745 Main Street
Fryeburg, ME 04037
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Fryeburg Academy is an independent secondary school that serves a diverse population of local day students and boarding students from across the nation and around the world.
The Academy believes that a strong school community provides the best conditions for learning and growth.
Therefore, we strive to create a supportive school environment that promotes respect, tolerance, and cooperation, and prepares students for responsible citizenship.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 578 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $50,500
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $17,900
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Fryeburg Academy ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 307 schools) for:

Category
Attribute
School History

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2022 School Data
Fryeburg Academy
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
9-12, PG
9-12
School Type
Co-ed
Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)
Yes
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1792
1907
Campus Size
105 acres
126 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
578 students
300 students
% Students of Color
5%
26%
% International Students
16%
20%
% Students Boarding
25%
70%
Offers Post-Grad Year
Yes
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
No
No
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Average Class Size
15 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
7:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
20
17
ESL Courses Offered
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
60%
70%
Summer Program Offered
Yes

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$35 million
$25 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$50,500
$61,200
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$17,900
$34,900
Tuition international students
$50,500
$54,500
Yearly Tuition
(5 Day Boarding)
$35,000
$44,150
% Students on Financial Aid
43%
40%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant
$24,575
$25,000
Merit Scholarships Offered
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
None / Rolling
Jan. 15
Acceptance Rate
80%
58%
Director of Admissions
Joseph Manning
Associate Director of Admissions
Christina D. and Ethan W.

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
20
17
Courses
Advanced Latin, Advanced Placement Biology, Advanced Placement Calculus AB, Advanced Placement Calculus BC, Advanced Placement Chemistry, Advanced Placement Computer AB, Advanced Placement English Language and Composition, Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition, Advanced Placement French Language, Advanced Placement Modern European History, Advanced Placement Music Theory, Advanced Placement Physics, Advanced Placement Spanish Language, Advanced Placement Statistics, Advanced Placement United States History

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
41
23
Extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Admission Tour Guides, Art Activity, Broadcasting, Concordians A Capella, Cube Set Satellite Club, Dorm Prefects, Environment Club, FA Girl Up, French Club, French Honors Society, GAP - Global Ambassadors Program, GTSA, Interact Club, Library Council, Library Monitors, Model United Nations, Mountain Biking, Photography Activity, Residential Proctor, Robotics Team, Rock & Jazz Ensemble, Strength & Conditioning Activity, Student Proctors, Unified Special Olympics, Writting Tutors

Arts and Music Programs:
All School Play, Art Club, Classical Music Ensemble, Day Student Proctor, Eklektic Jazz Choir, Film Making Club, Fine Arts Club, Fire Department, Jazz Rock Ensemble, Junior Classical League (Latin Club), Ladies in Blue - a cappella group, Spanish First Aid, Technology Prefects, Theater, Visual and Performing Arts Club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Techno Music Association

College Matriculation

Year: 2017 - 2018
10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
University of Maine
9
Pennsylvania State University
6
University of California
6
Boston University
4
Colby College
4
Bates College
3
Rochester Institute of Technology
3
Bowdoin College
2
University of Pennsylvania
2
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1

School Notes

  • Fryeburg Academy is an independent secondary school that serves a diverse population of local day students and boarding students from across the nation and around the world. The Academy believes that a strong school community provides the best conditions for learning and growth. Therefore, we strive to create a supportive school environment that promotes respect, tolerance, and cooperation, and prepares students for responsible citizenship. Within this context, the Academy's challenging and comprehensive academic program, enriched by a varied co-curriculum provides the knowledge and skills necessary for success in higher education and the workplace.
  • Fryeburg Academy is set in a classic New England village, in the foothills of Mount Washington and the White Mountains. It's a community of real people, offering a sense of belonging to all who enter, and a backbone of support to all who stay. It's close to the ocean, rivers, lakes, ski areas, and 750,000 acres of National Forest. Outdoor activities are limitless every season of the year.
  • LD types supported: Mild Learning Differences
  • Fryeburg Academy accreditations: NEASC, NAIS, AISNE
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • David Rohde - New York Times investigative journalist
    • Rufus Porter - painter and founder of Scientific American
    • Spaulding Gray - actor and playwright
    • Marcus Nash - U.S. olympic nordic ski racer
    • James Farrington - US representative from New Hampshire (1828-1831)
Source: Verified school update

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Class of 2018
5.00
Bates College
It had fantastic buildings, amazing campus and dorms. The environment was perfect and set me up to succeed in college. . .
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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 578 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $50,500
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $17,900
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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