George Stevens Academy

  • George Stevens Academy was founded in 1803 and is an independent high school in Blue Hill, Maine.
  • The school is located in the center of the town and is within walking distance of shops and restaurants.
  • Blue Hill is one of the cultural centers of Maine and is a safe, beautiful, coastal village.
  • GSA has two academic semesters (September - January and January - June) and offers a comprehensive, challenging curriculum.
  • Students who work hard at GSA are well-prepared, and many of GSA 's graduates attend top U.S. colleges and universities.
  • Every student at GSA receives personalized college or post-secondary counseling.
  • International students have the option of living either in dormitories on campus or with a local host family and are able to participate in a wide variety of afternoon and weekend activities and trips.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other school association(s)
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Year Founded1803

Student Body

Total Students302 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
2%
State avg.: 9%
Students by GradeGeorge Stevens Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers31 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size15 students
Number of AP Courses10 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Average SAT score1110
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesHome Stay: $38,900 Boarding: $38,900
Acceptance Rate
95%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorJoanna Evans

Sports

Total Sports Offered12 sports
SportsBaseball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Golf, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Winter Track, WrestlingBaseballCheering,
Cross CountryDance,
GolfSailing,
SoccerSoftball,
TennisTrack and Field,
Winter TrackWrestling,

School Notes

  • UNIQUE PROGRAMS
  • Independent Study: Every 11th and 12th grade student in good academic standing is eligible to spend two to three weeks in February and March doing a self-designed independent study research project or a professional internship. Recent ISIP projects have included legal assistance, language immersion, marketing, music composition, graphic design, architecture, desktop publishing, jewelry-making, firefighting, elementary education, and volunteering with a medical mission in Ecuador.
  • Alternative Course Contracts An Alternative Course Contract provides an opportunity for a student to take a course not offered in the regular curriculum. A student, in consultation with the Office of Student Services and a member of the GSA faculty, may design the curriculum and write a course proposal that will include a description of the course, goals and objectives, and the amount of credit to be earned.
  • Arts Festival Every spring the students and faculty at GSA spend a week celebrating the Arts. Local artists come to GSA and conduct dozens of workshops in the arts: dance, music, film, painting, poetry, creative writing, woodworking, metal-tooling, photography, and more. Students participate in arts workshops during the mornings, and enjoy all-school arts performances in the afternoons. All students are encouraged to join workshops.
  • Haystack Mentorships The Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in nearby Deer Isle offers several extraordinary opportunities for GSA students throughout the year: in the Fall, students may attend a three-day intensive workshop in one of six arts disciplines: blacksmithing, metals, quilts, clay, printmaking, and wood sculpture. In the spring, Haystack artists offer Saturday "mentorship" programs.

Profile last updated: 01/19/2016

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School Reviews

5  5/17/2016
Please take the time to quickly read this. This review doesn't come from the government or anything like that in the sort, it comes from a junior in this high school. I am literally PROUD to say I go to George stevens academy! Now some people make think I''m an honors student, which isn't the case I''m half honors half CP classes. To be frank, this school is one of the best, most vibrant, most teacher interactive, most safe, kind, understanding, prospecting school you will ever see. Sure it's small and a bit shabby on the outside; but what you find in the teachers is like nothing in the world. You are given so many options to choose and work with, there is even a steel band as you saw which I myself am a strong supporting member of! Just please, if your child wants freedom to achieve without being judged or wants to be part of the school NOT just there; or even is looking for something a tinyyyy bit deeper in which you are connected by your soul not just your brain. I recommend this school to the highest degree! Please please please come and visit, you will be greeted with warm welcoming hearts from both teachers and students.
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