Founded in 1811, Thornton Academy is one of New England’s oldest college preparatory schools, it offers a comprehensive high school curriculum consisting of 140 courses that include 7 foreign languages, 30 arts classes, 42 honors classes, and 24 Advanced Placement courses.
Campus facilities include eight buildings: a library, a science building, two humanities buildings, a foreign language building, an art center, an observatory, and a 500-person
theater. Sports facilities include sports fields, tracks, basketball court, and four multi-purpose stadiums.
SPORTS AND ARTS
With its size and modern sports facilities, Thornton Academy is a top choice for students who want to play sports at a competitive level. The athletics program even has its own
athletic hall of fame.Thornton’s Dramatic Arts have traditionally been regarded as a highly developed program that includes courses in Theater Basics, Acting and Technical Theater with a focus on media arts.
DORMITORIES AND STUDENT LIFE
Thornton Academy has two dormitories that have Wi-Fi, kitchenettes, laundry facilities, modern bathrooms, and lounges with big screen TVs. Rooms include a bed, desk, wardrobe,
dresser, bookshelf, and chair for each student. Students have their own outdoor basketball court and several outdoor barbeque dinners throughout the year.
Saco is located 15 minutes south of Portland. This small and safe city is conveniently located near many tourist attractions in Maine.
Estimated Fall Start: Early September
Estimated Fall End: Late January
Estimated Spring Start: Late January
Estimated Spring End: Late June
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English Language and Composition
English Literature and Composition
French Language and Culture
Studio Art 2D
US Government and Politics
Cross Country Running
Track and Field
Extracurricular Activities & Clubs
Gay Straight Alliance
National Honor Society
Political Action Group
Science Olympiad Club
Partial List of College and University Acceptances
American University, Bates College, Berklee College of Music, Boston College, Boston University, Bowdoin College, Brandeis University, Brown University, Bucknell University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Georgia Institute of Technology, Johns Hopkins University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), New York University, Northeastern University, Northwestern University, Syracuse University, Tufts University, Tulane University, University of Rochester, University of Virginia, University of Washington, Vanderbilt University, Virginia Institute of Technology, Wellesley College, Wesleyan University
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Closest International and Local Airports: Boston Logan International Airport (BOS), Portland International Jetport (PWM) For Details Visit Website:Thornton Academy