Thornton Academy is closed on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 for both the upper and middle schools, due to inclement weather. Administrative offices are also closed.
As an independent school, Thornton Academy welcomes students from towns throughout Maine as well as from 35 countries around the world. Director of Admissions Abigail Swardlick Gagnon was interviewed on Maine Public about upcoming travel with the Maine International Trade Center and how cultural diversity enhances the educational experience for all of our students.
Thornton Academy Symphony Orchestra & Friends will proudly present Go West! on February 4, 2017 at 3 PM in Garland Auditorium. This a family friendly concert and costumes are encouraged! Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for students/seniors and can be purchased online at the link below. The Orchestra will perform favorite movie themes including The Magnificent 7, as well as Americana themed music.
Thornton Academy is closed on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 for both the upper and middle schools, due to inclement weather. Administrative offices are also closed. The Senior Night planning meeting for parents of juniors and seniors is cancelled and rescheduled for Tuesday, January 31st at 6:30 PM in the dining commons.
On Saturday, January 14, the Thornton Academy girls basketball program will hold its annual "Hoops for Hope" fundraiser for cancer.
Thornton Academy's Chinese Club will host its annual Chinese New Year Celebration and Fundraising Fair on Saturday, January 28 from 1 PM – 5 PM in the TA Cafeteria, which coincides with the first day of Chinese New Year.
Join us for the 5th Annual Academic Expo on February 1st, which includes (for the very first time) an Admissions Open House for prospective students, and an exciting Career Expo featuring employers from throughout Maine!
The Thornton Dance Winter Concert will take place on Tuesday, January 10, and Wednesday, January 11 in Garland Auditorium. Both shows are at 7 PM. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for seniors/students and can be bought online at the link above!
Take a look at a comprehensive list of award winners from the fall sports season.
Jazz Band will play at the MMEA District 1 High School Jazz Band Festival at Sanford High School on February 4th, the Berklee College of Music High School Jazz Festival on February 11th, the Maine Band Directors Association Jazz Festival held at Westbrook High School on March 3rd, and, if qualified, the MMEA State Festival held March 18th in South Portland.
Thornton Academy English teacher Ms. Misharra Hefler and her partner Greg Mitchell visited Mrs. Campbell's Performance and Repertory: Dance Company class before the holiday break to provide the students with an introduction to Argentine tango.
Karley Proza's photograph titled, "Missing Behind," has been selected by Ms. Thomas (an active member of Maine Art Education Association and Maine Education Association) to be included in the annual MAEA Student Art Exhibition at the MEA Office in Augusta, Maine.
Inspired by a Positivity Project video posted by Oak Park High School in Kansas City, Missouri, Thornton Academy Middle School staff members Ms. Johnson and Ms. Hamilton set out to create a TAMS version of the video.
Students in Ms. Cooney's 6th grade class at Thornton Academy Middle School brightened the halls of New England Cancer Specialists' Scarborough treatment room with snowflakes and a poster with holiday wishes.
TA's Holiday Concert on December 19 and 20 will feature Concert Band, String Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra, Jazz Band, Jazz Combo, Treble Choir, Chamber Singers, and Concert Choir.
You are invited to the TAMS Drama Club's night of comedy & wacky circumstances on December 9th at 7 p.m. & 10th at 2:00 p.m.
NHS will host a Highlighter Dance on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased during lunch waves November 29-December 3.
Thornton Academy is pleased to announce that it has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished School for 2016-2018 for its integrative approach to technology through a one-to-one iPad Initiative.
Students in grades K-5 and their parents are invited to an Elf Workshop Extravaganza at Thornton Academy Middle School on December 10th from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM for fun and festive activities!
Thornton Academy has sponsored trees at Saco Museum's annual Festival of Trees exhibit for 2016.
The first winter sports practices are just a few day away.
Are you an international student who attended TA? Join TA staff and fellow international TA alumni for food, fun, and prizes in Stasio Hall the night before Thanksgiving.
In September 2016, Kindred Living at Monarch in Saco had 32 community members participate on their behalf in the Walk to End Alzheimer's at York Beach. Thornton Academy student Corrine Riddle-Pinkham '20, a volunteer, was their lead fundraiser!
Alumni Coordinating Host Joel Levesque '85 invites you to the Thornton Academy Washington, DC Alumni Reception on December 1, 2016.
Thornton Academy Director of Athletics and Student Activities Gary Stevens has been awarded The National Federation of State High School Associations Citation for his outstanding work in athletic administration.