George Stevens Academy

23 Union Street
Blue Hill, ME 04614
Tel: 2073742808
  • George Stevens Academy is an independent high school located on the coast of Maine.
  • Grounded in its traditions, the Academy is a caring educational community invested in meeting the needs of each student.
  • The Academy offers a challenging, comprehensive program of studies that fosters intellectual inquiry and the pursuit of knowledge, inspires creativity, develops self-reliance, and prepares its graduates for a purposeful life in an ever-changing world.
  • The extensive curriculum includes AP and honors courses, environmental and marine science, programs in the arts and industrial technology, ESL, and three foreign languages.
  • With over 35 clubs, activities, and sports, Academy students have many opportunities to explore their interests.
  • Some of the more unique possibilities for involvement are a sailing team, an award-winning jazz band, a chamber music group, an annual arts festival, and an Independent Study and Internship Program.

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Definition of Terms 
2016 School Data
George Stevens Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Prep College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12 9-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1803 1910
Campus Size 270 acres 110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 311 students 298 students
% Students of Color
2%
20%
% International Students
14%
20%
% Students Boarding
8%
68%
Average SAT Score 1532 * National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year No No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Casual Casual
Average Class Size 15 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:10 1:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 7 16
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
53%
70%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes

Finances

Endowment Size $9 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$37,400 $51,700
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
n/a $28,500
Merit Scholarships Offered No No

Admission

Application Deadline Mar. 1 / rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required No Yes
Director of AdmissionsJoanna Evans

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered 13 14
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Golf, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Winter Track, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations 8 23
ExtracurricularsAmerican, Book Club, Chess Club, Civil, Environmental, International Club, Intramural Sports, Jazz Club

College Matriculation

Year: 2008 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
University of Maine 14
University of Southern Maine 4
Merrimack College 2
Northeastern University 2
St Joseph's College 2
Syracuse University 2
University of Vermont 2
Wheaton College 2
Cornell University 1
Yale University 1
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes

  • Beautiful, safe campus on the coast of Maine.
  • Small, family-style residence halls for boarding students.
  • Host family option for international students. Extensive orientation program for international students before the school year begins.
  • Personal attention from teachers and staff. Wireless technology throughout school and residence halls; all students receive MacBook Air laptops to work on.
  • Challenging academic curriculum with honors options.
  • Comprehensive college counseling.
  • Independent Study Program for juniors and seniors.
  • Industrial technology.
  • Outdoor leadership program.
  • Academic support program. Accomodations for mild learning differences.
  • Four levels of English as a Second Language.
  • Award-winning jazz program.
  • 12 varsity and JV sports.
  • School accreditations: NAIS, NEASC, ISANNE, MAIS, TABS
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