PO Box 190, 66 Cutler Road
East Machias, ME 04630
Washington Academy's learning formula starts with the school's accomplished faculty.
Add 100 different courses and an energetic student body and you get a thriving academic environment that is highly individualized.
The Academy offers a variety of courses at different difficulty levels so that everyone, no matter what their learning style, can reach their potential.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 400 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $40,500
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Washington Academy ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 307 schools) for:

Category
Attribute
School History

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2022 School Data
Washington Academy
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
9-12, PG
9-12
School Type
Co-ed
Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)
Yes
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1792
1907
Campus Size
75 acres
126 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
400 students
300 students
% Students of Color
5%
26%
% International Students
20%
20%
% Students Boarding
20%
70%
Average SAT Score
1290
* National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year
Yes
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
No
No
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Average Class Size
13 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
7:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
13
17
ESL Courses Offered
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
46%
70%
Summer Program Offered
Yes

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$4 million
$25 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$40,500
$61,200
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
n/a
$34,900
% Students on Financial Aid
25%
40%
Merit Scholarships Offered
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
None / Rolling
Jan. 15
Director of Admissions
Robin Moloff-Gautier

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
13
17
Courses
AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP European History, AP Language & Comp, AP Latin, AP Literature, AP Music Theory, AP Physics, AP Spanish, AP Studio Art, AP US History

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
16
23
Extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Environment Club, International Club, Math Team, Model UN, National Honor Society, Outing Club, Robotics Team, Silver Quill Literary Magazine, Student Council, Yearbook Committee

Arts and Music Programs:
A Capella, Jazz Ensemble, Pep Band, Tri-M National Music Honor Society

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Ski and Snowboard Club

College Matriculation

Year:
10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)

School Notes

  • 92% of graduates go on to post-secondary programs, college or university.
  • Washington Academy sits on 75 acres with 10 major buildings.
  • WA is 2 miles from the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Students provide over 500 hours of community service.
  • Thirteen advanced placement courses are offered.
  • Washington Academy offers a variety of summer programs, including two levels of ESL in a 4 week summer program in August.
  • 100+ courses including Mandarin Chinese and Coastal Ecology.
  • 15 staff and faculty members reside on campus.
  • Washington Academy accreditations: The New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Source: Verified school update
Submit Review for Washington Academy
Earn $20 by submitting your alumni review!

Recent Articles

What is Progressive Education?
What is Progressive Education?
The promise of progressive education is as the students come to the solution, they’re active, they’re engaged, they’re motivated, and they’re learning. Most progressive schools encourage students to explore other areas of their development where young people find focus or uncover the contentment of stillness. It is about learning how to think, not what to think.
The Importance of Strong Connections with Family & School
The Importance of Strong Connections with Family & School
We look at the roles in the partnership of school, parent, and student. Understanding each partner's responsibilities is essential for a successful boarding school experience.
What About Schools With Riding Programs?
What About Schools With Riding Programs?
Does your son or daughter ride? Are you thinking about finding a private school which will suit both your academic requirements and your child's penchant for riding? Let's look at a couple of schools with riding programs.

Featured Schools

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 400 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $40,500
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Request Information

Quick Links