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Notes for Prospective Students
- Location The rural town of Dover-Foxcroft (population 5,200+)
is situated in an area that provides opportunities for skiing,
snowboarding, white water rafting, swimming, hiking, biking, ice
skating, and snowmobiling.
It is 80 miles from the Atlantic Ocean,
Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, 10 miles from the mountains and
lakes of northern Maine and 3-4 hours from Portland and
Academic Program The Academy offers a challenging
college-preparatory curriculum, including 142 course offerings
including 32 Honors Courses and 21 Advanced Placement courses.
Foxcroft Academy's math and science programs exceed national
standards and utilize state-of-the-art technology.
Foxcroft Academy's well-known humanities program understand the
culture of an era through a study of its history, literature, art,
The foreign language program includes four levels of
French, Latin, Chinese and Spanish.
In addition to the traditional
offerings, students may take courses in music composition,
web-design, art history, economics, computer-assisted drawing,
personal finance, vocational subjects, and ethics.
offers a comprehensive ESL program for the international student
who is planning for a university education.
at Foxcroft Academy is more than learning to sing or play an
Music is a science, a mental discipline, and an art.
Students are able to participate in a variety of programs and
courses of study, including orchestra and chamber ensemble, band,
jazz ensemble, select choir, and percussion ensemble.
takes place in the modern Ebersteen Art Center, where students are
engaged in everything from the study of art history to pottery and
Foxcroft Academy has 72 staff members, including 43
faculty, and a student-faculty ratio of 16:1.
The faculty is
committed to fully preparing students for college and university
University and College Counseling A long list of illustrious
names testifies to the success Foxcroft Academy graduates have
achieved in various fields, including law and medicine.
graduate was Dr.
Mary Chandler Lowell of the class of 1881, who to
this date is the only known woman anywhere in the world to have
earned the degrees of Doctor of Medicine, Bachelor of Law, and
Doctor of Jurisprudence.
Foxcroft graduates have gone on to such
prestigious institutions as Harvard University, Boston College,
Bowdoin College, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Michigan
State University, Middlebury College, Northeastern University,
Purdue University, Smith College, Emory University, UC-Berkley,
Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and Yale University.
Boarding Facilities Students are housed in one of four
residential-style dormitories, which have all modern conveniences,
including wireless Internet hookups.
Two Honors dorms opened in
August of 2008 with single rooms.
A 60 student and six faculty
apartment complex opened in June 2009 and provides housing with 2
students per room.
Most recently, a 36 student and four faculty
apartment dormitory was completed (2012).
On school nights,
structured study sessions take place between 7:00 p.m.
p.m., with lights out by 11:00.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are
provided seven days a week in the student dining hall, which
features a grill with a wide selection of food to choose from.
few students are placed with host families who live in proximity to
Athletics Foxcroft Academy's commitment to excellence extends
beyond the classroom to the playing fields, where the school has a
long and proud tradition in athletics.
In recent years, the
Academy's wrestling, football, baseball, field hockey and
cross-country teams have won multiple state and regional
There are nearly thirty interscholastic sports
teams, both girls' and boys'.
All students have an opportunity to
try out for any sport they wish.
In sports like football, soccer,
swimming, track, cross-country, and tennis, everyone makes the team
at either a varsity or junior varsity level.
basketball, field hockey, and baseball carry a limited squad, but
even here, most students who try out make the team.
Extracurricular Opportunities Foxcroft provides a rich
environment—one that is intellectually challenging in and out
of the classroom.
The Academy offers more than twenty clubs and
student organizations, including the Latin Club, the Key Club, the
Gaming Club, the French Club, the Drama Club, and International
Other opportunities include musical theater productions,
dance ensembles, art showings, photojournalism for all programs,
theater productions and marching band.
Weekend Life On Friday nights, many interscholastic sports
teams have their games, and everyone cheers for the FA Ponies.
Saturdays are often spent skiing or snowboarding at Squaw Mountain
on Moosehead Lake or taking a trip to L.
Bean, Boston, or the
local YMCA for swimming.
Spring and early fall provide
opportunities to go to Portland, Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor,
and Sebec Lake.
An annual trip to New York City, Boston, or
Washington, D.C., is scheduled for all boarding students.
Academy encourages students to attend a few cultural events each
On-campus choices include the regionally recognized fall
musical, usually a well-known Broadway show such as Hello, Dolly!
or Fiddler on the Roof, and a fall or spring music concert.