Bridgton Academy

PO Box 292,
North Bridgton, ME 04057
Tel: 207-647-3322
Gr: (Boarding) Post-Graduate Only | 180 students
Founded in 1808, Bridgton Academy is the only accredited preparatory school in the United States exclusively offering a postgraduate (PG) year*.
Our mission is to provide a program for young men in a unique, one-year environment to prepare for the rigors of college and beyond.
With our focus solely on a program for 12th grade and postgraduate (PG) students, we are committed to helping our young men develop the academic skills, study skills, self-discipline, and self-confidence necessary to succeed in college.
Because our students are older, we are able to emulate the college environment and experience, yet with more structure and support than they would have in college.
Consequently, the Bridgton Academy year is a true transition year - a Year That Makes The Difference in a student's success in college and beyond.

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Definition of Terms 
2014 School Data
Bridgton Academy Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered Post-Graduate Only 8-12
School Type boarding
(Co-ed day school)
ADD/ADHD Support Yes Yes
Supports Learning Differences (LD) Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1808 1908
Campus Size 50 acres 124 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 180 students 300 students
% Students of Color 23% 18%
% International Students 4% 20%
% Students Boarding 99% 67%
Offers Post-Grad Year Yes No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Casual Casual
Average Class Size 10 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:9 1:7
# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 12 15
ESL Courses Offered No Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 36% 66%
Summer Program Offered No Yes


Endowment Size $5 million $15 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$47,000 $47,500
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$29,000 $26,110
% Students on Financial Aid 60% 35%
Merit Scholarships Offered No No


Application Deadline None / Rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required No Yes
Director of Admissions Chris Webb  
Associate Director of Admissions Cory McClure  

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses


# Interscholastic Sports Offered 10 14
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Rugby, Soccer, Tennis


Total Extracurricular Organizations 9 24
ExtracurricularsBig Brothers, Diversity Club, Newspaper, Outing Club, Peer Tutoring, Student Government, Student Publications, Weightlifting, Yearbook

College Matriculation

Year: - 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes:

  • LD types supported: Learning Disbility, ADD/ADHD
  • School accreditations: New England Association of Schools and Colleges

Nearby Schools:

The nearest school is Fryeburg Academy (12.8 miles away)
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    12.8 mi | 578 students | Gr. 9-12
  • HebronHebron Academy
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  • BethelGould Academy
    PO Box 860
    21.6 mi | 240 students | Gr. 9-12
  • Kents HillKents Hill School
    PO Box 257, 1614 Main St., Rte. 17
    Kents HillME04349
    40.5 mi | 250 students | Gr. 9-12
  • WolfeboroBrewster Academy
    80 Academy Drive
    (603) 569-7200
    43.7 mi | 358 students | Gr. 9-12
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