Washington Academy

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Washington Academy Photo #1 - Raider Football Under the Lights!
  • 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.

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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)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild Learning Differences
Year Founded1792
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students421 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
24%
State avg.: 11%
Students by Grade Washington Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers35 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
54%
Average Class Size16 students
Number of AP Courses9 courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
% 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

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
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Bethel
    Grades: 9-12 | 205 students
    170.8 miles
    39 Church Street
    Bethel, ME 04217
    (207)824-7700
    170.8 9-12
    205
  • Dover Foxcroft
    Grades: 9-12 | 400 students
    95.9 miles
    975 W Main Street
    Dover Foxcroft, ME 04426
    (207)564-8664
    95.9 9-12
    400
  • Fryeburg
    Grades: 9-12 | 583 students
    183.5 miles
    745 Main St
    Fryeburg, ME 04037
    (207)935-2013
    183.5 9-12
    583
  • Lee
    Grades: 9-12 | 204 students
    61.5 miles
    26 Winn Road
    Lee, ME 04455
    (207)738-2252
    61.5 9-12
    204
  • Mayer
    Grades: 8-12 | 142 students
    2456.6 miles
    1000 Orme School Rd
    Mayer, AZ 86333
    (928)632-7601
    2456.6 8-12
    142

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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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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As a parent, I could not be more pleased with the education and the social environment at WA.
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The average private school tuition in Maine is $7,987 for elementary schools and $30,296 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Maine is 77% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).