The Maine Girls' Academy

  • Located in Portland, The Maine Girls' Academy (MGA) is Maine`s only private, single-sex secondary school.
  • An independent, all-girls school, The Maine Girls` Academy educates and empowers girls to be confident thinkers, compassionate leaders, and purposeful change makers-women who will change the world.
  • MGA offers an innovative and rigorous program of study and holistic experience-fostering growth and development in mind, body, and spirit with signature threads of Leadership, Global Citizenship and E-STEAM (ethics- and arts-infused STEM curriculum).
  • The Maine Girls' Academy is accredited by the New England Association of Secondary Schools and Colleges and the State of Maine Department of Education.
  • Readers of Down East Magazine have recognized the school`s academic excellence by naming it Maine`s "Best Private School" in 2015, 2016 and 2017 affirming a vote of confidence in the school`s programming and work.

School News

  • The Maine Girls’ Academy in Portland fully transitions from McAuley - 01/10/2017 - Checking in with The Maine Girls' Academy six months after the transition to becoming an independent school and changing their name. In some ways nothing has changed; in other ways everything has changed.With the new name have come several significant gifts th...more

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Coalition of Girls
National Independent Private Schools Association
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Year Founded 2016

Student Body

Total Students 98 students
Student Body Type All-girls
% Students of Color
State avg.: 9%
Students by Grade The Maine Girls' Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 13 students
Number of AP Courses 7 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Uniform basics include our signature plaid skirt and a polo shirt.)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $17,250
Tuition Notes There is a student activity fee of $330, and students are responsible to purchase uniforms and books. For international students, there is an additional $3,485 fee.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $7,500
Admissions Director Candace Anderson-Ek
Admissions Associate Laura Genese


Total Sports Offered 13 sports
Sports Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter TrackBasketballCheering,
Cross CountryField Hockey,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
Winter Track


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 14 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Art Club, Book Club, Chorus, Civil Rights Club, Drama/Theater, GSTA, Interfaith Fellowship, International Club, Key Club, Math Team, Mock Trial, Model UN, Student Council, Yearbook Art Club, Book Club, Chorus, Drama/Theater, GSTA, Key Club, Math Team, Mock Trial, Model UN, Yearbook, Civil Rights Club,
Interfaith Fellowship,
International Club,
Student Council,

School Notes

  • The Maine Girls` Academy blends innovation with the best of tradition and bases its programming on the most recent research about how girls learn, develop and thrive.
  • Our students have become leaders in their community and in the world through a rigorous and interdisciplinary program of studyfostering growth and development in mind, body, and spirit. Academy students from all over Maine and around the world have a continued history of 100% college acceptance, Advanced Placement, National Merit and U.S. Presidential Scholars. In addition to its dedication to academic excellence, MGA is also committed to delivering a dynamic experience for students through its commitment to the arts, athletics and service leadership.
  • With an average class size of 13, a 1:6 teacher to student ratio, flexible course planning, partnerships with Virtual High School and local Universities and dozens of opportunities for girls to excel beyond our school walls, there is no denying The Academy Advantage.
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