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Number of Students

400 (18% international)

SAT Average




Washington Academy

Private Boarding School – East Machias , Maine

Washington Academy offers a top tier private education located in a quaint ocean-side town. With various Advanced Placement courses, a well-established arts program, active athletics community and wide range of extracurricular activities, students are sure to be engaged in whatever activities and classes they take part in. Graduates endup studying all over the country, and because of the many famous institutions concentrated nearby, many continue their education in the northeast.

There are nine main buildings, including the main teaching building, gymnasium, and large music hall. Across the street of the main building is the old campus site which was built in 1792. Today, it is used for the infirmary and language classrooms.

Sports and Arts
Washington Academy offers Varsity, Jr. Varsity, and recreational athletics. With many teams winning State championships. The arts program includes; music competitions, AP Studio Art, the Cultural Dance program with three performances per year, and theater with two productions per year.

Dormitories and Student Life
The three dormitories at Washington Academy have wireless connection, cable TV and phone service. They are each has a kitchen, a recreation room, laundry facilities and is staffed 24 hours a day. Most rooms are double occupancy.

The small town of East Machias is located about four hours north of Portland.

Area population: 1,368
Town website: Town of East Machias

Starting Dates
Admission is rolling and the school accepts applications all year round until placement requirements have been met.

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

Special Programs:
  • Early University- Earn university/college credits by taking full college courses at WA and at the local university located just 2 miles from WA.
  • Short Term Study Abroad- Any time of year, any length of stay.
  • Summer Academic Term- 4 credits over 6 weeks.

School Facts

Year Founded


Student Population


Number of Students

400 (18% international)



Teacher/Student Ratio


Average Class Size


ESL Programs


IB Programs


Offer Diploma


School Uniform


Campus Size

75 Acres

Religious Affiliation


SAT Average


Foreign Languages

  • Chinese
  • Latin
  • Spanish

University Acceptance Rate



  • Dance
  • Music
  • Theater
  • Visual Arts

AP Courses

  • Biology
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Chemistry
  • English Language and Composition
  • English Literature and Composition
  • European History
  • Latin
  • Music Theory
  • Physics
  • Spanish Language
  • Statistics
  • Studio Art
  • US History


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross Country Running
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Extracurricular Activities & Clubs

  • A Cappella
  • Chess
  • Drama
  • Environmental
  • Gay Straight Alliance
  • Homecoming
  • Jazz Band
  • Math
  • National Honor Society
  • Science
  • Ski
  • Student Council
  • Sustainability
  • Young Christians Club

School Location

Partial List of College and University Acceptances

Bates College, Byrn Mawr College, Boston College, Brandies University, Carleton University, Dartmouth University, Drexel University, Franklin Pierce University, International Academy of Design and Technology, Middlebury College, Mount Holyoke College, Purdue University, Pennsylvania State University, Rutgers University, Syracuse University, South Carolina University, Simmons University, University Of Texas at Austin, Vassar College, Wheaton College, Westminster College, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)

University Acceptance Rate:

SAT Breakdown:

Section Average
Verbal 600
Writing 584
Total: 1805

Closest International and Local Airports: Bangor International Airport (BGR)
For Details Visit Website:
Washington Academy

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