School DescriptionFounded in 1811, Thornton Academy is one of New England’s oldest college preparatory schools. Its comprehensive curriculum consists of 200 courses, including seven foreign languages, 30 arts classes, and more than 60 AP, dual enrollment, and honors courses. The school’s collaborations with both the University of New England and the University of Maine School of Engineering allows students to bypass freshman year at both schools.
Campus facilities feature a STEM Center with brand new laboratories, an engineering lab, a foreign language building, an art center, an observatory, and a 500-person theater. Athletic facilities include sports fields, an outdoor track, basketball courts, tennis courts, and four large multi-purpose stadiums.
SPORTS AND ARTS
As a member of Maine’s top athletic league, Thornton Academy offers several competitive varsity sports. Their football, tennis, golf, swimming, and volleyball teams consistently place top in the state or region.
Thornton’s dramatic arts are 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. International students can also enjoy many weekend activities held on and off campus. Cooking classes, skiing lessons, movie sessions, and shopping excursions are a few activities international student can participate in.
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Awards and Accomplishments Of School
Apple Distinguished School, 56 Athletic Championships
As one of only four high schools in Maine to receive the Apple Distinguished Award, Thornton Academy is recognized for their innovation in technology!
1) Justin Chenette - state legislator, 2) Leatrice Morin - state legislator (class of 1940), 3) Nancy Sullivan - state legislator, 4) Carlos Baker - author/biographer
- 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Grades at School
- 80 acres Campus Size
- 13% Percentage of International Students
Diploma Year Offered?Yes
Student PopulationCoEd - School for both genders
Average Class Size14
English as Second Language (ESL) Support AvailableYes
Speciality ProgramsFour Year Dance Program University Credit Courses STEM Project TOEFL & SAT Prep Courses Apprenticeship Program with Pratt & Whitney Golden Edge Program
Accepting Students in GradesNo
Other - Eligibility Requirements?SLEP and TOEFL not required; students will be assigned to ESL class. More importance placed on Skype Interview over test scors (TOEFL, ELTiS, SLEP).
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