Fryeburg Academy

745 Main Street
Fryeburg, ME 04037
Tel: (207)935-2013
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12, PG | 578 students
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Dedicated August 2003
"Fryeburg Academy is an independent secondary school that serves a diverse population of local day students and boarding students from across the nation and around the world.
The Academy believes that a strong school community provides the best conditions for learning and growth.
Therefore, we strive to create a supportive school environment that promotes respect, tolerance, and cooperation, and prepares students for responsible citizenship..."

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Definition of Terms 
2014 School Data
Fryeburg Academy Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12, PG 9-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support Yes Yes
Supports Learning Differences (LD) Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1792 1910
Campus Size 35 acres 124 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 578 students 295 students
% Students of Color 13% 19%
% International Students 16% 20%
% Students Boarding 25% 68%
SAT range (25th-75th percentile) 1430 - 2200 -
Offers Post-Grad Year Yes No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Casual Casual
Average Class Size 15 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:10 1:7
# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 19 16
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 45% 67%
Summer Program Offered No Yes

Finances

Endowment Size $23 million $15 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$45,900 $48,520
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$17,600 $27,240
Tuition international students $48,650 $46,000
Yearly Tuition
(5 Day Boarding)
$34,800 $36,000
% Students on Financial Aid 43% 35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $24,575 $20,255
Merit Scholarships Offered No No

Admission

Application Deadline Feb. 1 / rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required No Yes
Acceptance Rate 68% 57%
Director of AdmissionsMichelle Cote
Associate Director of AdmissionsHarrison Kanzler

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 19 16
CoursesAdvanced Latin, Advanced Placement Biology, Advanced Placement Calculus AB, Advanced Placement Calculus BC, Advanced Placement Chemistry, Advanced Placement Computer AB, Advanced Placement English Language and Composition, Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition, Advanced Placement French Language, Advanced Placement Modern European History, Advanced Placement Music Theory, Advanced Placement Physics, Advanced Placement Spanish Language, Advanced Placement Statistics, Advanced Placement United States History, History 101/102, Organic Chemistry

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered 19 14
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Cycling, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Nordic Skiing, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Winter Track, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations 43 23
ExtracurricularsAdmissions Tour Guides, All School Play, Art Club, Big Band, Birth of the Cool Combo, Chorus, Climbing Club, Dorm Council, Eklektic Jazz Choir, Environmental Club, Filmmaking, Fine Arts Festival, French Club, Fryeburg Academy Community Endeavors, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Health Club Membership, Ice Skating, Interact, International Club, Intramural basketball, Jazz Band, Latin Club, Math Team, National Honor Society, One Act Play,

College Matriculation

Year: 2008-2009 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
University of Maine 5
University of Massachusetts 4
Colby College 3
University of Michigan 3
Northeastern 2
NYU 2
University of California, Santa Barbara 2
Williams 2
Carnegie Mellon 1
Dartmouth 1
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School Notes:

  • Fryeburg Academy is an independent secondary school that serves a diverse population of local day students and boarding students from across the nation and around the world. The Academy believes that a strong school community provides the best conditions for learning and growth. Therefore, we strive to create a supportive school environment that promotes respect, tolerance, and cooperation, and prepares students for responsible citizenship. Within this context, the Academy''s challenging and comprehensive academic program, enriched by a varied co-curriculum provides the knowledge and skills necessary for success in higher education and the workplace.
  • Fryeburg Academy is set in a classic New England village, in the foothills of Mount Washington and the White Mountains. It''s a community of real people, offering a sense of belonging to all who enter, and a backbone of support to all who stay. It''s close to the ocean, rivers, lakes, ski areas and 750,000 acres of National Forest. Outdoor activities are limitless every season of the year.
  • LD types supported: Mild Learning Differences
  • School accreditations: NEASC
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • David Rohde - New York Times investigative journalist
    • Rufus Porter - painter and founder of Scientific American
    • Spaulding Gray - actor and playwright
    • Marcus Nash - U.S. olympic nordic ski racer
    • James Farrington - US representative from New Hampshire (1828-1831)

Nearby Schools:

The nearest boarding school is Bridgton Academy (12.8 miles away)
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • North Bridgton, ME
    PO Box 292
    North BridgtonME 04057
    207-647-3322 x1
    12.8 mi | Gr. 11-12 | 200 students
  • Bethel, ME
    PO Box 860
    BethelME 04217
    207-824-7777
    25.1 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 240 students
  • Hebron, ME
    P.O. Box 309
    HebronME 04238
    (207)966-5225
    28.6 mi | Gr. 6-12 | 256 students
  • Wolfeboro, NH
    80 Academy Drive
    WolfeboroNH 03894
    (603) 569-7200
    35.4 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 358 students
  • Plymouth, NH
    Holderness School
    (Episcopal)
    PO Box 1879
    PlymouthNH 03264
    603-536-1747
    42.3 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 280 students
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