Lee Academy

Lee, Maine, USA view map
Co-Ed, No Religious Affiliation

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Lee Academy is a college-preparatory, coed school located in central Maine. We offer a challenging curriculum, including Honors and 13 AP courses, competitive athletics, and five dormitories. ESL courses are individualized to fit the needs of our students. We offer a variety of activities and programs including trips to major US cities, whitewater rafting, National Honor Society, and a championship caliber math team. A dedicated faculty, a welcoming student body, and safe location are all integral aspects of our school community. Inquire directly regarding scholarships.

Pineo Administration Center, 26 Winn Road, Lee, Maine, USA 04455

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Director of Admission: Deborah Jacobs
Admissions Phone:207-738-2252Toll-Free Admissions:888-433-2852Fax:207-738-3257
Email: admissions@leeacademy.org Website: www.leeacademy.org

  • Application Deadline: Rolling
  • Application Fee: $
  • International Application Fee: $
  • Accept TABS Admission Application: Yes

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  • Founded: 1845
  • Campus Size: 400 acres
  • Grades Offered: 9th-post-grad
  • Accredited by: NEASC, AISNE
Student Body
Grades 9th-post-grad
Grades 9th-post-grad
Girls     40 79 119
Boys     81 88 169
Total     121 167 288

Tuition and Financial Aid
  • 7-Day Boarding: $33,400
  • 5-Day Boarding: N/A
  • Day Tuition Fee: N/A
  • Payment Plans: Offered
  • Need-Based Aid: Offered
  • Students Receiving Aid: 0.00%
  • Average Awarded: $0

Summary: Our courses, our guidance philosophy and our daily schedule are all designed to provide an education that is interesting, challenging, and uniquely “you.” We work closely with every student to develop an academic program that instills self-confidence, brings new knowledge, prepares the student for college and allows the student to develop the skills that are essential for economic success in the world and personal fulfillment in life. Our success in educating students for the real world has been continuous since 1845. We have educated boarding students since the early 1900's, and international students since the 1960's. Because we have high aspirations for each student, class schedules are individualized and we actively encourage students to take the most challenging courses that they can successfully complete. Our course offerings are varied and challenging, and each course has a student-centered, project-based focus. We offer 10 Advanced Placement (AP) courses, as well as courses through the University of Maine via their on-line learning network. Historically, Lee Academy has excelled in the teaching of Mathematics. This tradition continues today. We offer challenging math courses at all levels and remarkably, for a school of only 270 students, we are consistently among the top math teams in Maine, regardless of school size. Lee Academy is a fully accredited TOEFL exam site, one of only eight in the entire State of Maine. The TOEFL test gives students more choices about where they can study, and is accepted by more institutions than any other English-language test in the world — including top colleges and universities worldwide. To enrich the ESL experience, international students are paired with an English speaking roommate, when possible. Advanced English language learners also serve as teaching assistants in many ELS classrooms. Frequent trips and weekend activities give students practical experience with language use, as part of our belief in “guided immersion” in American English.

Department Director: Kevin Ritchie

Average Class Size: 15

Full Time Teachers: 21

Student/Teacher Ratio: 15:1

Summer Programs Offered: Offered

Number of AP Courses Offered: 13

Advanced/Enrichment Programs
  • 5-Day Boarding
  • AP Courses
  • Post Graduate Year
Support Programs
  • College Counseling
  • ESL: Beginning
  • ESL: Intermediate
  • ESL: Advanced
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Subject Tutoring
  • Classics
  • Creative Writing
  • Honors
  • Literature
  • Honors
  • United States History
  • World History
Foreign Languages:
  • French
  • Spanish
Humanities/Social Sciences:
  • Anatomy
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Health
  • Physics
  • Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Honors Math
  • Geometry
  • Statistics
  • Trigonometry
Computer Studies:
  • Band
  • Choral Music
  • Composition
  • History of Music
  • Individual Instructions
  • Music Appreciation
  • Music History
  • Music Theory
  • Voice
Performing/Visual Arts:
  • Acting
  • Art
  • Art History
  • Design
  • Drama
  • Drawing
  • Film and Video
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Silkscreen
  • Stagecraft
  • Studio Art
  • Textiles
  • Theater Arts
  • Theater Design
  • Woodworking
Special Programs:
  • Community Service
  • Independent Study
Distinctive or New Programs:
  • N/A
AP Courses Available:
  • Biology
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Chemistry
  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Environmental Science
  • US Government & Politics
  • Physics B
  • Studio Art
  • US History

Department Director: Harris (Butch) Arthers

Dorm Life

Number of Dorms: 5

No. of Girls Dorms: 2

No. of Boys Dorms: 3

Dorm Amenities:
Game Room
Laundry Facilities 
Wireless Internet 
Vending Machines 

Dress Code: Casual

Student Life

Summary: Lee Academy serves local day students from twenty-three towns and Native American communities within Eastern Maine, and boarding students from across Maine, the United States and world. Our boarders over the last five years have come from sixteen states, seven Asian countries, five Central American/Caribbean countries, ten European countries, Australia, Israel and Canada. Our students possess a strong willingness to learn, a curiosity about the wider world, and a desire to be respected and to respect others.


  • Baseball field(s)
  • Basketball court(s)
  • Indoor basketball court(s)

Clubs and Organizations

  • Community Service
  • Diversity Club
  • Drama Club
  • Environmental Club
  • Foreign Language Clubs
  • Horseback Riding
  • Literary Magazine
  • Math Club
  • National Honor Society
  • Outing Club
  • Peer Counseling
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Pep Club
  • Photography
  • Student Activities
  • Student Government
  • Student Publications
  • Theater
  • Yearbook

Arts Department Director: Candace Parker

Athletics Department Director: Randy Harris

Notable Achievements: Our 2010-2011 Boys Basketball team won the State , Championship this year.

  • Art Club
  • Chamber Choir
  • Choral Music
  • Drama Club
  • Guitar Ensemble
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Stage Band
  • Theater
Interscholastic Sports
  • Alpine Skiing
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross-Country Running
  • Golf
  • Nordic Ski Racing
  • Nordic Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Wrestling
Recreational Sports
  • Alpine Ski Racing
  • Alpine Skiing
  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Camping
  • Canoeing
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross-Country Running
  • Dance
  • Equestrian
  • Figure Skating
  • Football
  • Free Style Skiing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nordic Skiing
  • Outdoor Education
  • Paddle Tennis
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Ski Jumping
  • Snowboarding
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball

Department Director: Tracey Nute

College Information

Percentage of Graduates Who Attend College: 95.00%

Colleges attended in the past 5 years by our graduates:

Academy of Art University 1 graduates
Bates College
Boston University 1 graduates
Colby College 2 graduates
Drexel University 1 graduates
George Washington University 1 graduates
Georgia Institute of Technology 1 graduates
Lasalle University 1 graduates
Maine Maritime Academy 2 graduates
Northeastern University 5 graduates
Penn State University 1 graduates
Rutgers University 1 graduates
School of Visual Arts, NY 1 graduates
University of California, Berkeley 1 graduates
University of Massachussetts 2 graduates
University of Nevada, Las Vegas 2 graduates
University of Pittsburgh 1 graduates
University of Utah 2 graduates
Wake Forest University 1 graduates
Washington State University 3 graduates

Middle Percentile of SAT Scores

25th percentile 75th percentile
Critical Reading NA NA
Mathematics NA NA
Writing NA NA

Notable Alumni

Quotes from Alumni

Diversity is what make Lee Academy an exceptional place. It better prepares us for the real world and the kinds of people we will meet. The faculty and staff are also very kind and understanding.

-Kathryn Kennedy, Class of 2010,


Lee Academy is a place where you can focus on academics and learn great study habits. At LA you can take your education and athletics to the next level.

-Corey Bingham, Class of 2007,


Lee Academy is a great place, it gives you a chance at a life, to get to the next level and get an education. Also, people really take care of you at LA, like your family, it prepares you for life.

-Sasa Devic, Class of 2007, Post Graduate



Summary: Summer ESL (English as a Second Language) Camp Spend two or four weeks in an outdoor wonderland, Lee, Maine USA, and become fluent in English! Morning sessions will consist of classroom ESL (English as a second language) courses from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Following lunch in our converted hunting-lodge-turned-dining hall, students will spend their afternoons taking part in a variety of outdoor activities while concentrating on conversational English. Planned activities include exploring the Maine coast, mountains, woods, rivers and lakes by foot, canoe, or kayak. Spot majestic moose at Baxter State Park or climb world famous Mt. Katahdin, the highest point of the Appalachian Trail. There will also be opportunities for shopping trips and movie excursions to nearby Bangor, as well as basketball, badminton, table tennis, swimming, canoeing, cookouts, volleyball, and more! Choose one two-week program, or both. $1,800.00/$3,600.00. For more information contact Deborah Jacobs at (207) 738-2252 or email djacobs@leeacademy.org

Department Director: Deborah Jacobs























Summary: Lee Academy provides an environment that is conducive to student learning. This environment includes challenging academics, numerous co-curricular activities and life in our boarding facilities. Lee Academy has a strong tradition of accepting students from different ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Students have the opportunity to interact with others who are different from themselves. Cultivating an atmosphere of openness and respect takes place on a daily basis at Lee Academy. To learn more about Lee Academy, please visit our website at www.leeacademy.org of call us, toll-free, at 1-888-433-2852.