Gould Academy

PO Box 860,
Bethel, ME 04217
Tel: 207-824-7777
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12, PG | 240 students
Gould Academy is more than a 9- 12 independent college prep school.
It’s a place where students participate actively in shaping their education by taking advantage of opportunities that extend beyond the classroom.
The result is a co-created, individualized educational experience with active mentoring through multimodal learning.
These modalities include experiential learning and international travel through Gould’s Four Point Program, partnerships with outside resources like Gould’s distance learning partnership with the Manhattan School of Music, and Gould’s IDEAS Center where students collaborate, design and build their ideas and put them into action.
At Gould students are both supported and challenged as they discover and foster their own interests in a creative and disciplined manner.Located in Bethel, Maine, Gould students have the multiple advantages of living in a lively New England village with access to Sunday River Ski Resort.
With structured athletic on-snow programs, avenues for recreation, and opportunities to appreciate the natural world, Sunday River is an important learning venue for all students.
In an environment that values both individuality and community, Gould students earn the confidence, self-direction and capacity for global thinking that equips them for purposeful lives of active citizenship and self-defined success in our world.
Definition of Terms 
2014 School Data
Gould 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 1836 1909
Campus Size 456 acres acres 124 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 240 students 298 students
% Students of Color 4%% 19%
% International Students 20%% 20%
% Students Boarding 78%% 67%
Offers Post-Grad Year Yes No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes Yes No
Frequency of Saturday Classes Monthly Weekly
Classroom Dress Code Casual Casual
Average Class Size 11 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:7 1:7
# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 11 15
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 73%% 66%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes

Finances

Endowment Size $14 million $15 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$53,500 $47,790
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$31,000 $26,400
% Students on Financial Aid 43%% 35%
Merit Scholarships Offered No No

Admission

Application Deadline Dec. 31 / rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Director of Admissions Chris Sparks  
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

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered 16 14
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Cycling, Equestrian, Field Hockey, Freestyle Skiing, Golf, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Nordic Skiing, Rock Climbing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Tennis

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations 17 25
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
    • Brian Blake - Former CEO of Gucci, Prada, and Burberry
    • Arn Chorn-Pond - Cambodian refugee, founder of Cambodian Living Arts, and subject of the Emmy-nominated documentary The Flute Player.

Nearby Schools:

The nearest boarding school is Bridgton Academy (21.6 miles away)
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • North BridgtonBridgton Academy
     
    PO Box 292
    North BridgtonME04057
    207-647-3322
    21.6 mi | 180 students | Gr. 12
  • HebronHebron Academy
     
    P.O. Box 309
    HebronME04238
    (207)966-5225
    23.7 mi | 256 students | Gr. 6-12
  • FryeburgFryeburg Academy
     
    745 Main Street
    FryeburgME04037
    (207)935-2013
    25.1 mi | 578 students | Gr. 9-12
  • Kents HillKents Hill School
     
    PO Box 257, 1614 Main St., Rte. 17
    Kents HillME04349
    207-685-4914
    38.9 mi | 250 students | Gr. 9-12
  • BethlehemThe White Mountain School
     
    371 West Farm Road
    BethlehemNH03574
    6034442928 x226
    48.5 mi | 124 students | Gr. 9-12
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