Bridgton Academy

PO Box 292
North Bridgton, ME 04057
Tel: 207-647-3322
  • Founded in 1808, Bridgton Academy is the only accredited preparatory school in the United States exclusively offering a repeat Junior (11th grade) for international students, Senior (12th grade), and a postgraduate (PG) year* (13th grade).
  • Bridgton Academy is committed to challenging, and helping, our young men to develop the academic skills, study skills, self-discipline, and self-confidence necessary to succeed in college.
  • Bridgton Academy offers a liberal arts curriculum, with 14 courses eligible for transferrable college credit in our College Articulation Program (CAP).
  • Because our students are older, we are able to emulate the college environment and experience, yet with more structure and support than they would have in college.
  • Consequently, the Bridgton Academy year is a true transition year - The Year That Makes The Difference in a student's success in college and beyond.
  • Want to see what life is like at Bridgton Academy through a student's and his parent's perspective? Click and watch the videos: http://bridgtonacademy.org/admissions/bridging-the-gap/.

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Definition of Terms 
2017 School Data
Bridgton AcademyBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered11-12, PG9-12
School TypeAll-boysCo-ed
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded18081910
Campus Size50 acres105 acres

Student Body

Enrollment185 students300 students
% Students of Color
23%
20%
% International Students
5%
20%
% Students Boarding
99%
66%
Average SAT Scoren/a* National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile)1410 - 2200-
Offers Post-Grad YearYesNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeCasualCasual
Average Class Size12 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:91:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1416
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
36%
70%
Summer Program OfferedNoYes

Finances

Endowment Size$5 million$17 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$49,500$52,700
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$29,000$28,270
Tuition international students$49,500$47,000
% Students on Financial Aid
60%
36%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$14,500$22,410
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo

Admission

Application DeadlineNone / RollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredNoYes
Director of AdmissionsChris Webb
Associate Director of AdmissionsJamie White

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered1014
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Rugby, Soccer, Tennis

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations923
ExtracurricularsBig/Little Siblings, Diversity Club, Newspaper, Outing Club, Peer Tutoring, Student Government, Student Publications, Weightlifting, Yearbook

College Matriculation

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

School Notes

  • Located on a fifty-acre campus in the Maine foothills of the White Mountains, Bridgton Academy offers a skills-based, core curriculum, which emphasizes writing, critical reading, and computation. Students work with the academic dean to design a course of study which meets the individual needs of each student.
  • College Articulation Program (CAP) - Through a partnership with four colleges in the Northeast, Bridgton Academy offers the College Articulation Program in which qualified students may take courses on the Academy's campus which may be transferable for college credit.
  • Focused Academic Coaching (FAC) - Open to all students, but especially for those with documented learning disabilities, Bridgton Academy offers the Focused Academic Coaching program which has been modeled after successful college support programs designed to develop self-advocacy skills, compensatory strategies, and study skills in students.
  • SAT Preparatory Program - Bridgton Academy offers an SAT Prep Program during the first semester. This program is taught by trained professionals and is taken in addition to a student's normal course load. Both the SAT and the ACT are administered on campus in November, December, January, and February, and students have the option of taking either exam if they wish.
  • Writing Program - At Bridgton Academy, writing is the cornerstone of the curriculum: it is required in every course. To prepare students for the demands of college writing, the Academy has a Writing Center staffed by members of the faculty during the school day who are available to students for one-on-one help at any point in the writing process, on any writing assignment. There is a Basic Writing course, which is taken in addition to the required English courses, for students who have had very little writing instruction prior to enrolling at Bridgton Academy.
  • Competetive Athletic Program - Bridgton Academy offers both interscholastic competition in nine sports, and intramural participation in several. Because students are 12 - PG young men, our athletic teams play against some of New England's finest college and university freshman and junior varsity (JV) teams, as well as other prep schools. College opponents have included: Harvard, Yale, Dartmouth, Brown, Bowdoin, Columbia, Colgate, Boston University, and Tufts. Prep school opponents have included: Phillips Andover, Phillips Academy of Exeter, Buckingham, Brown and Nichols, Army Prep, and Navy Prep. Bridgton Academy's varsity athletic programs (Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Hockey, Lacrosse, and Soccer) are year-round, college-model programs designed to give our student-athletes an experience like the one they may have at the collegeiate level.
  • LD types supported: Mild Learning Differences, ADD/ADHD
  • School accreditations: New England Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Victor Cruz '05 - Super Bowl champion, current wide receiver for Chicago Bears
    • Brigadier General David Brigham '84 - Executive Officer, NATO Allied Land Command at US Army.
    • Steven Brooks '03 - Two-time NCAA D I Lacrosse Champion (Syracuse University), MLL Champion (Chesapeake Bayhawks)
    • Dan Egan '83 - World-famous Extreme Skier and Emmy-nominated Producer/Director, 2017 inductee, American Ski Hall of Fame
    • Carlos Canino '84 - ATF Special Agent In Charge-Miami Filed Division
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