Founded in 1811, Thornton Academy is one of New England’s oldest college preparatory schools. Its comprehensive curriculum consists of 140 courses, including seven foreign languages, 30 arts classes, and several 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 science building, a foreign language building, an art center, an observatory, and a 500-person theater. Athletic facilities include sports fields, an outdoor track, basketball court, 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.
Saco is located 15 minutes south of Portland. This small and safe city is conveniently located near many tourist attractions in Maine.
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
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Closest International and Local Airports: Boston Logan International Airport (BOS), Portland International Jetport (PWM) For Details Visit Website:Thornton Academy