How to Apply

Are you ready to join us for a fun-filled summer?

Click here to download the PDF application.

Completed forms should be emailed to us at

English Language Summer Program

The Thornton Academy English Language Summer Program is a great way to improve both spoken and written English skills. During the program, we'll also explore the gorgeous coast of Maine and make friends from all over the world. Designed for incoming Thornton Academy students, as well as for students that stay only for the summer, classes are small and provide instruction appropriate for each student's English ability.

Experienced, qualified Thornton Academy teachers instruct classes that range in size from four to eight students. Classes focus on reading and listening comprehension and seek to improve the quality of communication.

Enrichment activities in the afternoons and evenings support classroom learning and also provide relaxation and fun. Weekend excursions include trips to Boston and to Maine's famous Acadia National Park and scenic whitewater rafting rivers. 

Custom Programs

We're happy to work with you to design an educational summer program for your student group. Get in touch with us to learn more! Email us:

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.

Admissions 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. 
Summer Arts Program

Interested in performing or visual arts? We're pleased to announce our one-week arts program including classes in Nature Drawing, Digital Photography, Choreography, Contemporary Dance, Website Creation, Movie Making, Printmaking, and more! Email us to find out more information about combining the one week summer program with one of our other exciting summer camps. See a full list of courses offered below.

STEM Summer Program

Thornton Academy's STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Summer Program offers advanced studies in science and math - including Advanced Chemistry and Introduction to Robotics - to students entering grades 10 through 12. Experienced teachers with advanced degrees teach classes that are project-based. The courses encourage students to pursue new concepts using the scientific method and experimentation.

Enrichment activities in the afternoons and evenings support classroom learning and also provide relaxation and fun. Activities include trips to Boston, and outdoor excursions to the beach, mountains, and many scenic sites in Maine.

2017 Brochure
Thornton Academy
438 Main Street Saco 04072 
(207) 282-3361
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