Advanced USA high school search >>
USA School Search

Advanced USA high school search >>
USA School Search

thorton building webthorton students webthorton-science-Webthorton play webthorton group web



Number of Students




ESL Programs

Thornton Academy

Private Boarding School – Saco , Maine

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, Advanced Placement and Honors courses. Thornton Academy’s international reputation is based on its commitment to creating dynamic and critical thinkers that go on to become successful, competitive and lifelong learners.

Campus facilities include eight buildings: a Library, a science building, two humanities buildings, a foreign language building, an art Center, an observatory, and a Theater accommodating 500 people. Indoor sports facilities include a football field, 8 outdoor tracks, baseball Court, soccer field, softball fields, and 4 multi-purpose stadiums.

Sport 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 are outfitted with Wi-Fi, kitchenettes, washing machines, dryers, 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. 

Area population: 18,482
City website: City of Saco

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

School Facts

Student Population


Number of Students




Teacher/Student Ratio


Average Class Size


ESL Programs


IB Programs


Offer Diploma


School Uniform


Campus Size

80 Acres

Religious Affiliation


Foreign Languages

  • Ancient Greek
  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish

University Acceptance Rate



  • Acting
  • Art History
  • Band
  • Chamber Choir
  • Concert Band
  • Dance
  • Illustration
  • Jazz Band
  • Music History
  • Music Technology
  • Music Theory
  • Orchestra
  • Painting
  • Piano
  • Print
  • Photography
  • Pottery
  • Rock
  • Sculpture
  • Stage Design
  • Treble Choir
  • Visual Arts
  • Wind Ensemble

AP Courses

  • Biology
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese Language
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • English Language and Composition
  • English Literature and Composition
  • Environmental Science
  • European History
  • French Language
  • Government
  • Human Geography
  • Latin
  • Music Theory
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Spanish Language
  • Statistics
  • Studio Art 2D
  • US History


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country Running
  • Field Hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey
  • Indoor Track
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Extracurricular Activities & Clubs

  • Academic Decathlon
  • Animal Rights
  • Anime
  • Art
  • Environmental
  • Game Development
  • Gay Straight Alliance
  • Literary Magazine
  • Music
  • National Honor Society
  • Political Action Group
  • Robotics
  • Science Olympiad Club

School Location

Partial List of College and University Acceptances

American University, Bates College, Berklee College of Music, Brandeis University, Boston College, Boston University, Bowdoin College, Brown University, Cornell University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Johns Hopkins University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Northeastern University, Syracuse University, Tulane University, University of Massachusetts, University of San Diego, University of Virginia, University of Washington, Virginia Institute of Technology, Wellesley College, Wesleyan University

University Acceptance Rate:


Closest International and Local Airports: Boston Logan International Airport (BOS), Portland International Jetport (PWM)
For Details Visit Website: Thornton Academy

Submit a pre-application for your student now