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Gould Academy Maine

Private Boarding School – Bethel , Maine

Gould Academy is a small, coed, independent boarding school, located in the picturesque village of Bethel, Maine, ten minutes from Sunday River Ski Resort, Gould students have unparalleled access to Northern New England’s diverse natural and cultural resources. Gould’s diversity is enriched by students from Bermuda, China, Congo, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, Venezuela, and Vietnam. Admission to Gould Academy is selective. Typically, 99% of the graduating class matriculates at four-year colleges and universities. Gould Academy prepares academically motivated students for college and helps them to become independent-minded, ethical citizens who will lead lives of purpose, action, excellence, and compassion in a dynamic world.

Dormitories and School Residence
Gould has three single-sex dormitories. Our dormitories consist of singles, doubles, triples and quad style living. We 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.

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

Area population: 2,800
Town website: Town of Bethel

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

Honor Courses:
Honors Algebra 2, Honors Pre- Calculus, Honors Senior Mathematics, Honors Chemistry, Honors Spanish 4: Latin American Literature

School Facts

Student Population


Number of Students




Teacher/Student Ratio


Average Class Size


ESL Programs


IB Programs


Offer Diploma


School Uniform


Campus Size

456 Acres

Religious Affiliation


SAT Average


Foreign Languages

  • Chinese
  • French
  • Spanish


  • 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


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

Extracurricular Activities & Clubs

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

Partial List of College and University Acceptances

Boston University, Brandeis University, Brown University, University of California - Los Angeles, Carnegie Mellon University, University of Colorado, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Drexel University, University of Florida, University of Illinois, Indiana University, University of Massachusetts, University of Miami, Michigan State University, Middlebury College, Mount Holyoke College, New York University, Northeastern University, The 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, Smith College, Syracuse University, University of Texas at Austin, Tufts University, University of Vermont, Washington University in St. Louis, Williams College

University Acceptance Rate:

SAT Breakdown:

Section Average
Verbal 575
Writing 534
Total: 1638

ACT Average:

Closest International and Local Airports: Portland International Jetport (PWM)

For Details Visit Website: Gould Academy Maine