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Join us for an Open House at Thornton Academy Middle School on March 11th!
Thornton Academy Upper School and Middle School will be closed Thursday, February 16, 2017, due to weather.
On Tuesday the boys Swimming and Diving team won the Southwestern South Division championship for the first time since 1999.
February 14, 2017: Morning vocational courses at Biddeford Regional Center For Technology have been cancelled.
School will be closed on Monday, February 13th for both the Middle and Upper Schools at Thornton Academy. All offices will be closed.
Thornton Academy Upper School and Middle School will be closed Thursday, February 9, 2017, due to weather.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017: there is a 2-hour delay for the Middle School and Upper School at Thornton Academy, due to weather.
All after-school activities, practices, meetings, and games at Thornton Academy have been cancelled for today, Tuesday, February 7, due to weather. Rescheduled games can be found on our website at:
Join us for the Lloyd Hunt Lecture Series as Elizabeth De Wolfe, author and professor at the University of New England, discusses narrative nonfiction and recovering the stories of women. This event is free and open to the public, held in Hyde Library from 6:30-8 PM on Thornton Academy's campus Thursday, March 9, 2017.
Calling young birders for the Maine Young Birders Club! Are you a young birder or naturalist (age 11-18) who lives in southern Maine? If so, we want to hear from you! York County Audubon is helping to launch the Maine Young Birders Club (MYBC)—the first of its kind in the state. MYBC will organize bird walks, field trips, presentations, and other fun programs for young nature-enthusiasts.
Thornton Academy's Visual Art Teachers Jodi Thomas, Jennifer Merry, and Dana Altman have artwork featured in the Maine Art Education Association Member Exhibition at the University of Southern Maine, Gorham Campus, January through March, 2017.
Three Thornton Academy international students made their debut as teachers this past week! This experience is helping our TA students to gain leadership skills, as well as value the importance of giving back to a community.
Looking for a change for the 2017-2018 school year? Our Admissions Team is ready to meet with you! Visit to begin your journey.
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!
Thornton Academy students have received top awards for the state of Maine in the Classical Association of New England's (CANE) annual Writing Contest.
Thank you, York County, for voting us Best Private School and Best Public School for Grades 9-12 in the Journal Tribune's 2017 Readers Choice Awards!
Elizabeth Roy of Thornton Academy in Saco, Maine, has been selected to perform in the All-Eastern Honors Orchestra. More than 800 of the most musically talented high school students in the Eastern region of the United States have been selected to perform in the 2017 NAfME All‑Eastern Honors Ensembles.
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.
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.
Thornton Academy
438 Main Street Saco 04072 20854
(207) 282-3361
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