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Orono High School

Public School District – Orono , Maine

NOTE: Host families for students studying at this school are recruited by the school.

Educating students in grades 9-12, Orono High School has a tradition of academic excellence. Along with college preparatory classes, the U.S. public high school offers Advanced Placement and intensive English language courses. A unique benefit of attending Orono High School is that all graduating seniors from Orono High School are eligible for automatic conditional acceptance to the University of Maine.


Orono High School is located next door to the University of Maine and shares its facilities. The grounds have state-of-the-art new media and fitness centers, a planetarium,
athletic fields, a student union, science labs and a 3D printer. Most of the classrooms are also equipped with projectors and Smartboards. Orono High School also has a fully
certified ropes course located on 30 acres of land with an Outdoor Education curriculum.

Athletics are a big part of Orono High School, with a large majority of students participating in team sports. In recent years the school has taken home a total of nine state championships trophies.
The arts are very important at Orono High School. In 2014, Orono High School created a “MUSE” block. During MUSE, only art, music and drama classes are offered.

A nationally recognized high school by US News and World Report, it’s also a member of the Top 5% of school districts in the U.S. 

  • In 2016-17, 7 coaches were named coach of the year in Maine
  • In 2016-17, 6 teams were state champions
  • In 2016-17, Show Choir was #1 in Maine
  • OHS was named top 10 school in Maine, 2017
  • Niche Report: Top 10 Maine School, 2017

Orono is home to The University of Maine, making Orono High School a great place to study. It's a liberal, safe and welcoming community. Many host families are associated with the university or with the high school--education is very important to the community. The town of Orono is very walkable, and most host families live within walking distance of the school and the downtown, which has several restaurants and coffee shops. In 10 minutes, you can be in Maine's second largest city, Bangor. Bangor is home to shopping malls, a major concert venue, an international airport, several hospitals, and author Steven King's house! Bangor is ranked the 8th safest city in the US; Maine is ranked the 4th happiest state in the US.

Area population: 10,300
Town website: Town of Orono

Estimated Fall Start: Late August
Estimated Fall End: Late December
Estimated Spring Start: Early January
Estimated Spring End: Mid-June

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70 Acres

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Foreign Languages

  • Chinese
  • French
  • Spanish

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  • Art: Foundations
  • Advertising and Commercial Art
  • Chorus
  • Choir - Concert
  • Drama
  • Content
  • Drawing and Design
  • Jazz Choir
  • Multimedia Art
  • Orchestra
  • Painting
  • Sculpture

AP Courses

  • Biology
  • Calculus AB
  • Computer Science
  • English Language and Composition
  • English Literature and Composition
  • Environmental Science
  • French Language and Culture
  • Human Geography
  • Music Theory
  • Physics
  • Spanish Language and Culture
  • Statistics
  • Studio Art
  • United States History
  • World History


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Canoeing
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross Country Running
  • Field Hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey
  • Indoor Track
  • Nordic Skiing
  • Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Wrestling

Extracurricular Activities & Clubs

  • Art
  • Chess
  • Environmental
  • French
  • Global Ambassadors
  • Jazz Band
  • Key Club
  • Math
  • National Honor Society
  • School Newspaper
  • Spanish
  • Speech & Debate
  • Student Ambassadors
  • Student Council

School Location

Partial List of College and Univeristy Acceptances

Boston College, Bowdoin College, Cambridge University, Colby College, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, Maine Maritime Academy, McGill University,
New York University, Ohio State University, Purdue University, University of British Colombia, University of California - Berkeley, University of Connecticut, University of Maine, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, Stanford University, University of Vermont, University of Virginia, West Point University

University Acceptance Rate: 100%

Closest International and Local Airports: Bangor International Airport (BGR)
For Details Visit Website:   Orono High School

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