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State

Maine

Number of Students

250

SAT Average

1638

Grades

9-12

Gould Academy Maine

Private Boarding School – Bethel , Maine

Gould Academy is a traditional co-ed New England College Prep School for motivated and talented students. Its science program is outstanding and offers unique courses such as environmental science, aeronautics, and sports medicine in addition to core scientific classes. The physics classes are taught by their teacher who originally worked for NASA. Each year, all students participate in the Four Point program giving students an immersive learning experience in a range of themes – developing leadership and confidence. College counseling begins from the 9th grade to prepare students for university acceptance. Gould specializes in providing students with rigorous academic preparation paired with hands on experience.

Facilities
Located on a beautiful tree-lined campus in Bethel, Maine, this private boarding high school provides superb facilities for students. The facilities include tennis courts, a playground, an auditorium, a race track, and more.

Sports and Arts
Gould Academy’s signature programs include a partnership with the Manhattan School of Music to provide advanced private music lessons for students in virtually any discipline, an IDEAS lab where students design and build projects, and a competitive snow sports program (including Nordic Ski, Alpine Ski, Snowboarding and more).

Dormitories and School Life
Gould has three single-sex dormitories. The dormitories consist of singles, doubles, triples and quad style living. There are house faculty and dorm parents on every floor in each dormitory. Each floor is also lead by 2-3 upper class student proctors so security, supervision, and support can be found at all hours of the day (and night). Students have access to common areas, kitchens, and lounges.

Location
Bethel is a small town found about one and a half hours north of Portland.

Area population: 2,607
Town website: Town of Bethel

Dates
Estimated Start Date: Early September
Estimated End Date: Early June

School Facts

Student Population

Co-Educational

Number of Students

250

Grades

9-12

Teacher/Student Ratio

1:6

Average Class Size

11

ESL Programs

Yes

IB Programs

No

Offer Diploma

Yes

School Uniform

No

Campus Size

456 Acres

Religious Affiliation

None

SAT Average

1638

Foreign Languages

  • Chinese
  • French
  • Spanish

University Acceptance Rate

100%

Arts

  • Design
  • Metal Design 1 2
  • Digital Photography 1 2
  • Drawing 1 2
  • Sculpture
  • Hand-building
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Introduction to Filmmaking and Video Production
  • Chorus
  • Band
  • Introduction to Music
  • Music Technology
  • Introduction to Music Theory
  • History of Jazz
  • Intermediate Music Theory
  • History of Western Music
  • Ceramics

AP Courses

  • Biology
  • Calculus AB
  • Chemistry
  • Comparative Government and Politics
  • English Language and Composition
  • English Literature and Composition
  • Physics
  • Statistics
  • US History

Sports

  • Alpine Skiing
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country Running
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian
  • Field Hockey
  • Freestyle Skiing
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nordic Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis

Extracurricular Activities & Clubs

  • Blue Key Society
  • Environmental
  • Farm and Forest
  • French Language
  • Gold Key
  • Outdoor Activity
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skateboarding
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Student Ambassadors
  • Theater
  • Yearbook
  • Conditioning
  • Tutoring

School Location

Partial List of College and University Acceptances

Boston University, Brandeis University, Brown University, University of California, Carnegie Mellon University, University of Colorado, Cornell University, Drexel University, University of Florida, University of Massachusetts, University of Miami, Michigan State University, Middlebury College, Mount Holyoke College, New York University, Northeastern University, Ohio State University, Pace University, Parsons - The New School, Pennsylvania State University, Purdue University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, University of Rochester, University of San Francisco, Savannah College of Art and Design, Skidmore College, Syracuse University, University of Texas at Austin, Tufts University, University of Vermont, Washington University in St. Louis

University Acceptance Rate:

100%

SAT Breakdown:
Section Average
Mathematics
529
Verbal 575
Writing 534
Total: 1638

ACT Average:
23

Closest International and Local Airports: Portland International Jetport (PWM)
For Details Visit Website: Gould Academy Maine