Top Maine Boarding Schools
- For the 2018-19 school year, there are 10 top college-prep and junior boarding schools located throughout Maine, serving 4,674 students.
Washington Academy Photo - Washington Academy, established in 1792, is one of the oldest day & boarding co-ed high schools in the USA. It is located on the Downeast Maine coast, and boast 425 total students from 25 different countries. The Alumni Building is one of nine buildings on its 75+ acre campus.
Kents Hill School Photo - The Performing Arts Center in Newton Hall houses the performing arts program, which includes the Contemporary Band, Kents Hill Singers, and the Kents Hill Chamber music group.
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.
Gould Academy Photo - 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.
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.
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.
Top Maine Boarding Schools (2018-19)
- School Location Grades Students
- PO Box 292
North Bridgton, ME 04057
Grades: 11-12, PG | 185 students
- 975 West Main Street
Dover Foxcroft, ME 04426
Grades: 9-12, PG | 435 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
- 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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