for winter sports, where skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, and snowmobiling are just some of the sports available for students to enjoy. Boarding students have four residential-style dormitories to choose from which include all the conveniences they have at home, including Internet capability.

Bridgton Academy

 

Boarding School Slogan

“The Year That Makes The Difference”

Boarding School Description

For well over two centuries, Bridgton Academy has held the distinction of being the only preparatory school in America to offer an exclusive one year postgraduate year for young men as a bridge between high school and the future of college and university life. Their mission is to forge strong young men that are capable across the board – from their academic skills to their leadership abilities to the self-confidence required to become the best that they can be. In one year, Bridgton forges young men ready to take on university expectations and the world.

Boarding School Information

Website: www.bridgtonacademy.org

Address: P.O. Box 292, North Bridgton

State: Maine

Phone: 207-647-3322

Boarding School Duration:

Boarding School Category: co-ed (by day), non-denominational

Facilities

50 acres

Activities

Bridgton Academy offers ten interscholastic sports: alpine skiing, baseball, basketball, football, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, rugby, soccer, and tennis. There are an additional nine activities and organizations on campus for students to participate in: Big Brothers, Diversity Club, Newspaper, Outing Club, Peer Tutoring, Student Government, Student Publications, Weightlifting, and Yearbook.

What to expect

Students at Bridgton can expect to be put to the test within the classroom, surrounded by other students that are seeking to achieve the highest possible and get the most out of their one year before heading off to the college or university of their choice.

Oakdale Christian Academy

 

Boarding School Slogan

“Above and Beyond”

Boarding School Description

Oakdale is a small preparatory school located in Jackson that centers on providing a quality, full, and rigorous educational program for its students. Their mission is for every student to develop a love of learning, a sense of community and to uphold their faith in God.

Boarding School Information

Website: www.oakdalechristian.org

Address: 5801 Beatyville Road, Jackson

State: Kentucky

Phone: 606-666-5422 ext. 102

Boarding School Duration: 1921

Boarding School Category: co-ed, Christian

Facilities

12 acres

Activities

Oakdale Christian Academy offers two interscholastic sports: basketball and volleyball. There are an additional five extracurricular activities and organizations on campus for students to participate in: Christian Life Groups, Outdoor Recreation, Peer leadership, Praise & Worship Band, and Recreational Games.

What to expect

Oakdale Christian Academy is comprised of only 50 students, but within this student body, nearly all 50 states are represented across a wide range of socioeconomic, religious, cultural, and family backgrounds. A fifth of the students are minorities, exposing all students to the lives of those that do not resemble them at an early age. One of the greatest advantages of Oakdale is its relative affordability in comparison to other private schools.  The academy has been recognized for being less than half than other private boarding schools of similar standing. As the national average continues to climb, Oakdale remains relatively the same for the last few years for enrollment fees.

St. John’s Military School

 

Boarding School Slogan

“Leadership Through Excellence”

Boarding School Description

For well over a century, St. John’s Military School has dedicated its institution into developing young men of character, ambition, and intellect. The core objective of the school is to provide an environment that breeds success, happiness, and a sense of fulfillment. Their extensive academic course load, combined with personal development and social activities offered on campus, ensure that all students leave as well-rounded individuals.

Boarding School Information

Website: www.sjms.org

Address:  P.O. Box 5020, Salina

State: Kansas

Phone: 866-704-5294

Boarding School Duration: 1887

Boarding School Category: all-boys, Episcopal

Facilities

35 acres

Activities

St. John’s Military School offers 12 interscholastic sports: baseball, basketball, drill team, fencing, football, golf, indoor soccer, marksmanship, riflery, soccer, tennis, and wrestling. There are an additional 10 activities and organizations on campus for students to participate in: Boy Scouts, Cadet Patrol, Chapel Choir, Chapter Council, Civil Air Patrol, Color Guard, Honor Guard, Paintball, Scuba Club, Tae Kwon Do

What to expect

At St. John’s Military School, a cadet’s personality and strengths are noted and explored to their fullest. The faculty and staff are there to provide students with the best possible direction available to maximize their full potential. Represented by 26 different states and several foreign countries, students are even further exposed to a unique experience of multi-culturalism.