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Fryeburg Academy

Private Boarding School – Fryeburg , Maine

Founded in 1792, Fryeburg Academy is a coeducational boarding and day school serving grades 9-12, located in the small town of Fryeburg, Maine. The school’s robust curriculum is supplemented with a wide range of arts courses, athletics and student clubs. Students attending Fryeburg live in a quiet, removed setting, ideal for studying and personal development. The English as a Second Language Department at Fryeburg Academy offers a variety of courses and English language training opportunities for international students. The philosophy of the department emphasizes learning through experience and practices both in and out of the classroom.

Academic and Sport Facilities
Main Classroom Building, Science Building, Library, Industrial Arts Center, Music Building and a 50,000 square foot athletic facility.

Dormitories and Student Residences
There are four dormitories, three boys residences and one girls residence, at Fryeburg Academy. Each room is wired for internet and phone.  All dormitories at Fryeburg Academy have two live-in faculty dorm parents, a common room with a TV and computers, washers and dryers and high-speed wireless internet.

Fryeburg is a small town about one hour east of Portland. Life is simple and quiet and the people are very friendly and helpful. It is a good environment for studying. There are a few pizza parlors and grocery store for students to purchase food/items. Fryeburg Academy also offers a weekly trip into North Conway, New Hampshire to shop at larger stores for supplies. 

Area population: 3,500
Town website: Town of Fryeburg

Starting Dates:
Rolling admission.

Fall Semester: Early September
Spring Semester: Mid-June

Additional Services:

  • Academic and Social Progress Reports 
  • Airport transfer
  • Assistance in acquiring books and material
  • Help with holiday accommodation
  • Help with travel during holidays
  • Orientation upon arrival

School Facts

Year Founded


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ESL Programs


IB Programs


Offer Diploma


School Uniform


Campus Size

34 Acres

Religious Affiliation


SAT Average


Foreign Languages

  • Chinese
  • French
  • Latin


  • Art
  • AP Music Theory
  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Digital Film Making
  • Digital Photography
  • Guitar
  • Introduction to Music Theory
  • Jazz Theory and Improvisation
  • Journalism
  • Piano Keyboarding
  • Screenwriting
  • Theatre

AP Courses

  • Biology
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • English Language and Composition
  • English Literature and Composition
  • Environmental Science
  • European History
  • French Language
  • Music Theory
  • Physics
  • Spanish Language
  • Statistics
  • US History


  • Alpine Skiing
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross Country
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Field Hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey
  • Indoor Track
  • Lacrosse
  • Mountain Biking
  • Soccer
  • Nordic Skiing
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Wrestling

Extracurricular Activities & Clubs

  • Band
  • Chess
  • Environmental
  • Jazz Band
  • Math
  • Music Theater
  • National Honor Society
  • Student Council
  • Women Studio
  • Yearbook
  • Newspaper
  • Scholars Bowl
  • Chamber Choir
  • Junior Classical League

Partial List of College and University Acceptances

Boston University, Bates College, Colby College, Northeastern University, Babson College, Tufts University, Brown University, University of Maine, University of New Hampshire, University of California - Berkeley, Columbia College, Berklee College of Music, Bennington College, Clark University, George Washington University, Oberlin College, Smith College, University of Vermont, Johns Hopkins University, Otis College of Art and Design, Ohio State University, Drexel University

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Closest International and Local Airports: Portland International Jetport (PWM), Logan International Airport (BOS)

For Details Visit Website: Fryeburg Academy

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