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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.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked ME School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 421 students
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Washington Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Maine for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded
1792
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
421 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
24%
State avg.: 13%
Students by Grade
Washington Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
35 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
54%
Average Class Size
16 students
Number of AP Courses
9 courses
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
% on Financial Aid
12%

Sports

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

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
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What sports does Washington Academy offer?

Washington Academy offers 13 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball and Wrestling.

What is Washington Academy's ranking?

Washington Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Maine for: Highest percentage of students of color, Largest student body and Oldest founding date.

When is the application deadline for Washington Academy?

The application deadline for Washington Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
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!
- Posted by
5  
As a parent, I could not be more pleased with the education and the social environment at WA.
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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked ME School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 421 students
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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Did You Know?

The average private school tuition in Maine is $14,845 for elementary schools and $30,025 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Maine is 74% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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