George Stevens Academy

23 Union Street
Blue Hill, ME 04614-0461
Tel: (207)374-2808
Grades: 9-12 | 302 students
George Stevens Academy was founded in 1803 and is an independent high school in Blue Hill, Maine.
The school is located in the center of the town and is within walking distance of shops and restaurants.
Blue Hill is one of the cultural centers of Maine and is a safe, beautiful, coastal village.
GSA has two academic semesters (September - January and January - June) and offers a comprehensive, challenging curriculum.
Students who work hard at GSA are well-prepared, and many of GSA 's graduates attend top U.S. colleges and universities.
Every student at GSA receives personalized college or post-secondary counseling.
International students have the option of living either in dormitories on campus or with a local host family and are able to participate in a wide variety of afternoon and weekend activities and trips.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Other school association(s)
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Year Founded 1803

Student Body

Total Students 302 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 10%
Students by Grade George Stevens Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 31 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 15 students
Number of AP Courses 8 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Average SAT score 1525
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Home Stay: $38,900 Boarding: $38,900
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Joanna Evans


Total Sports Offered 12 sports
Sports Baseball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Golf, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Winter Track, WrestlingBaseballCheering,
Cross CountryDance,
TennisTrack and Field,
Winter TrackWrestling,

School Notes:

  • Independent Study: Every 11th and 12th grade student in good academic standing is eligible to spend two to three weeks in February and March doing a self-designed independent study research project or a professional internship. Recent ISIP projects have included legal assistance, language immersion, marketing, music composition, graphic design, architecture, desktop publishing, jewelry-making, firefighting, elementary education, and volunteering with a medical mission in Ecuador.
  • Alternative Course Contracts An Alternative Course Contract provides an opportunity for a student to take a course not offered in the regular curriculum. A student, in consultation with the Office of Student Services and a member of the GSA faculty, may design the curriculum and write a course proposal that will include a description of the course, goals and objectives, and the amount of credit to be earned.
  • Arts Festival Every spring the students and faculty at GSA spend a week celebrating the Arts. Local artists come to GSA and conduct dozens of workshops in the arts: dance, music, film, painting, poetry, creative writing, woodworking, metal-tooling, photography, and more. Students participate in arts workshops during the mornings, and enjoy all-school arts performances in the afternoons. All students are encouraged to join workshops.
  • Haystack Mentorships The Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in nearby Deer Isle offers several extraordinary opportunities for GSA students throughout the year: in the Fall, students may attend a three-day intensive workshop in one of six arts disciplines: blacksmithing, metals, quilts, clay, printmaking, and wood sculpture. In the spring, Haystack artists offer Saturday "mentorship" programs.

Profile last updated: 11/24/2015

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Blue Hill Harbor School (2.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is The Bay School (2.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is The Bay School (2.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Blue Hill
    Blue Hill Harbor School
    Alternative School
    Grades: 9-12 | 14 students
    2.2 miles
    8 Mill Street, PO Box 1629
    Blue Hill, ME 04614
  • Blue Hill
    The Bay School
    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: NS-8 | 112 students
    2.2 miles
    P.O. Box 950
    Blue Hill, ME 04614
  • Sedgwick
    Peninsula Montessori
    Montessori School
    Grades: K | 19 students
    3.8 miles
    274 Sedgwick Ridge Rd
    Sedgwick, ME 04676
  • Ellsworth
    Graham Lake School
    Special Education School
    Grades: 5-12 | 24 students
    10.3 miles
    Po Box 787
    Ellsworth, ME 04605
  • Ellsworth
    Grades: PK-12 | 96 students
    12.4 miles
    171 Bar Harbor Rd
    Ellsworth, ME 04605

School Reviews

Please take the time to quickly read this. This review doesn''t come from the government or anything like that in the sort, it comes from a junior in this high school. I am literally PROUD to say I go to George stevens academy! Now some people make think I''m an honors student, which isn''t the case I''m half honors half CP classes. To be frank, this school is one of the best, most vibrant, most teacher interactive, most safe, kind, understanding, prospecting school you will ever see. Sure it''s small and a bit shabby on the outside; but what you find in the teachers is like nothing in the world. You are given so many options to choose and work with, there is even a steel band as you saw which I myself am a strong supporting member of! Just please, if your child wants freedom to achieve without being judged or wants to be part of the school NOT just there; or even is looking for something a tinyyyy bit deeper in which you are connected by your soul not just your brain. I recommend this school to the highest degree! Please please please come and visit, you will be greeted with warm welcoming hearts from both teachers and students.
- Posted by Student/Alumni, 02/09/14

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