Washington Academy

5.00 5 1 (2 reviews)
66 Cutler Road, PO Box 190
East Machias, ME 04630
Tel: (207)255-8301
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  • Washington Academy is one of the oldest college preparatory schools in New England.
  • With more than 100 different classes, students have plenty of options to shape their studies to their interests and needs.
  • In addition to excellent programs in traditional studies such as Science, Mathematics, English, and World History and Culture, Washington Academy also offers unique hands-on programs such as Boat Building and Environmental Science.
  • Our extensive use of "nature as a classroom" sets us apart among boarding schools in Maine and New England.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild Learning Differences
Year Founded1792

Student Body

Total Students390 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
15%
State avg.: 9%
Students by GradeWashington Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers35 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
54%
Average Class Size16 students
Number of AP Courses9 courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

% on Financial Aid
12%

Sports

Total Sports Offered13 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
FootballGolf,
SoccerSoftball,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.17 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Bowling, Chess, Culinary Arts, Dance, Envirothon, Fiber Arts, Math Team, National Honor Society, Outdoor Adventure, Robotics, Silver Quill Literary Magazine, Ski CLub, STARS, Student Council, Tri-M Honor Society, WA Players Drama Club, Water Polo Bowling, Chess, Culinary Arts, Dance, Envirothon, Fiber Arts, Math Team, Robotics, Ski CLub, STARS, Water Polo, National Honor Society,
Outdoor Adventure,
Silver Quill Literary Magazine,
Student Council,
Tri-M Honor Society,
WA Players Drama Club,

School Notes

  • 85% of graduates go on to post-secondary programs, college or university.
  • Washington Academy sits on 65 acres with 9 major buildings.
  • WA is 2 miles from the Atlantic Ocean
  • Students provide over 500 hours of community service
  • 11 Advanced Placement courses are offered
  • 4-week summer program for English immersion, ESL
  • 100+ courses including Mandarin Chinese and Coastal Ecology
  • 15 staff and faculty members reside on campus

Nearby Private Schools

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Machias
    Grades: PK-8 | 90 students
    3.9 miles
    8 Broadway
    Machias, ME 04654
    (207)255-3300
    3.9PK-8
    90
  • Ellsworth
    Grades: PK-12 | 96 students
    52.4 miles
    171 Bar Harbor Rd
    Ellsworth, ME 04605
    (207)664-0182
    52.4PK-12
    96
  • Ellsworth
    Graham Lake School
    Special Education School
    Grades: 5-12 | 24 students
    53.7 miles
    Po Box 787
    Ellsworth, ME 04605
    (207)664-1275
    53.75-12
    24
  • Lee
    Grades: 9-12 | 269 students
    61.5 miles
    26 Winn Road
    Lee, ME 04455
    (207)738-2252
    61.59-12
    269
  • Blue Hill
    The Bay School
    Waldorf School
    Grades: NS-8 | 92 students
    63.1 miles
    P.O. Box 950
    Blue Hill, ME 04614
    (207)374-2187
    63.1NS-8
    92

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  5/17/2016
I''m an exchange student and I attempted this school in my junior year and I LOVED IT! It's a big school in a small, safe, cozy neighborhood. The school gives you big variety of subjects and a lot of different athletics. Whenever I had any troubles the headmaster and teachers were always available to help me. Nice and small classes which makes easy to ask teachers questions, and easy for teachers to talk with every student. I''d very recommend this school to anyone!
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5  12/11/2012
As a parent, I could not be more pleased with the education and the social environment at WA.
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