Erskine Academy

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  • Erskine Academy is an independent secondary school dedicated to providing all students a high quality education. Through an extensive academic program, rich and meaningful experiences, and a caring school community, the Academy develops a firm foundation in scholarship, leadership, stewardship and relationships. CORE VALUES Scholarship - A rigorous and relevant program of studies, with high standards for teaching and learning, provides students with knowledge and skills for success in high school and beyond.
  • Leadership -Through positive and active engagement in school life, students learn more about themselves, discover their gifts and talents, and mentor and motivate others to strive for excellence and put forth their best effort.
  • Stewardship -Through a culture of awareness and sense of responsibility, individuals are encouraged to enhance and preserve their communities-school, local, and global.
  • Relationships-Through mutual respect and care, the Erskine Academy community fosters a school environment that is centered on kindness, civility, and safety and that accepts and values its members for their unique characteristics and individuality.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Other school association(s)
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1883

Student Body

Total Students598 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
6%
State avg.: 9%
Students by GradeErskine Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers46 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
60%
Number of AP Courses20 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesBiology, Calculus AB, Chemistry, English Language & Composition, English Literature & Composition, Physics C, Psychology, Spanish, Statistics, Studio Arts, US History
Average SAT score512
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Students are to be decently, modestly, and appropriately dressed, with the primary responsibility for student appearance to be with the parents and the student. The school will exclude dress that is destructive or interferes with the educational process. )

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$10,000
Tuition Notes Tuition is set by the State of Maine and is calculated in December of each year.
Admissions DirectorSusan Lagasse
Endowment Size$3.1 million

Sports

Total Sports Offered14 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Winter Track, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
Field HockeyGolf,
LacrosseSoccer,
SoftballSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
Winter TrackWrestling,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.22 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
AFS Club, EA Film Club, EA Leadership Team, Friends of Rachel Club, Future Business Leaders of America Club, Gay/Straight/Transgender Alliance, HOPE (Helping Other Persevere at Erskine) Club, International Club, Leo Club, Math Team, Peer Tutors, Physics Club, Project Graduation, Prom Committee, Speech and Debate Team, Student Council, TGIF (Teens Growing in Faith) Club, TLC (Teens Leading & Learning Through Community Service), Yearbook Club, Youth in Government

Arts and Music Programs:
Pep Band, Theatre Clu

School Notes

  • Erskine Academy, an independent secondary school, is a community of students, alumni, parents, staff, administrators and trustees. This community is dedicated to providing students a quality education which will enable them to achieve their potential and realize their goals. In response to students' and communities' educational interests, we have expanded our educational programs, our support services and our extra-curricular offerings. Erskine Academy has become a premier educational institution offering a variety of opportunities for all to enjoy. Academically, Erskine Academy offers an intellectually challenging program intent on maximizing student potential by stimulating quality learning. The co-curricular activities of Erskine Academy strive to meet an additional purpose. Through a comprehensive offering of academic and athletic activities, the students of Erskine Academy are provided the means to become well-rounded, productive members of the community.
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