Bridgton Academy

11 Academy Lane
North Bridgton, ME 04057
Tel: (207) 647-3322 Ext. 1
The nation's only all-postgraduate program focused on developing young men, exclusively in the year between high school and college.
Unmatched college-preparatory academics, NCAA-level athletic development, and a purposeful residential life experience foster the self-confidence and personal growth necessary for success in college and life.
Located in the picturesque Lakes and Mountains Region of Western Maine, only 50 minutes from the coastal city of Portland.
Create your opportunity with Bridgton Academy, "the year that makes THE difference"!  www.bridgtonacademy.org.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 12-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 155 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $62,500
  • Acceptance rate: 70%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Bridgton Academy ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 288 schools) for:

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2023 School Data
Bridgton Academy
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
12-12, PG
8-12
School Type
Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)
Yes
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1808
1906
Campus Size
50 acres
126 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
155 students
320 students
% Students of Color
33%
25%
% International Students
8%
20%
% Students Boarding
100%
67%
Offers Post-Grad Year
Yes
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
No
No
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Average Class Size
12 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
7:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
12
17
ESL Courses Offered
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
36%
71%
Summer Program Offered
No
Yes

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$8 million
$28 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$62,500
$64,800
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
n/a
$35,000
Tuition international students
$62,500
$55,985
% Students on Financial Aid
70%
40%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant
$22,500
(Need-based & Merit)
$24,000
Merit Scholarships Offered
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
None / Rolling
Jan. 15
Acceptance Rate
70%
60%
Director of Admissions
Joe Hemmings

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
12
17
Courses
Accelerated Calculus, College Advanced Human Nutrition, College Calculus, College Composition, College Digital Media, College Genetics, College Intro to Psychology, College Literature, College Medical Microbiology, College Statistics, Multivariable Calculus, Music Production

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered
11
16

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
7
24
Extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Peer Tutoring, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Student Publications

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Fishing Club, Outing Club, Weightlifting, Wolverines

College Matriculation

Year: 2018 - 2023
10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Endicott College
4
University of Maine
4
Bently University
3
Colby College
3
Roger Williams University
3
Pace University
2
Syracuse University
2
Trinity College
2
Union College
2
University of New Hampshire
2

School Notes

  • Young men who have graduated high school and are seeking a prep-school year before taking on the challenges of college.
  • A skills-based core curriculum that emphasizes communication, critical thinking, and computation. 
  • College Courses are offered and taught in person on our campus to qualified students.
  • Focused Academic Coaching (FAC) - open to all students, but especially for those with hidden learning differences-designed to develop self-advocacy skills, executive function skills, and various study strategies.
  • SAT Preparation - a series of workshops offered during the fall semester. This program may be 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 can take either exam if they wish.
  • Writing Program - 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 for one-on-one help at any point in the writing process on any writing assignment.
  • NCAA-level Athletic Program - Bridgton offers interscholastic competition in nine sports and intramural participation in several. Our athletic teams play against some of New England's finest college and university junior varsity (JV) teams, as well as other top prep schools. Bridgton Academy's varsity athletic programs (Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Hockey, Lacrosse, and Soccer) are full-year programs designed to provide our student-athletes with a collegiate-level experience.
  • Bridgton Academy accreditations: New England Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Victor Cruz '05 - Super Bowl champion, eight-year NFL player. NFL Analyst w/ESPN.
    • Brigadier General David Brigham '84 - Executive Officer, NATO Allied Land Command at US Army.
    • Steven Brooks '03 - Two-time NCAA DI Lacrosse Champion (Syracuse University), MLL Champion (Chesapeake Bayhawks)
    • Jermaine Wiggins - Super Bowl champion with New England in 2001. Sports radio host WEEI Boston.
    • Carlos Canino '84 - ATF Special Agent In Charge-Miami Field Division
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Bridgton Academy cost?
Bridgton Academy's tuition is approximately $62,500 for boarding students.
What is the acceptance rate of Bridgton Academy?
The acceptance rate of Bridgton Academy is 70%, which is higher than the boarding school average of 60%.
Who are famous alumni from Bridgton Academy?
Bridgton Academy famous alumni include: Victor Cruz '05, Brigadier General David Brigham '84, Steven Brooks '03, Jermaine Wiggins and Carlos Canino '84.
What sports does Bridgton Academy offer?
Bridgton Academy offers 11 interscholastic sports: Alpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Skiing, Snowboarding, Soccer and Tennis.
What is Bridgton Academy's ranking?
Bridgton Academy ranks among the top 20 boarding schools for High percentage of boarding students, High percentage of students on financial aid and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Bridgton Academy?
The application deadline for Bridgton Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 12-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 155 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $62,500
  • Acceptance rate: 70%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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