Thornton Academy's Middle School (TAMS) teaches students from grades 6-8 and is part of the independent school of Thornton Academy (6-12 grades). Our 13,000 square foot building provides a place where middle schoolers thrive in a close-knit community. Collaboration among faculty allows interdisciplinary learning and exploration.
Middle school students living in Dayton and Arundel simply enroll and tuition is publicly funded. Middle school students living in Saco and other surrounding towns are invited to apply for admission at the Middle School and pay private tuition.
TAMS is committed to an education that is:
• Committed to partnership
• Fun, engaging and creative
• Safe and structured
• Supportive of the personal and academic growth of each student
• Academically challenging and developmentally responsive
• Respectful of individuals
• Socially responsible and community oriented
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Students who reside in a few towns may attend Thornton Academy and their tuition is publicly funded. Students from other towns may apply for admissions and pay private tuition.
Students living in Arundel:
Middle school students who live in Arundel simply enroll and tuition is publicly funded. Submit the Enrollment Form by April 15 to ensure enrollment for following year. After April 15, Arundel students are enrolled on a space-available basis. An Enrollment Form should be submitted; tuition is still publicly funded. Documentation of residency may be required. For more information, contact Principal Roberts.
Students living in Dayton:
Middle school students who live in Dayton simply enroll and tuition is publicly funded. Submit the Enrollment Form by April 15 to ensure enrollment for following year. After April 15, Dayton students are enrolled on a space-available basis. An Enrollment Form should be submitted; tuition is still publicly funded. Documentation of residency may be required. For more information, contact Principal Robert.
Students living in Saco and other surrounding towns (other than Dayton and Arundel):
Middle school students who live in Saco and other surrounding towns (other than Dayton and Arundel) apply through the Middle School Main Office and, if accepted, pay private tuition. To apply to Thornton Academy online, click here and create an account to submit materials, track application status, and complete school forms. Transcript release and reference forms can also be downloaded below.
Questions? Call (207) 602-4408.
Thornton Academy Middle School Main Office
Thornton Academy Middle School Enrollment & Admissions
Tiffany Robert began working at Thornton Academy in 2006, when the Middle School opened its doors to students in grades 6-8. Before moving into her role as Principal, Mrs. Robert taught 6th grade social studies and English. Mrs. Robert received her Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Maine at Farmington. She later earned a master's degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Southern Maine. Mrs. Robert is a Thornton Academy graduate (class of 2000) who grew up in Saco and currently resides in Nelson Hall, one of TA's dorms, with her husband, their son Jackson, and their dog Meika. In her spare time she enjoys running, playing frisbee with her dog, going to the beach, reading, and, of course, spending time with family and friends. You may read a story about her leadership role in Thornton Academy Middle School's first decade by clicking here.