11 Academy Lane
North Bridgton, ME 04057
Bridgton Academy, the nation's leading postgraduate program, focuses exclusively* on developing young men in the year between high school and college.
Through unmatched college-preparatory academics, NCAA-level athletic development, and a deliberate residential life experience, we foster the personal growth, self-confidence, and independence necessary for our students to be successful in college and life.
Located in the picturesque Lakes and Mountains Region of Western Maine, we`re only 50 minutes from the coastal city of Portland.
Bridgton Academy has been "the year that makes THE difference" for generations of students!
*Each year a number of students choose to enroll as high school seniors and earn their high school diploma from Bridgton Academy. www.bridgtonacademy.org.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 12-12, PG
  • Students: 170 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $57,900
  • Acceptance rate: 60%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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School History

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2021 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
125 acres

Student Body

170 students
300 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

  • All boys who have graduated high school and need a prep-school year before taking on the challenges of college.
  • 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. 
  • College Articulation Program (CAP) - Through a partnership with several universities, Bridgton offers college courses on our campus to qualified students which carry transferable college credit.
  • Focused Academic Coaching (FAC) - open to all students, but especially for those with mild learning differences-designed to develop self-advocacy skills, compensatory strategies, executive function skills, and various study strategies.
  • SAT Preparatory Program - offered 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 - 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 both interscholastic competition in nine sports and intramural participation in several. 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, 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 collegegiate level.
  • LD types supported: Mild Learning Differences, ADD/ADHD
  • 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
Profile last updated: 10/05/2021
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  • Grades: (Boarding) 12-12, PG
  • Students: 170 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $57,900
  • Acceptance rate: 60%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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