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"!

Quick Stats (2023-24)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 12-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 170 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 289 schools) for:

School History

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
School Type
ADD/ADHD Support
Supports Learning Differences (LD)
Religious Affiliation
Year Founded
Campus Size
50 acres
130 acres

Student Body

170 students
314 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Offers Post-Grad Year

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
Classroom Dress Code
Average Class Size
12 students
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
ESL Courses Offered
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program Offered

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$8.2 million
$25 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
Tuition international students
% Students on Financial Aid
Avg. Financial Aid Grant
Merit Scholarships Offered

Acceptance Rate

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


# Interscholastic Sports Offered


Total Extracurricular Organizations
Club or Organization:
Diversity Club, Peer Tutoring, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Student Publications

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

College Matriculation

10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)

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 prep schools. College opponents have included: Harvard, Yale, Dartmouth, Brown, Bowdoin, Columbia, Colgate, Boston University, The United States Naval Academy, The United States Military Academy West Point, 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 collegiate level.
  • Bridgton Academy 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 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, Dan Egan '83 and Carlos Canino '84.
What sports does Bridgton Academy offer?
Bridgton Academy offers 10 interscholastic sports: Alpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, 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 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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  • Grades: (Boarding) 12-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 170 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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