438 Main Street
Saco, ME 04072
Saco, ME 04072
Gr: (Boarding) 6-12 | 1680 students
Thornton Academy offers over 240 courses including 20 Advanced Placement, 40 Honors and 8 Foreign Languages.
Students enjoy over 40 extracurricular activities at Thornton Academy. There is something for everyone.
Thornton Academy has been preparing students for a changing world since 1811. A rigorous and broad-based program of academic, arts and athletic opportunities challenges students to reach their potential in readiness for lifelong learning and productive participation in our dynamic world.
During the 2012-13 school year, over 700 student-athletes competed for the Thornton Academy Trojans. They learned team work and sportsmanship, build self discipline and self confidence, and develop skills to handle competitive situations.
Thornton Academy has the only four-year dance curriculum in the state of Maine. In the fall of 2013, the dance program will have a dance studio with new mirrors, sound system, marley floor, barres and changing rooms.
Thornton Academy offers over 40 Arts and New Media classes. There is a wide range of exciting courses that begin with an introductory class, and then progress to studio and advanced classes in each arts discipline. Student-musicians have a chance to participate in high caliber ensembles with unique and challenging performance opportunities.
Thornton Academy is a co-educational boarding school located on the coast of Maine an 1.5 hours north of Boston.
A rigorous and broad-based program of academic, arts and athletic opportunities challenges students to reach their potential in readiness for lifelong learning and productive participation in our dynamic world.
We offer 42 Honors and 24 AP classes, as well as 7 foreign languages.
Our new STEM program offers state-of-the art classrooms and STEM agreements with Maine Universities.
We have an ELL Summer Program and a STEM summer program.
The residential program offers a small and nurturing community with and 8:1 student to resident-faculty ratio.
|Definition of Terms
2016 School Data
|Thornton Academy||Boarding School Avg.|
|School Focus||College Prep||College Preparatory|
|Campus Size||80 acres||110 acres|
|Enrollment||1680 students||295 students|
|% International Students||
|% Students Boarding||
|Average SAT Score||n/a||* National Avg. »View|
|Offers Post-Grad Year||No||No|
Academics and Faculty
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual||Casual|
|Average Class Size||18 students||12
*National School Avg. » 20
|Teacher : Student Ratio||1:19||1:7|
|# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered||24||16|
|ESL Courses Offered||Yes||Yes|
|% Faculty with Advanced Degree||
|Summer Program Offered||Yes||Yes|
|Endowment Size||$10 million||$16 million|
|Merit Scholarships Offered||Yes||No|
|Application Deadline||None / Rolling||Jan. 15|
|Accepts Standardized Application||Yes||No|
|Director of Admissions||Abigail Swardlick Gagnon|
|Associate Director of Admissions||Megan Theberge|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
AP / Advanced Courses
|# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered||24||16|
|Courses||AP Biology , AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Chinese, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP French, AP Human Geography , AP Language and Composition , AP Latin, AP Literature and Composition , AP Music Theory, AP Physics, AP Physics C, AP Spanish, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art, AP US History, Computer Science A|
|# Interscholastic Sports Offered||24||14|
|Sports||Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Cycling, Dance, Diving, Equestrian, Field Hockey, Football, Freestyle Skiing, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter Track, Wrestling|
|Total Extracurricular Organizations||47||23|
|Extracurriculars||Academic Decathlon, Amnesty International Club, Animation Club, Archive Club, Art Club, Carpe Diem (Newspaper), Chess Club, Chinese Language & Culture Club, Civil Rights, Classics Club, Concert Club, Creative, Dance Club, Environment Club, Equestrian Club, French Club, Gay Straight Alliance (GSA), German Club, Green Team, Guitar Club, Ink (Literary Magazine), Interact Club, Jazz Club, Marching Band, Math Club,|
|Year: 2010 - 2014||10 Most Popular College Choices (# Enrolled)|
|New York University's Tisch School of the Arts||1|
|Parsons School of Design||1|
|University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)||1|
- 24 AP Classes
- 243 Classes
- 7 Foreign Languages
- Four-year curriculum in dance and strings
- 40 co-curricular clubs, including Anime, Amnesty International, Math Club and Outdoor Adventure Club
- 4-Year Dance Program
- 49 teams playing 24 sports giving all students from first years to seniors the opportunity to play
- 12 visual arts courses, from pottery to drawing, and from film to digital imaging
- 1.5 Hours to Boston
- 15 Minutes to Portland
- 5 Minutes to the Beach
- School accreditations: TABS, NEASC, NAIS, ISANNE, MAIS
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