Gould Academy

PO Box 860,
Bethel, ME 04217
Tel: 207-824-7777
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12, PG | 240 students
Located at the eastern edge of the White Mountains in Bethel, Maine, Gould Academy offers a rigorous academic curriculum and unique breadth of programming for a school of 240 students.

At Gould, our students are challenged to try new things where they discover their passions.
Our academic tradition of over 175 years is blended with a rich and global experiential learning program, helping our students to become independent-minded, ethical citizens who will lead lives of purpose, action, excellence, and compassion in a dynamic world.

Located 10 minutes from Sunday River Ski Resort, 80 percent of our students enjoy their relationship with their "second campus" each winter, whether it's competing in on-snow sports at the highest level, participating in our Ski Patrol Program, or teaching local elementary school children how to ski or snowboard.

Our compassionate faculty, focus on the life of the mind, and exceptional surroundings creates an environment where students learn to risk and are rewarded with knowing their true selves, preparing them for the future.
Definition of Terms 
2013 School Data
Gould 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 1836 1907
Campus Size 456 acres 124 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 240 students 300 students
% Students of Color 4% 18%
% International Students 20% 20%
% Students Boarding 78% 67%
Average SAT Score n/a * National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year Yes No

Acadmics and Faculty

Saturday Classes Yes No
Frequency of Saturday Classes Monthly Weekly
Classroom Dress Code Casual Casual
Average Class Size 12 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:6 1:7
# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 11 15
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 73% 65%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes


Endowment Size $14 million $14 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$51,500 $46,900
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$30,300 $26,300
% Students on Financial Aid 43% 35%
Merit Scholarships Offered No No


Application Deadline Feb. 1 / rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Acceptance Rate n/a 57%
Director of Admissions Chris Hayward  
Associate Director of Admissions Rebecca Andreozzi  

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 11 15
Biology Calculus AB
Chemistry English Language
English Literature Guvernment Comparative
Honors Senior Math(topics include Calculus BC) Physics
Stastistics US History


# Interscholastic Sports Offered 16 13
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Cycling, Equestrian, Field Hockey, Freestyle Skiing, Golf, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Nordic Skiing, Rock Climbing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Tennis


Total Extracurricular Organizations 17 24
ExtracurricularsBand, Blue Key Tour Guides, Chorus, Community Service Club, Drama, Farm and Forest, Gould Goes Green, On-Snow Instructing Program, Outing Club, Polar Bear Club, Recreational Skiing, Recreational Snowboarding, Rock Climbing, Skateboarding, Strength Training, Winter Emergency Care, Yearbook

College Matriculation

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

School Notes:

  • We know and respect that we have the greatest window of opportunity to make life changing connections with each student:
  • to encourage creative and conceptual thinking
  • to teach problem solving
  • to advance social maturity
  • to present physical and mental challenges
  • to expand a student's world view

    It's the time to connect. We do it in the classroom, the lab, in the mountains, in the dorm, while traveling throughout the world and while serving our local community.

    The high school years are a critical period, a defining moment in every young adult’s life. At Gould, it is our enduring commitment to connect with each student to achieve his or her academic and personal best - from our first welcome on campus to the last handshake at graduation.

  • LD types supported: Dyslexia / Language-based or Mild Learning Differences
  • School accreditations: TABS, NEASC, NAIS
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Sasha Rearick - U.S. Ski Team Men's Head Alpine Coach
    • Eric Bach - Member of Modern Gypsies: Compassionate Adventurerers

Nearby Schools:

The nearest school is Bridgton Academy (21.6 miles away)
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  • North Bridgton Bridgton Academy
    21.6  mi  |  180  students  |  Gr.  12
  • Hebron Hebron Academy
    23.7  mi  |  256  students  |  Gr.  6-12
  • Fryeburg Fryeburg Academy
    25.1  mi  |  638  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Kents Hill Kents Hill School
    38.9  mi  |  250  students  |  Gr.  9-12
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