George Stevens Academy

23 Union Street,
Blue Hill, ME 04614
Tel: 2073742808
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12 | 311 students
George Stevens Academy is an independent high school located on the coast of Maine.
Grounded in its traditions, the Academy is a caring educational community invested in meeting the needs of each student.
The Academy offers a challenging, comprehensive program of studies that fosters intellectual inquiry and the pursuit of knowledge, inspires creativity, develops self-reliance, and prepares its graduates for a purposeful life in an ever-changing world.
The extensive curriculum includes AP and honors courses, environmental and marine science, programs in the arts and industrial technology, ESL, and three foreign languages.
With over 35 clubs, activities, and sports, Academy students have many opportunities to explore their interests.
Some of the more unique possibilities for involvement are a sailing team, an award-winning jazz band, a chamber music group, an annual arts festival, and an Independent Study and Internship Program

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Definition of Terms 
2014 School Data
George Stevens Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12 8-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support No No
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1803 1909
Campus Size 20 acres 121 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 311 students 295 students
% Students of Color 2% 19%
% International Students 14% 20%
% Students Boarding 8% 68%
Average SAT Score 1532 * National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year No 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 7 15
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 53% 67%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes


Endowment Size $9 million $15 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$37,400 $48,520
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
n/a $26,800
Merit Scholarships Offered No No


Application Deadline Mar. 1 / rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required No Yes
Director of Admissions Joanna Evans  


# Interscholastic Sports Offered 13 14
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Golf, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Winter Track, Wrestling


Total Extracurricular Organizations 18 25
ExtracurricularsAmerican Field Service, Book Club, Chess Team, Civil Rights Team, Environmental Action Club, International Cooking Club, Intramural Club, Jazz Band, Jazz Combo, Math Team, Model United Nations, National Art Honor Society, Outing Club, Spanish Club, Steel Drum, Student Ambassadors, Student Council, Yearbook

College Matriculation

Year: 2008 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
University of Maine 14
University of Southern Maine 4
Merrimack College 2
Northeastern University 2
St Joseph's College 2
Syracuse University 2
University of Vermont 2
Wheaton College 2
Cornell University 1
Yale University 1
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes:

  • Beautiful, safe campus on the coast of Maine.
  • Small, family-style residence halls for boarding students.
  • Host family option for international students. Extensive orientation program for international students before the school year begins.
  • Personal attention from teachers and staff. Wireless technology throughout school and residence halls.
  • Challenging academic curriculum with honors options.
  • Comprehensive college counseling.
  • Independent Study Program for juniors and seniors.
  • Industrial technology.
  • Outdoor leadership program.
  • Academic support program. Accomodations for mild learning differences.
  • Three levels of English as a Second Language.
  • Award-winning jazz program.
  • 12 varsity and JV sports.
  • School accreditations: NAIS, NEASC, ISANNE, MAIS, TABS

Nearby Schools:

The nearest boarding school is Maine Central Institute (46.7 miles away)
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • PittsfieldMaine Central Institute
    295 Main Street
    46.7 mi | 450 students | Gr. 9-12
  • NewcastleLincoln Academy
    81 Academy Hill
    2075633596, ext. 108
    53.6 mi | 520 students | Gr. 9-12
  • Dover FoxcroftFoxcroft Academy
    975 West Main Street
    Dover FoxcroftME04426
    62.6 mi | 470 students | Gr. 9-12
  • East MachiasWashington Academy
    PO Box 190, 66 Cutler Road
    East MachiasME04630
    207-255-8301, x.210
    63.2 mi | 375 students | Gr. 9-12
  • Kents HillKents Hill School
    PO Box 257, 1614 Main St., Rte. 17
    Kents HillME04349
    69.7 mi | 250 students | Gr. 9-12
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