Fryeburg Academy

745 Main Street
Fryeburg, ME 04037
Tel: 207-935-2013
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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.".

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Definition of Terms 
2017 School Data
Fryeburg AcademyBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered9-12, PG9-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
ADD/ADHD SupportYesYes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded17921910
Campus Size105 acres120 acres

Student Body

Enrollment578 students300 students
% Students of Color
13%
20%
% International Students
16%
20%
% Students Boarding
25%
68%
Average SAT Scoren/a* National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile)1430 - 2200-
Offers Post-Grad YearYesNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeCasualCasual
Average Class Size15 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:101:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered2017
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
45%
70%
Summer Program OfferedYesYes

Finances

Endowment Size$22 million$17 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$49,250$52,850
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$17,900$28,200
Tuition international students$49,250$47,425
Yearly Tuition
(5 Day Boarding)
$35,000$37,945
% Students on Financial Aid
43%
36%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$24,575$22,700
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo

Admission

Application DeadlineNone / RollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredNoYes
Acceptance Rate
80%
55%
Director of AdmissionsJoseph Manning
Associate Director of AdmissionsAbby Chaffee and Beth Ross

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered2017
CoursesAdvanced 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, History 101/102, Organic Chemistry

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered2014
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Cycling, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Nordic Skiing, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Winter Track, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations4323
ExtracurricularsClub or Organization:
Admission Tour Guides, Climbing Club, Dorm Prefects, Environment Club, French Club, Fryeburg Academy Community Endeavors, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Interact Club, International Club, Intramural Sports, Latin Club, Math Team, National Honor Society, One Act Play, Outdoor Club, Peer Tutoring, Photography, Ping-Pong Club, School Newspaper, Spanish Club, Speaking Partners Program, Student Council, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
All School Play, Art Club, Big Band, Birth of the Cool Combo, Chorus, Eklektic Jazz Choir, Film Making Club, Fine Arts Club, Jazz Club, Rock Band, School Musical, Sculpting, Seven Steps Combo, Theater, Ultimate Frisbee, Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Woodworking

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Health Club Membership, Ice Skating, Yoga

College Matriculation

Year: 2012 - 201610 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
University of Maine48
University of Southern Maine31
Michigan State University14
Pennsylvania State University14
University of Washington8
University of California, San Diego6
Suffolk University5
Syracuse University5
Columbia College Chicago4
Saint Anselm College4
Link to Matriculation Data

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
  • School accreditations: NEASC, TABS, ISANNE
  • 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)
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