Fryeburg Academy

745 Main Street,
Fryeburg, ME 04037
Tel: (207)935-2013
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12 | 578 students
"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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2014 School Data
Fryeburg Academy Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12, PG 7-12
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 1907
Campus Size 35 acres 121 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 578 students 300 students
% Students of Color 13% 18%
% International Students 16% 20%
% Students Boarding 25% 67%
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 15
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 45% 65%
Summer Program Offered No Yes

Finances

Endowment Size $23 million $14 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$45,900 $47,200
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$17,600 $26,080
Tuition international students $48,650 $44,500
Tuition 5 day boarding $34,800 $37,000
% Students on Financial Aid 43% 35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $24,575 $19,000
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% 58%
Director of Admissions Michelle Cote  
Associate Director of Admissions Harrison Kanzler  

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 19 15
Advanced 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 24
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
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes:

  • 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 school is Bridgton Academy (12.8 miles away)
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • North BridgtonBridgton Academy
     
    PO Box 292
    North BridgtonME04057
    207-647-3322
    12.8 mi | 180 students | Gr. 12
  • HebronHebron Academy
     
    P.O. Box 309
    HebronME04238
    (207)966-5225
    28.6 mi | 256 students | Gr. 6-12
  • BethlehemThe White Mountain School
     
    371 West Farm Road
    BethlehemNH03574
    6034442928 ext. 226
    42.7 mi | 120 students | Gr. 9-12
  • TiltonTilton School
     
    30 School Street
    TiltonNH03276
    603-286-1733
    53.1 mi | 225 students | Gr. 9-12
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