Thornton Academy welcomes 6th-12th grade students from many Maine towns and more than 20 countries!

Diversity enhances the educational experience for all Thornton Academy students. We welcome 6th-12th grade students from many Maine towns, as well as from more than 20 countries around the world. Students enroll as either "day students" or "residential students." Residential students live in our dormitories on campus or with local families.  

Located in the beautiful and safe community of Saco, Maine, Thornton Academy offers a caring environment and exceptionally broad academic and extracurricular programs. Let's see if we are a good match for you and then come pursue your dreams with us!

How should you start?

1. Watch our campus tour and student videos below or explore our Livestream or YouTube channels further to watch athletics and arts performances.

2. Explore online the high school academic courses that we offer.

3. Request more information by filling in your email here: 

4. If you are a local resident interested in our middle school (6th, 7th, and 8th grades), please go to our Middle School website

5. Local students may choose to schedule an on-campus "shadow," which means following a current student for one day. This is not required. To schedule, email

6. Look at all the student clubs available.

7. Review our requirements for application.

8. If you're ready, go ahead and apply!

Students From Mexico
Irina of Italy
I am TA
Students From Vietnam
Marina of Brazil
Virtual Tour
Students From Ukraine
Students From Spain

Contact Information

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.

Admission Policy
Thornton Academy admits students of any race, religion, gender, national origin, or sexual orientation in all the rights, privileges, programs and activities available to students at the school. Thornton Academy does not discriminate in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, financial aid, or any other programs administered by the school. This school is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant students. 

Thornton Academy
438 Main Street Saco 04072 20854
(207) 282-3361
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