Fryeburg Academy is an independent secondary school that serves a diverse population of local day students and boarding students from across the nation and around the world.
The Academy believes that a strong school community provides the best conditions for learning and growth.
Therefore, we strive to create a supportive school environment that promotes respect, tolerance, and cooperation, and prepares students for responsible citizenship.
Within this context, the Academy's challenging and comprehensive academic program, enriched by a varied co-curriculum provides the knowledge and skills necessary for success in higher education and the workplace.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked ME School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 598 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $50,500
  • Acceptance rate: 68%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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Fryeburg Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Maine for:

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
Yes
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1792
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
598 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
14%
State avg.: 13%
Students by Grade
Fryeburg Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
62 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
60%
Average Class Size
15 students
Number of AP Courses
18 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Advanced Latin, Advanced Placement Biology, Advanced Placement Calculus AB, Advanced Placement Calculus BC, Advanced Placement Chemistry, Advanced Placement Computer AB, Advanced Placement English Language and Composition, Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition, Advanced Placement Environmental Science, Advanced Placement French Language, Advanced Placement Modern European History, Advanced Placement Music Theory, Advanced Placement Physics, Advanced Placement Spanish Language, Advanced Placement Statistics, Advanced Placement United States History, History 101/102, Organic Chemistry
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Formal

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
% on Financial Aid
43%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$24,575
Acceptance Rate
68%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Joseph Manning
Admissions Associate
Christina DiPietro
Endowment Size
$35 million

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
45 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Admission Tour Guides, All School Play, Art Club, Big Band, Birth of the Cool Combo, Chorus, Climbing Club, Dorm Prefects, Eklektic Jazz Choir, Environment Club, Film Making Club, Fine Arts Club, French Club, Fryeburg Academy Community Endeavors, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Health Club Membership, Ice Skating, Interact Club, International Club, Intramural Sports, Jazz Club, Latin Club, Math Team, Microbiology Club, National Honor Society, One Act Play, Outdoor Club, Peer Tutoring, Photography, Ping Pong Club, Robotics Club, Rock Band, School Musical, School Newspaper, Sculpting, Seven Steps Combo, Spanish Club, Speaking Partners Program, Student Council, Theater, Ultimate Frisbee, Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Woodworking, Yearkbook, Yoga

School Notes

  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • David Rohde - New York Times investigative journalist
    • Rufus Porter - painter and founder of Scientific American
    • Spaulding Gray - actor and playwright
    • Marcus Nash - U.S. olympic nordic ski racer
    • James Farrington - US representative from New Hampshire (1828-1831)
Source: Verified school update

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked ME School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 598 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $50,500
  • Acceptance rate: 68%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Maine is $14,845 for elementary schools and $29,970 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Maine is 74% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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