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.
Estimated Start Date: Early September
Estimated End Date: Early June
Number of Students
Average Class Size
University Acceptance Rate
Metal Design 1 2
Digital Photography 1 2
Drawing 1 2
Introduction to Filmmaking and Video Production
Introduction to Music
Introduction to Music Theory
History of Jazz
Intermediate Music Theory
History of Western Music
Comparative Government and Politics
English Language and Composition
English Literature and Composition
Cross Country Running
Extracurricular Activities & Clubs
Blue Key Society
Farm and Forest
Ski & Snowboard
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
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Closest International and Local Airports: Portland International Jetport (PWM) For Details Visit Website: Gould Academy Maine