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


Address: 438 Main Street, Saco

State: Maine

Phone: 207-282-5383

Boarding School Duration: 1811

Boarding School Category: co-ed, non-denominational


80 acres


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.

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