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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. 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.

FACILITIES
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.

 

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

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

Offers Diploma Year Program

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 Choir
  • Choir
  • Dance
  • Illustration
  • Jazz Band
  • Music - History
  • Music - Technology
  • Painting
  • Piano Keyboard
  • Print and Graphics
  • Photography
  • Ceramics and Pottery
  • Music - Rock Band
  • Sculpture
  • String Music
  • Theater - Scene Design and Set Painting
  • Choir
  • Visual Arts
  • Ensemble - Wind Instruments

AP Courses

  • Biology
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese Language and Culture
  • 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 1
  • Physics 2
  • Spanish Language and Culture
  • Statistics
  • Studio Art: 2-D Design
  • United States History
  • United States 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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