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Number of Students


SAT Average



9-12 PG

Fryeburg Academy

Private Boarding School – Fryeburg , Maine

Fryeburg Academy, founded in 1792, is a historic yet vibrant boarding school located in a classic New England village. The school’s specialized programs give students unique
opportunities to grow, like the Film Making Program taught by a director who formerly worked at MGM in Hollywood. Accelerated programs are offered in mathematics, English,
science, history, foreign language, and music. The math program has won many state and regional championships.

The large campus has many new facilities. Personalized amenities meet the needs of the students including Goldberg Art Gallery and a state of the art Performing Arts Centerwhere there are 80 school and local performances each year.

Fryeburg has over 20 varsity sports. The nordic ski program is exceptional, having recently won the state championship and graduates having gone on to compete in the Olympics.
International students are encouraged to take part in the award-winning theater and music programs. Music students participate in a national competition hosted by Berklee
School of Music and they are class “A” champions in vocal jazz and big band, making it one of the best music programs in the USA.

There are five Dormitories (3 boys’ residences and 2 girls’ residences) at Fryeburg Academy. All dormitories have a common area with a TV, DVD player and computers available
for student use.

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: 3,449
Town website: Town of Fryeburg

Starting Dates:
Estimated Fall Start: Early September
Estimated Fall End: Mid-December
Estimated Spring Start: Early January
Estimated Spring End: Mid-May

Fall Semester: Early September
Spring Semester: Mid-June

School Facts

Year Founded


Student Population


Number of Students



9-12 PG

Teacher/Student Ratio


Average Class Size


ESL Programs


IB Programs


Offer Diploma


School Uniform


Campus Size

34 Acres

Religious Affiliation


SAT Average


Foreign Languages

  • Chinese
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

University Acceptance Rate



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

AP Courses

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


  • Alpine Skiing
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross Country Running
  • 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
  • Chamber Choir
  • Chess
  • Environmental
  • Jazz Band
  • Junior Classical League
  • Math
  • National Honor Society
  • Scholars Bowl
  • School Newspaper
  • Student Council
  • Women's Studio
  • Yearbook

School Location

Partial List of College and University Acceptances

Bates College, Berklee College of Music, Brown University, Colby College, Columbia College, Drexel University, Johns Hopkins University, Northeastern University, Oberlin
College, Ohio State University, Otis College of Art and Design, Smith College, University of California -Berkeley, University of Maine

University Acceptance Rate:

Closest International and Local Airports: Portland International Jetport (PWM), Logan International Airport (BOS)
For Details Visit Website: Fryeburg Academy

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