Lee Academy was founded in 1845 by strong-minded people who were determined to provide an educational institution for the growing region.
We began as a school to train teachers for the many rural schools that dotted the countryside of eastern interior Maine.
The traditions of academic excellence, attention to the needs of the individual student, and a knowledge of our importance to the region have guided the school in its changes and growth.
Our classes, our guidance philosophy and our daily schedule are all designed to provide a course of study that is interesting, challenging, and uniquely "you".
We work closely with every student to develop an academic program that instills self-confidence, brings new knowledge, prepares the student for college and allows the student to develop the skills that are essential for economic success in the world and personal fulfillment in life.
Quick Stats (2023)
- Top Ranked ME School
- Grades: 9-12
- Enrollment: 179 students
- Yearly Tuition: $32,000
- Application Deadline: None / Rolling
- Source: Verified school update
Lee Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Maine for:
School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Offers Post-Graduate Year
Summer School Offered
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 15%
Students by Grade
Academics and Faculty
Total Classroom Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
Number of AP Courses
List of Courses Offered
AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP English Comp, AP English Lit, AP Environmental Science, AP Government, AP Macro Economics, AP Physicis, AP Psychology, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art/Design, AP Studio Art/Drawing, AP U S History
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Tuition and Acceptance Rate
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Base tuition room and board. Figure does not include incidental fees.
Total Sports Offered
Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
After school activities which rotate seasonally, Community Service Club, Drama Club, French Club, Intermural basketball, National Honor Society, Student Council
Source: Verified school update
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Lee Academy cost?
Lee Academy's tuition is approximately $32,000 for private students.
What sports does Lee Academy offer?
Lee Academy offers 9 interscholastic sports: Alpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Softball and Tennis.
What is Lee Academy's ranking?
Lee Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Maine for: Highest percentage of students of color and Largest student body.
When is the application deadline for Lee Academy?
The application deadline for Lee Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
View the Lee Academy yearly calendar below. Note key dates such as:
Early Release Day/ Last Day of School/ End of Semester 2
June 08, 2023 (Thursday)
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