Quick Facts

Thornton Academy is a private day and boarding school for grades 6-12 located in Saco, Maine. Founded in 1811, we embrace our mission of preparing students for a changing world. 

 

Students

Total Enrollment (Grades 6-12): 1570
Middle School Enrollment (Grades 6-8): 220
Upper School Enrollment (Grades 9-12): 1350
Percent International Students: 10%
Countries Represented in 2020-21: 28
U.S. Cities & Towns Represented in 2020-21: 27

Faculty

Total Faculty (full & part time): 113
Student / Faculty Ratio: 11:1
Average Tenure: 18 years
Faculty with Advanced Degrees: 70%
Faculty that Coach or Advise a Club: 84%
School Counselors: 8
Social Workers: 4

Academics

Total Courses Offered: 200+
AP Classes Offered: 26
AP Exams Taken in 2020: 379
iPad/iBook per Student: 1:1
Honors Classes Offered: 40+
World Languages Offered: 7
Academic Departments: 8
University Partnerships: 4

Arts

Arts Classes Offered: 37
Years of Dance Classes: 4
Music Ensembles: 11
Annual Performances: 75+

Athletics & Extracurriculars

Interscholastic Sports: 24
Total Athletic Teams: 50+
State Championships 2015-2020: 51
First Athletic Team Founded: 1893
National Ranking for High School Athletics: 1%
Students Playing a Sport: 72%
Extracurricular Clubs: 40+

Campus

Total Acres: 51
Minutes from Boston: 90
Minutes from Portland, Maine: 15
Minutes from the Atlantic Ocean: 5
Buildings on Campus: 21
Oldest Building on Campus: 1829
Dormitories: 5
Dorm families: 14
Technology Labs: 3
TV Studio: 1
STEM Labs: 9
Athletic Fields: 9
Arts Classrooms: 8


 

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