Washington Academy

66 Cutler Road, PO Box 190,
East Machias, ME, 04630-0463
Tel: (207)255-8301
Grades: 9 - 12 | 390 students
Washington Academy is one of the oldest college preparatory schools in New England.
With more than 100 different classes, students have plenty of options to shape their studies to their interests and needs.
In addition to excellent programs in traditional studies such as Science, Mathematics, English, and World History and Culture, Washington Academy also offers unique hands-on programs such as Boat Building and Environmental Science.
Our extensive use of "nature as a classroom" sets us apart among boarding schools in Maine and New England.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades 9 - 12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded 1792

Student Body

Total Students 390 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 15%
State avg.: 8%
Students by Grade Washington Academy Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 35 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 54%
Average Class Size 16 students
Number of AP Courses 9 courses
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $32,650
% on Financial Aid 12%
Admissions Director Robin Moloff-Gautier
Admissions Associate Sherry Radeka

Sports

Total Sports Offered 13 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
FootballGolf,
SoccerSoftball,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 17 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Bowling, Chess, Culinary Arts, Dance, Envirothon, Fiber Arts, Math Team, National Honor Society, Outdoor Adventure, Robotics, STARS, Silver Quill Literary Magazine, Ski CLub, Student Council, Tri-M Honor Society, WA Players Drama Club, Water Polo Bowling, Chess, Culinary Arts, Dance, Envirothon, Fiber Arts, Math Team, Robotics, STARS, Ski CLub, Water Polo, National Honor Society,
Outdoor Adventure,
Silver Quill Literary Magazine,
Student Council,
Tri-M Honor Society,
WA Players Drama Club,

School Notes:

  • 85% of graduates go on to post-secondary programs, college or university.
  • Washington Academy sits on 65 acres with 9 major buildings.
  • WA is 2 miles from the Atlantic Ocean
  • Students provide over 500 hours of community service
  • 11 Advanced Placement courses are offered
  • 4-week summer program for English immersion, ESL
  • 100+ courses including Mandarin Chinese and Coastal Ecology
  • 15 staff and faculty members reside on campus

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Acadia Christian School (51.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Machias Valley Christian School (3.9 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Machias Valley Christian School (3.9 miles away)
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  • Machias Machias Valley Christian School
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    (207)255-3300
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    3.9  mi  |  61  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Ellsworth Acadia Christian School
    (Christian)
    171 Bar Harbor Rd
    Ellsworth , ME , 04605
    (207)664-0182
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    51.5  mi  |  96  students  |  Gr.  PK-12
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    Po Box 787
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    (207)664-1275
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School Reviews

  • Recommended July 22, 2013 - I''m an exchange student and I attempted this school in my junior year and I LOVED IT! It''s a big school in a small, safe, cozy neighborhood. The school gives you big variety of subjects and a lot of different athletics. Whenever I had any troubles the headmaster and teachers were always available to help me. Nice and small classes which makes easy to ask teachers questions, and easy for teachers to talk with every student. I''d very recommend this school to anyone! - Posted by Student/Alumni
  • Recommended December 11, 2012 - As a parent, I could not be more pleased with the education and the social environment at WA. - Posted by Parent

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