Hebron Academy

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

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A message from Head of School John J. King, celebrating more than a decade of leadership and service at Hebron Academy:

What I want to tell you about Hebron is best experienced in person. By the time you have finished reading this, I hope that you and your family will seriously consider a visit, whether for the first time or for a return trip "home."

Psychologist Carl Jung said, "One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child."

Jung's words speak to our character, to our faculty and coaches' genuine interest in seeing our students grow. Hebron Academy's passionate, gifted teachers provide an academically challenging environment, but they are also enormously supportive and accessible. On the fields, in the dorms, in the library, on stage, in the dining hall - everywhere you find the interactions between students and faculty that we value so highly.

Personally, one of my favorite events at Hebron is our all-school musical. Everyone on campus is invited to participate. Each year, alongside a number of extremely talented, dedicated singers and thespians, there are young people courageously stepping on to the stage for the first time. Faculty members participate, as do students from every grade level. The audience cheers enthusiastically for each performer.

Hebron Academy is known for its friendly, supportive environment that encourages young people to reach their potential. Here, teachers encourage students to reach for something more than they thought possible, students are comfortable trying new things and seeking help and guidance from their teachers, everyone is encouraged to be actively involved in the school community, and each person can and does make a difference.

My wife Marcia and I invite you to visit Hebron Academy and experience our community for yourself. We look forward to seeing you.

John J. King

P.O. Box 309, 339 Paris Road, Hebron, Maine, USA 04238

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Director of Admission: Joseph Hemmings
Admissions Phone:207-966-5225Fax:207-966-1111
Email: admissions@hebronacademy.org Website: www.hebronacademy.org

  • Application Deadline: February 01
  • Application Fee: $50
  • International Application Fee: $100
  • Accept TABS Admission Application: Yes
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Young Artist Earns Top Honors

Posted on February 26, 2012
Hebron Academy’s Yena Kang ’12 has much to be proud of, having just won a record seven Gold Keys and one Silver Key from the highly touted Scholastic Art & Writing Awards of 2012. Among the most prestigious and highly coveted awards for young artists since their inception in 1923, they have helped s

Hebron Academy Athletes Think Pink

Posted on February 24, 2012
The Hebron community celebrated 10 years on the Androscoggin Theater stage with a reprise production of Working (based on the book by Studs Terkel with music by Stephen Schwartz). Despite inclement weather on opening night, The Hebron Academy Players earned a full house. On the second and final nigh

  • Founded: 1804
  • Campus Size: 1500 acres
  • Grades Offered: 6th-post-grad
  • Accredited by: NEASC
Student Body
Grades 9th-post-grad
Grades 6th-post-grad
Girls     47 50 97
Boys     108 48 156
Total     155 98 253

Tuition and Financial Aid
  • 7-Day Boarding: $51,900
  • 5-Day Boarding: N/A
  • Day Tuition Fee: $28,500
  • Payment Plans: Offered
  • Need-Based Aid: Offered
  • Students Receiving Aid: 64.00%
  • Average Awarded: $14,135
School Finances
  • Merit Scholarships: Offered
  • Students Receiving Merit Scholarships: 1.00%
  • Average Merit Scholarship: $5,000
  • Current Endowment: $0
  • Per Student Endowment: $0

Summary: Hebron Academy's academic mission is to create the most effective environment, use the most effective teaching practices, design the most effective assessments, and provide the most effective feedback, all with the primary aim of inspiring and guiding students to become self-motivated learners adept at thinking critically and creatively, working collaboratively, and communicating with purpose and confidence. Course offerings range from entrepreneurship to calculus, from digital media to music theory, and from philosophy to environmental science, rounding out a vibrant and challenging college preparatory curriculum. English language learning for non-English speakers is also offered, and the school has an Academic Guidance Center and College Counseling Office dedicated to individual needs. A sampling of courses in major areas of study is as follows: English: Humanities, World Literature, American Literature, AP Literature, Comparative Literature, Elements of College-Level Literature and Composition, Post-Graduate English. Mathematics & Computer Studies: Geometry, Algebra I & II, Digital Media, Computer Science I - III, Pre-Calculus, AP Calculus (BC, AB), Advanced Math. Science: Genetics & Evolution, Biology (AP), Physics (AP), Chemistry (AP), Chemistry in the Community, Anatomy & Physiology, Environmental Studies, Astronomy. History: Humanities History, Western Traditions, World History, US History (AP), International Relations, Psychology, Entrepreneurship. Languages: French, Spanish, Latin. Fine Arts: Design, Music Appreciation, Applied Music, Drawing, Studio Recording, Sculpture, Drama, Pottery, Painting, Photography, Music Theory, Studio Art (AP), Vocal Music. Religion & Ethics: World Religions, Western Philosophy, Views from the Other Side. Saturday classes are held six or seven times each school year.

Department Director: Brian Jurek

Average Class Size: 12

Full Time Teachers: 41

Teachers Holding Advanced Degrees: 32.00%

Student/Teacher Ratio: 7:1

Saturday Classes: Yes

Summer Programs Offered: Offered

Number of AP Courses Offered: 10

Advanced/Enrichment Programs
  • AP Courses
  • Post Graduate Year
Support Programs
  • ADD/ADHD Support
  • College Counseling
  • ESL: Intermediate
  • ESL: Advanced
  • Evening Study Assistance
  • Learning Center
  • Learning Differences Support
  • Technology Center
  • Classics
  • Creative Writing
  • Honors
  • Literature
  • World Lit,American Lit,Comparative Lit, PG English
  • Honors
  • United States History
  • World History
  • US Cultural History
Foreign Languages:
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Latin
  • Special programs for English Language Learners
  • Philosophy
  • World Religions
  • Views from the Other Side, Western Philosophy
Humanities/Social Sciences:
  • Psychology
  • Humanities, International Relations
  • Anatomy
  • Astronomy
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Science
  • Physics
  • Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Honors Math
  • Geometry
  • Digital Media, Advanced Math
Computer Studies:
  • Computer Applications
  • Computer Science
  • Multimedia
  • Media Studies
  • Choral Music
  • Music Appreciation
  • Music Theory
  • Orchestra
  • Recording
  • Jazz Band, Applied Music, Instrumental/Vocal Music
Performing/Visual Arts:
  • Art
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drama
  • Drawing
  • Film and Video
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Pottery
  • Sculpture
  • Studio Art
  • Theater Arts
Special Programs:
  • Community Service
  • Exchange Programs
  • Independent Study
  • Leadership
  • Outdoor Education
  • Entrepreneurship Program
Distinctive or New Programs:
  • Entrepreneurship Program
    Athletic Leadership Program
    Fresh Connections (freshmen program)
    Career Connection Seminars (Seniors & Postgraduates)
AP Courses Available:
  • Biology
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Chemistry
  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Physics B
  • Physics C
  • Studio Art
  • US History

Summary: Hebron is first and foremost a family, enabled by the small size of the community and the immense opportunities that spring from such an intimate, unique atmosphere. Head of School John King remarks, "Hebron Academy is known for its friendly, supportive environment that encourages young people to reach their potential. Here, teachers encourage students to reach for something more than they thought possible, students are comfortable trying new things and seeking help and guidance from their teachers, everyone is encouraged to be actively involved in the school community, and each person can and does make a difference."

Department Director: Alex Godomsky

Dorm Life

Number of Dorms: 3

No. of Girls Dorms: 1

No. of Boys Dorms: 2

Dorm Amenities:
Laundry Facilities 

Dress Code: Casual

Student Life

Summary: Hebron happenings run the gammut. The Community Life Team (CLT) along with residential faculty is committed to planning activities for students throughout the year, including special events, sports tournaments, activities in the dorm, and a full slate of choices for the weekends. The CLT consistently enlists the help of students in compiling a batch of fresh and engaging options fun for all, including weekend trips, concerts, professional sporting contests and more. These activities are in addition to the wide array of existing student plays and concerts, student organization activities and interscholastic competitions. Recently, students enjoyed Harry Potter Dinner, in which the community was divided into Hogwarts houses, dressed in wizardly garb and feasted on Molly's meat pies, rumbledythump,and snitch cake pops. The Academy also surprises students with a Mountain Day each year, sweeping kids off campus to enjoy a day of hiking, skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing at a local resort. Hebron's pristine 1,500 acres lends itself to limitless outdoor exploration, and our Outdoor Education program, started in the 1930s, enables students to capitalize on the beautiful and varied terrain surrounding the Academy. Students of Outdoor Ed learn life-long skills and knowledge essential for safe and comfortable backcountry travel. For those interested in philanthropy, Hebron offers yearly service trips to Malawi, Africa to live and work with local families in underserved communities. Hebron nurtures all students of diverse backgrounds, and inividuals are afforded the freedom to develop their own organizations based on their own interests. The possibilities abound. Please visit www.hebronacademy.org/studentlife to view the teeming roster of offerings, fostering the community spirit that defines Hebron Academy life.


  • All-weather track
  • Baseball field(s)
  • Basketball court(s)
  • Fitness Center
  • Technology Center
  • Football field
  • Indoor basketball court(s)
  • Racquetball court(s)
  • Indoor climbing wall
  • Hockey Rink, Athletic Center opened in '08,

Clubs and Organizations

  • Astronomy Club
  • Community Service
  • Computer Club
  • Dorm Proctors
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Literary Magazine
  • Math Club
  • Newspaper
  • Outing Club
  • Photography
  • Student Activities
  • Student Government
  • Student Publications
  • Yearbook
  • Yoga
  • Outing Club, Gay-Straight Alliance, ALP

Summary: Arts: To be truly well educated, one must not only appreciate the arts, but have rich opportunities to actively participate in creative work. The arts bring subjects to life, turning abstractions into actual expression. Learning through the arts often results in greater academic achievement and higher test scores. The arts faculty bring a high level of experience to the classroom, and throughout the year visiting artists and musicians come to campus, exposing students to a wide range of creativity and talent. At Hebron, art is for all and celebrated by all. A highlight of Academy life is the all-school musical, which happens each winter and enlists more than 50 students, faculty and staff. The production personifies Hebron's core mission of being a community that welcomes and supports individuality, respects differences, and values each person's contribution. Athletics: At Hebron the pursuit of academic excellence finds its corollary in the pursuit of athletic excellence, and participation in organized sports forms an integral part of every student’s Hebron experience. The school’s athletic programs are devoted to encouraging a lifelong love of physical activity and an appreciation for teamwork and fair play. For those who prefer not to compete, recreational athletic opportunities are limitless, thanks in large part to the 1,500 acre campus that affords all members of the community an array of outdoor diversions, whether it's skiing, snowshoeing, or just a stroll on the trail. When weather doesn't permit, the recently opened Athletic Center hosts 54,000 square feet of indoor track, basketball and tennis courts, a state-of-the-art workout room, dance studios, and 30-foot rock wall. The structure was erected using environmentally conscious building practices and boasts beautiful and "green" architectural details.

Arts Department Director: Jeanine Eschenbach

Athletics Department Director: Leslie Guenther

Notable Achievements: Hebron is celebrating a 90-year ice hockey legacy, Student artist earned top honors & Gold Key awards, "Pink" teams raised $1200+ towards breast cancer

  • A Cappella Group
  • Brass Ensemble
  • Chamber Choir
  • Chamber Orchestra
  • Choral Music
  • Dance
  • Drama Club
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Stage Band
  • String Ensemble
  • Theater
  • All-school musical offered yearly,Full Orchestra
Interscholastic Sports
  • Alpine Ski Racing
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross-Country Running
  • Field Hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Mountain Biking
  • Snowboarding
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
Recreational Sports
  • Aerobics
  • Alpine Skiing
  • Camping
  • Canoeing
  • Cross-Country Running
  • Dance
  • Figure Skating
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nordic Ski Racing
  • Outdoor Education
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Snowboarding
  • Squash
  • Table Tennis
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Weight Lifting
  • Outing Club offers backcountry activities for all

Department Director: Robert MacLellan

College Information

Percentage of Graduates Who Attend College: 100.00%

Colleges attended in the past 5 years by our graduates:

University of Pennsylvania
Dartmouth College
Columbia University
Amherst College
Bowdoin College
United States Military Academies

Middle Percentile of SAT Scores

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


Quotes from Alumni

Summary: Hebron Academy will offer an English Language Learner (ELL) program commencing Summer 2013. More information to be posted soon!

Department Director: Noah Love