George Stevens Academy

23 Union Street
Blue Hill, ME 04614
Tel: 207-374-2808
  • 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 
2017 School Data
George StevensBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered9-126-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded18031910
Campus Size270 acres110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment311 students300 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Score1532* National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad YearNoNo

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 Offered717
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program OfferedYesYes


Endowment Size$9 million$17 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
Merit Scholarships OfferedNoNo


Application DeadlineMar. 1 / rollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredNoYes
Director of AdmissionsMichael Foster

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses


# Interscholastic Sports Offered1314
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Golf, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Winter Track, Wrestling


Total Extracurricular Organizations823
ExtracurricularsClub or Organization:
American, Book Club, Chess Club, Civil, Environmental, International Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Jazz Club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Intramural Sports

College Matriculation

Year: 200810 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
University of Maine14
University of Southern Maine4
Merrimack College2
Northeastern University2
St Joseph's College2
Syracuse University2
University of Vermont2
Wheaton College2
Cornell University1
Yale University1
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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