Fryeburg Academy

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

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Fryeburg Academy, founded in 1792, is a dynamic day and boarding school located near the White Mountain national forest and recreation area. Only one hour from the city of Portland, Maine, this historic institution is home to a diverse student body representing over 20 countries and 10 states. Our intimate boarding program is set in the context of a larger school, providing boarding students the opportunity to participate in a full array of curricular and extracurricular offerings uncommon in small boarding schools. Fryeburg Academy offers 14 advanced placement courses, a full range of ESOL courses, and a tutorial program. Extracurricular offerings include 24 varsity sports, 15 clubs and award winning theater and music programs. Recent campus improvements include the addition of the Bion Cram Library, the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, the Ada Cram Wadsworth Arena and the Harvey Dow Gibson Recreation Center.

745 Main Street, Fryeburg, Maine, USA 04037

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Director of Admission: Stephanie Morin
Admissions Phone:207-935-2013Fax:207-935-4292
Email: Website:

  • Application Deadline: February 01
  • Application Fee: $50
  • International Application Fee: $100
  • Accept TABS Admission Application: Yes

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  • Founded: 1792
  • Campus Size: 34 acres
  • Grades Offered: 9th-post-grad
  • Accredited by: NEASC
Student Body
Grades 9th-post-grad
Grades 9th-12th
Girls     54 213 267
Boys     87 224 311
Total     141 437 578

Tuition and Financial Aid
  • 7-Day Boarding: $45,900
  • 5-Day Boarding: $36,540
  • Day Tuition Fee: $22,950
  • Payment Plans: Offered
  • Need-Based Aid: Offered
  • Students Receiving Aid: 42.00%
  • Average Awarded: $29,750

Summary: The academic demands of our program are designed to give students the skills, background and discipline to assure success in college and beyond. Accelerated programs are offered in mathematics, English, science, history, foreign language, and music so students may acquire a high degree of proficiency. Fryeburg Academy offers over 100 courses giving students many more options uncommon in small boarding schools

Average Class Size: 15

Full Time Teachers: 67

Teachers Holding Advanced Degrees: 35.00%

Student/Teacher Ratio: 10/1

Number of AP Courses Offered: 14

Advanced/Enrichment Programs
  • 5-Day Boarding
  • AP Courses
  • Post Graduate Year
Support Programs
  • ADD/ADHD Support
  • ESL: Beginning
  • ESL: Intermediate
  • ESL: Advanced
  • Learning Differences Support
  • Creative Writing
  • Honors
  • Literature
  • European History
  • Honors
  • United States History
  • World History
Foreign Languages:
  • Chinese-Mandarin
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Latin
Humanities/Social Sciences:
  • Economics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Anatomy
  • Biology
  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Science
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Science
  • Health
  • Physics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Honors Math
  • Geometry
  • Statistics
  • Trigonometry
Computer Studies:
  • Computer Applications
  • Computer Programming
  • Band
  • Choral Music
  • Music Theory
  • Recording
Performing/Visual Arts:
  • Art
  • Pottery
  • Public Speaking
  • Theater Arts
Special Programs:
  • Community Service
  • Independent Study
Distinctive or New Programs:
  • Global Studies Certificate
    Entrepreneurial Program

AP Courses Available:
  • Biology
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science A
  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Environmental Science
  • European History
  • French Language
  • Music Theory
  • Physics B
  • Spanish Language
  • Statistics
  • US History

Summary: The Academy's boarders come from throughout the United States and all over the world, yet they feel at home here - among friends in a comfortable, caring atmosphere. They feel they're with family, valued and respected by the Academy's adults. They feel they're part of a community, one characterized by small town values and kindness... with a place in it for every person.

Department Director: David Turner

Dorm Life

Number of Dorms: 4

Average Students Per Dorm: 35

No. of Girls Dorms: 1

No. of Boys Dorms: 3

Dorm Amenities:
Laundry Facilities 
Wireless Internet 
Vending Machines 

Dress Code: Casual

Student Life

Summary: Both historic and modern, Fryeburg Academy blends the best of traditional and state-of-the-art facilities. Our historic buildings are complemented by the Eastman Science Center, Bion R. Cram Library, Ada Cram Wadsworth Arena, Harvey Dow Gibson Recreation Center, and Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, all built within the last fifteen years.


  • All-weather track
  • Baseball field(s)
  • Basketball court(s)
  • Fitness Center
  • Technology Center
  • Football field
  • Indoor basketball court(s)

Clubs and Organizations

  • Asian Club
  • Astronomy Club
  • Chess Club
  • Community Service
  • Computer Club
  • Debate Club
  • Diversity Club
  • Dorm Proctors
  • Environmental Club
  • Food Council
  • Future Bus. Leaders of Am.
  • Gardening
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • International Clubs
  • Math Club
  • National Honor Society
  • Newspaper
  • Outing Club
  • Peer Counseling
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Photography
  • Quiz Bowl
  • Student Activities
  • Student Government
  • Student Publications
  • Theater
  • Weightlifting
  • Woodworking Club
  • Yearbook


Arts Department Director: Brent LaCasce

Athletics Department Director: Susan Thurston

  • A Cappella Group
  • Drama Club
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Rock Band
  • Stage Band
  • Tech Crew
  • Theater
Interscholastic Sports
  • Alpine Ski Racing
  • Alpine Skiing
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross-Country Running
  • Field Hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nordic Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Wrestling
Recreational Sports
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Canoeing
  • Dance
  • Figure Skating
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nordic Skiing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Snowboarding
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Summary: Every student at Fryeburg Academy is assigned a college advisor to assist in the post-secondary school selection process. Students from Fryeburg Academy attend a wide range of post-secondary schools including technical colleges, private colleges and state universities, as well some of the country’s most selective institutions.

Department Director: Nicole Cote-Crosskill

College Information

Percentage of Graduates Who Attend College: 99.00%

Colleges attended in the past 5 years by our graduates:

University of Illinois 12 graduates
Northeastern 5 graduates
Boston University 7 graduates
George Washington University 5 graduates
Bates 8 graduates

Middle Percentile of SAT Scores

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

Notable Alumni

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