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State

Maine

Number of Students

1630

Grades

7-12

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, 42 honors classes, and 24 Advanced Placement courses.

FACILITIES
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.

Location
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

Dates
Estimated Fall Start: Early September
Estimated Fall End: Late January
Estimated Spring Start: Late January
Estimated Spring End: Late June

 

School Facts

Student Population

Co-Educational

Number of Students

1630

Grades

7-12

Teacher/Student Ratio

1:14

Average Class Size

14

ESL Programs

Yes

IB Programs

No

Offer Diploma

Yes

School Uniform

No

Campus Size

80 Acres

Religious Affiliation

None

Foreign Languages

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

University Acceptance Rate

100%

Arts

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

AP Courses

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

Sports

  • 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, 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


University Acceptance Rate:

100%

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

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