John Bapst Memorial High School

  • Ranked #1 in Maine by the Washington Post in 2012 and again in 2014, John Bapst is located in Bangor's Historic Broadway District, John Bapst is the state's only independent town academy that is 100% college-preparatory.
  • The school serves 500 students and offers day and boarding programs.
  • Boarding students come from Maine and from eight countries, living in homestays or dorms.
  • The cultural and economic center of its region, Bangor is a livable, lively small city in a state renowned for its natural beauty and quality of life.
  • The University of Maine and Husson University are just a few minutes away, and an hour's drive brings one to the coast, to Acadia National Park, or to Baxter State Park.
  • John Bapst School is known for its superb music and art programs.
  • Students and faculty form a supportive, friendly community with many activities for clubs and community service.
  • Leadership, citizenship, and academic excellence add up to great college placement; since 2009, John Bapst students have gone on to study at Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Dartmouth, Cornell, Penn, Johns Hopkins, Duke, Virginia Tech, George Tech, Purdue, Boston College, Boston University, UMaine (including more Pulp and Paper Scholars than any other school), Maine Maritime, Bowdoin, Colby, Bates, Middlebury, California-San Diego, Cal-Irvine, and dozens of other fine colleges and universities in the US and Canada.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Year Founded1928

Student Body

Total Students513 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
13%
State avg.: 11%
Students by GradeJohn Bapst Memorial High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers35 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio15:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
60%
Average Class Size17 students
Number of AP Courses17 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP Biology, AP Calculus, AP Chemistry, AP Chinese, AP Comparative Government, AP Computer Science, AP English Language, AP English Literature, AP European History, AP French, AP Human Geography, AP Latin, AP Physics, AP Spanish, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art, AP United States History
Average SAT score1210
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineMar. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$10,460
Tuition NotesFor publicly supported students from Maine towns with school choice, tuition is set by the state at just over $9,000 and paid by the towns.
% on Financial Aid
5%
Average Financial Aid Grant$3,000
Acceptance Rate
75%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorBeth Campbell
Admissions AssociateKaren Bender

Sports

Total Sports Offered16 sports
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Diving, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Nordic Skiing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and FieldAlpine SkiingBaseball,
BasketballCheering,
Cross CountryDiving,
Field HockeyFootball,
GolfIce Hockey,
Nordic SkiingSoccer,
SoftballSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.24 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Art Club, Band Council, Chamber Ensemble, Chess Team, Chorale Council, Civil Rights Team, Fall Drama, International Club, Jazz "Improv" Club, Jazz Combo, JB Peppers, Junior Classical League (JCL), Key Club, Literary Magazine, Math Team, National Honor Society (NHS), Outing Club, Photography Club, Sailing Club, Spring Musical, Student Environmental Action Club, Student Senate, Tai Chi Club, Yearbook

School Notes

  • John Bapst - A Tradition of Excellence in the Beautiful State of Maine
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  • East Burke
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    Burke Mountain Academy Photo
    Special Program Emphasis
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    156.5 miles
    60 Alpine Ln
    East Burke, VT 05832
    (802)427-8013
    156.5 8-12
    64
  • Manchester
    Grades: 9-12 | 665 students
    242.3 miles
    57 Seminary Ave PO Box 498
    Manchester, VT 05254
    (802)362-1775
    242.3 9-12
    665
  • Putney
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    The Greenwood School Photo - During the afternoon and on weekends Greenwood boys relax and recharge from academic demands by participating in many outdoor activities including fishing and canoeing at the pond; swimming at a nearby swimming hole; hiking and mountain biking on campus trails; skateboarding and biking at our own skate park.
    Special Education School
    Grades: 6-12
    219.9 miles
    14 Greenwood Lane
    Putney, VT 05346
    (802)387-4545
    219.9 6-12
    n/a
  • Lyndon Center
    Grades: 9-12 | 594 students
    160.6 miles
    P.O. Box 127, 168 Institute Circle
    Lyndon Center, VT 05850
    (844)277-1645
    160.6 9-12
    594
  • Stowe
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    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: 8-12 | 36 students
    194.7 miles
    Po Box 3269
    Stowe, VT 05672
    (802)253-7409
    194.7 8-12
    36

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