Foxcroft Academy

5.00 (1 review)
975 West Main Street
Dover Foxcroft, ME 04426
Established in 1823, Foxcroft Academy is an independent day and boarding high school in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine with IB Certification.
FA`s student body comprises approximately 350 local day students and 100 boarding students hailing from 20+ different nations.
Foxcroft Academy offers the IB Diploma Programme. The Academy`s extensive standards-based curriculum includes 21 accredited AP courses (10 on-site and 11 through partnership), 21 Visual and Performing Arts courses, 24 offerings in Technical Education, 5 World Language programs, 10 Computer Science options, and comprehensive Special Education services.
Foxcroft Academy`s 21 varsity athletic teams have combined to win 20 state championships.
Foxcroft Academy is accredited by New England Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and does not discriminate in its hiring or admissions process as we strive to create the ultimate global community.

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  • Class of 2017
    5 Stars  
    UMO and KVCC
    The one on one time you can spend with your teachers, they are always there to help you. Before or after school.The sports teams, they make you become part of a family. Coaches and students. . .

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Definition of Terms
 | 2021 School Data
Foxcroft AcademyBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered9-12, PG5-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
ADD/ADHD SupportYesYes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded18231907
Campus Size125 acres125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment410 students300 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Score1270* National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad YearYesNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Business Casual )
Average Class Size12 students12
*National School Avg. » 18
Student : Teacher Ratio10:17:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered2118
Number of IB Courses Offered8-
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program OfferedYesYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size$6.3 million$25 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
(Tuition is all-inclusive)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
Summer Program Cost$4,500
(This includes transportation from and to Logan Airport and health insurance.)
% Students on Financial Aid
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$11,500$25,000
Merit Scholarships OfferedNoNo

Acceptance Rate

Application DeadlineNone / RollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredNoYes
Acceptance Rate
Director of AdmissionsJason I. Tardy
Associate Director of AdmissionsMiranda Nelson

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered2118
CoursesAP Biology, AP Calculus, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science, AP English Literature, AP Government & Politics, AP History, AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics, AP Music Theory, AP Physics, AP Psychology, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art


# Interscholastic Sports Offered1716
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country Running, Diving, Field Hockey, Figure Skating, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Winter Track, Wrestling


Total Extracurricular Organizations3223
ExtracurricularsClub or Organization:
Art Club, Asian Culture Club, Chess Club, Chinese Club, Civil Rights Team, Cooking Club, Cribbage Club, Debate Club, Environment Club, Equestrian Club, French Club, International Club, Key Club, Latin Club, Math Team, National Honor Society, Outdoor Club, PALs, Spanish Club, Student Council, Vex Robotics

Arts and Music Programs:
Chorus, Dance Club, Film Making, Jazz Band, Marching Band, Orchestra, Rock Band, Theater, Visual Arts

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Club Soccer, Volleyball

College Matriculation

Year: 2005 - 201010 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Northeastern University10
Boston University8
Purdue University8
Boston College5
Michigan University5
Emory College4
Northwestern University3
Georgia Tech University2
Johns Hopkins2
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes

    Location - The rural town of Dover-Foxcroft (population 4,200) is situated in an area that provides opportunities for skiing, snowboarding, white water rafting, swimming, hiking, biking, ice skating, and snowmobiling. It is 80 miles from the Atlantic Ocean, Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, 10 miles from the mountains and lakes of northern Maine and 3-4 hours from Portland and Boston. Foxcroft Academy is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and a member of the Independent School Association of Northern New England, College Board and the National Association of Independent Schools.Academic Program - The Academy, which is an IB Certified School, offers a challenging college-preparatory curriculum, including 142 course offerings with 32 Honors Courses and 21 Advanced Placement courses, and online courses. Foxcroft Academy`s math and science programs exceed national standards and utilize state-of-the-art technology. Students in Foxcroft Academy`s well-known humanities program understand the culture of an era through a study of its history, literature, art, and music. The foreign language program includes four levels of French, Latin, German and Spanish. In addition to the traditional offerings, students may take courses in music composition, web-design, art history, economics, computer-assisted drawing, personal finance, vocational subjects, and ethics. Foxcroft Academy offers a comprehensive ESL program for the international student who is planning for a university education. Students receive individual testing before placement at one of three levels of ESL, including ESL Writing. Musical education at Foxcroft Academy is more than learning to sing or play an instrument. Music is a science, a mental discipline, and an art. Students are able to participate in a variety of programs and courses of study, including orchestra and chamber ensemble, band, jazz ensemble, select choir, and percussion ensemble. Art education takes place in the modern Ebersteen Art Center, where students are engaged in everything from the study of art history to pottery and jewelry making. Foxcroft Academy has 62 staff members, including 43 faculty, and a student-faculty ratio of 16:1. The faculty is committed to fully preparing students for college and university studies. University and College Counseling - A long list of illustrious names testifies to the success Foxcroft Academy graduates have achieved in various fields, including law and medicine. One such graduate was Dr. Mary Chandler Lowell of the class of 1881, who to this date is the only known woman anywhere in the world to have earned the degrees of Doctor of Medicine, Bachelor of Law, and Doctor of Jurisprudence. Foxcroft graduates have gone on to such prestigious institutions as Harvard University, Boston College, Bowdoin College, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Michigan State University, Middlebury College, Northeastern University, Purdue University, New York University(NYU), Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Georgia Tech University and Yale University.Boarding Facilities - Students are housed in one of two residential-style dormitories, which have all modern conveniences, including wireless Internet. One dorm and faculty complex opened in August of 2009 and another dorm opened in the fall of 2012. This newer dorm 36 students and 4 faculty families. On school nights, structured study sessions take place between 8 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., with lights out by 10:30. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided seven days a week in the student dining hall, which features a grill with a wide selection of food to choose from.   Athletics - Foxcroft Academy`s commitment to excellence extends beyond the classroom to the playing fields, where the school has a long and proud tradition in athletics. In recent years, the Academy`s wrestling, football, baseball, and cross-country teams have won multiple state and regional championships. There are nearly thirty interscholastic sports teams, both girls` and boys'. All students have an opportunity to try out for any sport they wish. In sports like football, soccer, ice hockey, swimming, track, cross-country, tennis, and everyone makes the team at either a varsity or junior varsity level. Programs like basketball, field hockey, softball, and baseball carry a limited squad, but even here, most students who try out make the team. Extracurricular Opportunities - Foxcroft provides a rich environment-one that is intellectually challenging in and out of the classroom. The Academy offers more than twenty clubs and student organizations, including the Latin Club, the Key Club, Asian Culture Club, the French Club, the Drama Club, and a student-run newspaper. Other opportunities include musical theater productions, dance ensembles, art showings, theater productions and marching band. Weekend Life - On Friday nights, many interscholastic sports teams have their games, and everyone cheers for the FA Ponies. Saturdays are often spent skiing or snowboarding at Hermon Mountain or Sugarloaf USA, or taking a trip to L. L. Bean, Boston, or the local YMCA for swimming. Spring and early fall provide opportunities to go to Portland, Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, and Sebec Lake. An annual trip to New York City, Boston, or Washington, D.C., is scheduled for all boarding students. Foxcroft Academy encourages students to attend a few cultural events each semester. On-campus choices include the regionally recognized fall musical, usually a well-known Broadway show such as Hello, Dolly! or Fiddler on the Roof, and a fall or spring music concert. Admissions Information - Foxcroft Academy seeks students whose academic ability, motivation, and personal integrity will contribute to the school community. The ideal FA student is one who has a willingness to contribute to and gain from the rigorous college and vocational program offerings. Admission is based upon the candidate`s school record, application essay, interview, teacher and counselor recommendations and a standardized test score such as the SSAT, SLEP, PSAT, SAT, TOEFL, or CAT. A $75 processing fee is required at the time of application. An interview is required for admissions either on campus or via Skype.Quick Facts:
  • SAT Score (average) 1760
  • TOEFL Score (average) 92 (11th grade average)
  • SLEP Score (average) 58 (entering 10th grade student)
  • Number of students: 410
  • Number of International Students 90
  • Is ESL offered? Yes
  • Student: Teacher Ratio 10:1
    • Foxcroft Academy accreditations: IB, NEASC, NAIS, ISANNE, MAIS, TABS

    Profile last updated: 05/11/2021

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