Thornton Academy welcomes students from many Maine towns and more than 20 countries!

Diversity enhances the educational experience for all Thornton Academy students. We welcome students from many Maine towns, as well as from more than 20 countries around the world. Students attend Thornton Academy as either "day students" or "residential students." Residential students live in our dormitories or in homestay with families.  

Located in a beautiful and safe community, Thornton Academy offers a caring environment, exceptionally broad academic program and extracurricular activities, a low faculty-to-student ratio, and extensive choices for athletics programs. Come pursue your dreams with us!

How can you get started?

1. Watch campus tour and student videos below or explore our Livestream or Youtube channels further for athletics and arts performances.

2. Explore our academic course offerings.

3. Ask our Admissions staff a question

4. Schedule an on-campus "shadow," which means following a current student for a day. Email

5. Look at all the student clubs available.

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

Virtual Tour
I am TA
Irina of Italy
Marina of Brazil
A Changing World
Students From Mexico
Patricia of Spain
Students From Vietnam


  • If you are ready to join us, then click on the APPLY button and start your online application!
  • (Please Note: If you are an international student, before you may enroll in Thornton Academy, you must:
    • Be accepted for full-time study.
    • Obtain an F-1 (student) visa.)
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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