Gould Academy

5.00 5 1 (1 review)
PO Box 860
Bethel, ME 04217
Gould Academy Photo #1 - A rigorous academic curriculum is at the core of the Gould Academy experience. Our students are innovators, creators, risk-takers, and complex problem solvers.
Gould Academy Photo #1 - A rigorous academic curriculum is at the core of the Gould Academy experience. Our students are innovators, creators, risk-takers, and complex problem solvers.
Gould Academy Photo #2 - Collaboration is a required and sought after skill in the 21st century work place. Our students graduate with a keen understanding of how to be independent thinkers within the context of teamwork. The result is powerful.
Gould Academy Photo #3 - The Gould Academy Competition Program (GACP) trains high level winter student-athletes in alpine, freestyle, Nordic, and snowboarding. Our student-athletes enjoy dedicated training facilities at Sunday River Ski Resort, six miles from campus. You'll find our GACP athletes competing all over the world.
Gould Academy Photo #4 - From mountain biking and lacrosse, to soccer and skateboarding, to equestrian and basketball. We offer a very diverse selection of competitive sports so that each student may discover or continue to develop their passion.
Gould Academy Photo #5 - Our beautiful 456 acre campus in the heart of the western Maine mountains is a gateway to outdoor experiential learning, research, and play. The Bethel, Maine downtown is a gem offering coffee shops, restaurants, and retailers all within walking distance of campus.
Gould Academy Photo #6 - Rock climbing, hiking, ice climbing canoeing and variety of other outdoor experiences abound in the White Mountains.
Gould Academy Photo #7 - Gould Academy offers the only Ski Patrol Program recognized by the National Ski Patrol. Once our students earn their 'jackets,' they are certified to work for the National Ski Patrol at any mountain in the U.S.
Gould Academy Photo #8 - With 11 Steinway pianos on campus, Gould holds the All Steinway School distinction, shared with other schools such as the Yale School of Music and the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. Through state-of-the-art technology, Gould also offers a distance learning program in partnership with the Manhattan School of Music.
Gould Academy Photo #9 - From painting to blacksmithing, Gould offers an incredible array of visual art courses. Continue your artistic passions or discover the artist within you that you never knew was there. Art students go on to study at the Savannah College of Art, Rhode Island School of Design and School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
  • Gould Academy is more than a 9-12 independent college prep school.
  • It`s a place where students participate actively in shaping their education by taking advantage of opportunities that extend beyond the classroom.
  • The result is a co-created, individualized educational experience with active mentoring through multimodal learning.
  • These modalities include experiential learning and international travel through Gould`s Four Point Program, partnerships with outside resources like Gould`s distance learning partnership with the Manhattan School of Music, and Gould`s IDEAS Center where students collaborate, design and build their ideas and put them into action.
  • At Gould students are both supported and challenged as they discover and foster their own interests in a creative and disciplined manner.Located in Bethel, Maine, Gould students have the multiple advantages of living in a lively New England village with access to Sunday River Ski Resort.
  • With structured athletic on-snow programs, avenues for recreation, and opportunities to appreciate the natural world, Sunday River is an important learning venue for all students.
  • In an environment that values both individuality and community, Gould students earn the confidence, self-direction and capacity for global thinking that equips them for purposeful lives of active citizenship and self-defined success in our world.

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  • Class of 2011
    5 Stars  
    Stetson University
    Gould Academy's four-point program is what sets it apart from other schools. This program is defined by what each grade does during the weeks between 2nd trimester and Spring break. Grade 9 embarks on an. . .
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2018 School Data
Gould 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 Founded18361909
Campus Size456 acres106 acres

Student Body

Enrollment255 students318 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Scoren/a* National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad YearYesNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesYesNo
Frequency of Saturday ClassesMonthlyWeekly
Classroom Dress CodeCasualCasual
Average Class Size11 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:71:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1117
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program OfferedYesYes


Endowment Size$14 million$20 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
% Students on Financial Aid
Merit Scholarships OfferedNoNo


Application DeadlineFeb. 1 / rollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Director of AdmissionsRebecca Andreozzi
Associate Director of AdmissionsBryan Johansmeyer

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1117
CoursesBiology, Calculus AB, Chemistry, English Language, English Literature, Government Comparative, Honors Senior Math(topics include Calculus BC), Physics, Stastistics, US History


# Interscholastic Sports Offered1615
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Cycling, Equestrian, Field Hockey, Freestyle Skiing, Golf, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Nordic Skiing, Rock Climbing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Tennis


Total Extracurricular Organizations1724
ExtracurricularsClub or Organization:
Blue Key, Community Service Club, Farm and Forest, Gould Goes Green, Spanish Peer Tutor, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Band, Chorus, Drama Club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Afternoon Delights (singing), Art History Club, Blue Planet Society, CAPS Tour Guides, Global Issues, On-Snow Instructing Program, Recreational Skiing, Winter Emergency Care

College Matriculation

Year: 2013 - 201810 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
St. Lawrence University13
University of Vermont10
Boston University9
Saint Michael's College9
University of Colorado, Boulder9
Drexel University8
Suffolk University8
University of Main8
Hobart William Smith7
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes

    We know and respect that we have the greatest window of opportunity to make life changing connections with each student: 
  • to encourage creative and conceptual thinking
  • to teach problem solving 
  • to advance social maturity 
  • to present physical and mental challenges 
  • to expand a student's world view 
  • It's the time to connect. We do it in the classroom, the lab, in the mountains, in the dorm, while traveling throughout the world and while serving our local community. The high school years are a critical period, a defining moment in every young adult`s life.At Gould, it is our enduring commitment to connect with each student to achieve his or her academic and personal best - from our first welcome on campus to the last handshake at graduation.
  • LD types supported: Dyslexia / Language-based or Mild Learning Differences
  • Gould Academy accreditations: TABS, NEASC, NAIS
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  • Grades: 9-12, PG | 355 students 60.4 miles80 Academy Drive
    WolfeboroNH 03894
    60.49-12, PG355
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