Top Maine Boarding Schools
- For the 2020 school year, there are 11 top college-prep and junior boarding schools located throughout Maine, serving 4,696 students.
Thornton Academy Photo - Thornton Academy has been preparing students for a changing world since 1811. A rigorous and broad-based program of academic, arts and athletic opportunities challenges students to reach their potential in readiness for lifelong learning and productive participation in our dynamic world.
Hyde School - Bath, ME Photo - Located in the quaint and historic shipbuilding city of Bath, Maine, on the Kennebec River, the 145-acre Hyde-Bath School campus was founded in 1966. Year-round, students and faculty enjoy miles of wooded running, bicycling, and cross-country skiing trails that extend beyond the campus.
Bridgton Academy Photo - Welcome to Bridgton Academy! Located in the Western Maine foothills and the heart of Maine's Lake Region, we've been preparing young men for the rigors of college and beyond since 1808. We Know PG.
Top Maine Boarding Schools (2020)
- School Location Grades Students
- PO Box 292
North Bridgton, ME 04057
Grades: 11-12, PG | 185 students
- 745 Main Street
Fryeburg, ME 04037
Grades: 9-12, PG | 578 students
- 295 Main Street
Pittsfield, ME 04967
Grades: 9-12, PG | 480 students
- 485 Chewonki Neck Road
Wiscasset, ME 04578
Grades: 11-11 | 88 students
- 438 Main Street
Saco, ME 04072
Grades: 6-12 | 1680 students
- PO Box 190, 66 Cutler Road
East Machias, ME 04630
Grades: 9-12, PG | 400 students
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