Gould Academy

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

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Gould’s curriculum, faculty, sports, activities, and residential program all focus on recognizing each student as a human being at an important developmental time in his or her life. Gould meets students where they are and helps them prepare for college and become the best version of themselves.

P.O. Box 860, 39 Church Street, Bethel, Maine, USA 04217
207-824-7700

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Director of Admission: Chris Hayward
Admissions Phone:207-824-7777Fax:207-824-2926
Email: admissions@gouldacademy.org Website: www.gouldacademy.org


  • Application Deadline: Rolling
  • Application Fee: $30
  • International Application Fee: $60
  • Accept TABS Admission Application: Yes

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  • Founded: 1836
  • Campus Size: 500 acres
  • Grades Offered: 8th-post-grad
  • Accredited by: AISNE, NEASC
Student Body
Boarding
Grades 8th-post-grad
Day
Grades 8th-post-grad
Total
Girls     68 27 95
Boys     112 25 137
Total     180 52 232

Tuition and Financial Aid
  • 7-Day Boarding: $51,500
  • 5-Day Boarding: N/A
  • Day Tuition Fee: $30,300
  • Payment Plans: Offered
  • Need-Based Aid: Offered
  • Students Receiving Aid: 44.00%
  • Average Awarded: $0
School Finances
  • Merit Scholarships: Not Offered
  • Students Receiving Merit Scholarships: 0.00%
  • Average Merit Scholarship: $0
  • Current Endowment: $14,000,000
  • Per Student Endowment: $0
 
 

Summary: Gould students test new ideas, answer essential questions, and challenge assumptions - they leave their comfort zones and discover new fields of knowledge. They are led into the unknown and compelled to risk, where they discover hidden talents and new interests.

Department Director: Tom Whittington

Average Class Size: 11

Full Time Teachers: 44

Teachers Holding Advanced Degrees: 50.00%

Student/Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1

Saturday Classes: Yes

Number of AP Courses Offered: 10

Advanced/Enrichment Programs
  • AP Courses
  • Distance Learning
  • Post Graduate Year
  • 7 Day Boarding
Support Programs
  • ADD/ADHD Support
  • College Counseling
  • ESL: Intermediate
  • ESL: Advanced
  • Evening Study Assistance
  • Learning Center
  • Learning Differences Support
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Study Skills Assistance
  • Subject Tutoring
  • Technology Center
  • Writing Center
  • Academic Skills Program
English:
  • Classics
  • Creative Writing
  • Honors
  • Literature
  • Poetry
History:
  • Asian History
  • Honors
  • United States History
  • World History
Foreign Languages:
  • Chinese-Mandarin
  • French
  • Spanish
Religion/Philosophy:
  • Philosophy
Humanities/Social Sciences:
  • Psychology
Sciences:
  • Astronomy
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Electronics
  • Environmental Science
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Aeronautics
Math:
  • Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Honors Math
  • Geometry
  • Statistics
  • Trigonometry
Computer Studies:
  • Computer Science
  • Robotics
Music:
  • Band
  • Choral Music
  • Composition
  • Electronic Music
  • Music Appreciation
  • Music History
  • Music Theory
Performing/Visual Arts:
  • Dance
  • Design
  • Drama
  • Drawing
  • Film and Video
  • Metal
  • Modern Dance
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Pottery
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • blacksmithing, silversmithing
Special Programs:
  • Community Service
  • Exchange Programs
  • Independent Study
  • Outdoor Education
  • Semester/Year Off-Campus
Distinctive or New Programs:
  • N/A
AP Courses Available:
  • Biology
  • Calculus AB
  • Chemistry
  • English Literature
  • US Government & Politics
  • Statistics
  • US History
  • Honors Senior Math-includes topics of Calculus BC
 
 

Department Director: Peter Hedden

Dorm Life

Number of Dorms: 3

Average Students Per Dorm: 60

No. of Girls Dorms: 1

No. of Boys Dorms: 2

Dorm Amenities:
Game Room
 
Laundry Facilities 
Lounge 
 
Vending Machines 
 

Dress Code: Casual

Student Life

Summary: Gould is a close-knit community alive with constant learning - not only about academic subjects, but about each other and the world. Within this community of individuals, students share enduring friendships and celebrate t e milestones in each other's lives.

Facilities

  • Baseball field(s)
  • Basketball court(s)
  • Fitness Center
  • Technology Center
  • Sand volleyball court(s)
  • Indoor basketball court(s)
  • Trails Skiing Tr ampoline Tennis Farm

Clubs and Organizations

  • Astronomy Club
  • Chess Club
  • Community Service
  • Dorm Proctors
  • Environmental Club
  • Foreign Language Clubs
  • Honor Council
  • Horseback Riding
  • International Clubs
  • Math Club
  • National Honor Society
  • Outing Club
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Skateboarding Clubs
  • Snowboarding
  • Student Activities
  • Student Government
  • Student Publications
  • Theater
  • Yearbook
  • Yoga
 
 

Arts Department Director: Lauren Head

Athletics Department Director: Alec Newell

Arts
  • Chamber Choir
  • Chamber Ensemble
  • Chamber Orchestra
  • Choral Music
  • Dance
  • Drama Club
  • Guitar Ensemble
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Rock Band
  • Stage Band
  • String Ensemble
  • Tech Crew
  • Theater
  • Choir
Interscholastic Sports
  • Alpine Ski Racing
  • Alpine Skiing
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross-Country Running
  • Equestrian
  • Field Hockey
  • Free Style Skiing
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nordic Ski Racing
  • Nordic Skiing
  • Skateboarding
  • Snowboarding
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
Recreational Sports
  • Alpine Ski Racing
  • Alpine Skiing
  • Dance
  • Free Style Skiing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Climbing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nordic Skiing
  • Nordic Ski Racing
  • Outdoor Education
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skateboarding
  • Snowboarding
  • Ultimate Frisbee
 
 

Summary: Gould's method of preparing students for college is intended to pair each graduate with a college that best fits his or her individual talents and goals. College counselors offer knowledge and guidance to students and parents to help make the right college match.

Department Director: Brooke Libby

College Information

Percentage of Graduates Who Attend College: 100.00%

Colleges attended in the past 5 years by our graduates:

Boston College 3 graduates
Dartmouth 2 graduates
RISD 2 graduates
Stanford 1 graduates
Bates 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
 
 

Summary: Summer English Studies Programs of 5 weeks and 3 weeks. Sports programs with SAT prep

Department Director: Deb Costello