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Thornton Academy: where 200 years of experience works to prepare you for your future
Founded in 1811, Thornton Academy is one of New England's oldest college preparatory schools, an independent, coeducational middle school and high school serving grades 6 through 12. Located in the southern Maine coastal town of Saco, Thornton Academy offers you a beautiful, natural setting and a safe community. In addition to educating our day students, we have a boarding program for domestic students and international students. Two state-of-the-art dormitories on our large campus host over 130 students from over 20 countries and bring them together with our day student population.

Thornton Academy's mission is "to prepare students for a changing world." Small classes and individual attention allow our faculty to help every student fulfill their potential. Through its extensive course offerings, Thornton provides an opportunity for students to find an academic area that excites them. Thornton Academy students become dynamic, critical thinkers who excel in college and beyond because of what begins here. Our faculty and staff also recognize that learning extends beyond the classroom to the hallways, the playing fields, and the surrounding community.

We invite you to contact us at any time and APPLY!

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Thornton Academy Admissions Office
438 Main Street
Saco, Maine 04072 USA

Phone: (207) 282- 5383
Fax: (207) 282-2536
You may also contact us by e-mail.
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