Gould Academy

Tel: (207)824-7712
Grades: 9-12 | 256 students
Gould Academy is more than a 9- 12 independent college prep school. It’s a place where students participate actively in shaping their education by taking advantage of opportunities that extend beyond the classroom.
The result is a co-created, individualized educational experience with active mentoring through multimodal learning.
These modalities include experiential learning and international travel through Gould’s Four Point Program, partnerships with outside resources like Gould’s distance learning partnership with the Manhattan School of Music, and Gould’s IDEAS Center where students collaborate, design and build their ideas and put them into action.
At Gould students are both supported and challenged as they discover and foster their own interests in a creative and disciplined manner.
Located in Bethel, Maine, Gould students have the multiple advantages of living in a lively New England village with access to Sunday River Ski Resort.
With structured athletic on-snow programs, avenues for recreation, and opportunities to appreciate the natural world, Sunday River is an important learning venue for all students.
In an environment that values both individuality and community, Gould students earn the confidence, self-direction and capacity for global thinking that equips them for purposeful lives of active citizenship and self-defined success in our world.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 1836

Student Body

Total Students 256 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade Gould Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 10 students
Number of AP Courses 11 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, English Language, English Literature, Government Comparative, Physics, Statistics, US History,
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $53,500
Tuition Notes Day Tuition $31,000.00
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director Chris Sparks
Admissions Associate Rebecca Andreozzi


Total Sports Offered 19 sports
Sports Alpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Climbing, Cross Country, Cycling, Dance, Equestrian, Field Hockey, Freestyle Skiing, Golf, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Nordic Skiing, Rock Climbing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, TennisAlpine SkiingBaseball,
Cross CountryCycling,
Field HockeyFreestyle Skiing,
Mountain BikingNordic Skiing,
Rock ClimbingSnowboarding,

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Summit Achievement (10.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Boxberry School (6.9 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Holy Savior School (22.2 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • Norway
    Grades: K-6 | 21 students
    6.9 miles
    Po Box 2037
    Norway, ME 04268
  • Fryeburg
    Summit Achievement
    Special Education School
    Grades: 7-12 | 32 students
    10.9 miles
    69 Deer Hill Rd
    Fryeburg, ME 04037
  • Bryant Pond
    Forestdale Christian School
    (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    Grades: 1-8 | 15 students
    13.3 miles
    27 Perkins Valley Rd
    Bryant Pond, ME 04219
  • South Paris
    Grades: K-12 | 43 students
    14.5 miles
    10 E Main St
    South Paris, ME 04281
  • Bridgton
    Dodge House School
    Special Education School
    Grades: 2-9 | 9 students
    15.7 miles
    15 Wayside Ave
    Bridgton, ME 04009

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The average private school tuition in Maine is $7,648 for elementary schools and $25,942 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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