Fryeburg Academy, founded in 1792, is a historic yet vibrant boarding school located near White Mountain National Park. This historic institution is home to a diverse student body from 10 American states and over 20 countries. The school’s academic program is designed to give students the skills, background and discipline to assure success in college and beyond. 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 campus is large with lots of new facilities and more in the works. Personalized amenities meet the needs of the students including Goldberg Art Gallery and a state of the
art Performing Arts Center where there are 80 school and local performances each year at.
Sports and Arts
Offerings at Fryeburg include 24 varsity sports, 15 clubs and award-winning theater and music programs. Fryeburg’s Nordic Ski program is exceptional, having recently won the state championship and graduates having gone on to compete in Olympics. 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.
Dormitories and Student Life
There are four Dormitories (3 boys’ residences and 1 girl’s residence) at Fryeburg Academy. All dormitories have a common area with a TV, DVD player and computers available for student use. Each room is wired for internet and phone.
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
Fall Semester: Early September
Spring Semester: Mid-June