Thornton Academy

Founded in 1811 and located in beautiful, coastal Saco, Maine, Thornton Academy prepares students in 6-12th grade for life in a changing world.
A rigorous and broad-based program of academic, arts and athletic opportunities challenges students to reach their potential in readiness for lifelong learning and productive participation in our dynamic world.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Other school association(s)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades 6-12
Year Founded 1811

Student Body

Total Students 1455 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
7%
State avg.: 10%
Students by Grade Thornton Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 122 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1
National avg.: 13:1
Number of AP Courses 23 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Chinese, Computer Science A, Environmental Science, European History, French, Human Geography, Language and Composition, Music Theory, Physics, Physics C, Spanish, Statistics, Studio Art, US History,
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $12,500
Admissions Director Abigail Gagnon
Admissions Associate Megan Theberge

Sports

Total Sports Offered 28 sports
Sports Badminton, Ballet, Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Cycling, Dance, Diving, Field Hockey, Flag Football, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Indoor Soccer, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Paddle Tennis, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Weightlifting, Winter TrackBadmintonBallet,
BaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
CyclingDance,
DivingField Hockey,
Flag FootballFootball,
GolfIce Hockey,
Indoor SoccerLacrosse,
Mountain BikingPaddle Tennis,
SnowboardingSoccer,
SoftballSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
Ultimate FrisbeeVolleyball,
WeightliftingWinter Track,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 38 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Action, Amnesty, Anime, Art, Big, Chorus, Classics, Cycling, Dance, Debate, Environmental, Equestrian Team, French, GSTA, Game, German, Horseback Riding, INK, INTERACT, Jazz, Math, National, Orchestra, Pep, Pink, RSVP, Science, Ski, Spanish, Speech, Student, Student, TA, TA, TATV, Table, Treble, Tripod Action, Amnesty, Anime, Art, Big, Chorus, Classics, Cycling, Dance, Debate, Environmental, French, GSTA, Game, German, INK, INTERACT, Jazz, Math, National, Orchestra, Pep, Pink, RSVP, Science, Ski, Spanish, Speech, Student, Student, TA, TA, TATV, Table, Treble, Tripod, Equestrian Team,
Horseback Riding,

School Notes

  • Founded in 1811 and located in Saco, Thornton Academy is one of the nation`s oldest independent schools and one of the oldest public-private partnerships in the country. Thornton Academy offers a rigorous and broad-based program of academic, arts, and athletic opportunities that challenges middle and high school students to reach their potential in readiness for lifelong learning and productive participation in our dynamic world. For more information, visit www.thorntonacademy.org or call 207-282-3361
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