Academics

Prepare for your future - choose from over 200 classes.

Thornton Academy ignites a passion for discovery with a flexible and comprehensive academic program. Students can shape their future with more than 200 courses in 8 different academic departments, including 29 AP classes and more than 42 honors classes. Explore our curriculum with our Program of Studies to experience the incredible world of learning at Thornton Academy.

The strength in Thornton Academy's size is the sheer diversity of offerings.

Technology is involved in every classroom at Thornton Academy. With a 1:1 iPad program, all students have the technology they need to succeed. Measure the amount of erosion on local beaches. Chat and send videos to your German exchange student. Create a presentation to have your character elected during novel study for Animal Farm. At Thornton Academy, you can become who you want to be. 

Thornton Academy teachers understand the passion they bring to their disciplines, the attention and guidance they offer, and their commitment to creating a meaningful and memorable experience for every student. These elements comprise the strong academic program that is at the heart of every student's Thornton Academy education.

Marsha Snyder, Associate Head of School

Apple Distinguished School

Thornton Academy is recognized by Apple as a distinguished school for continuous innovation in learning, teaching, and the school environment. Apple Distinguished Schools are centers of innovation, leadership, and educational excellence that use Apple products to inspire creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking. They showcase innovative uses of technology in learning, teaching, and the school environment and have documented results of academic accomplishment.

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What do you get at Thornton Academy?

AP COURSES

29

STUDENT TEACHER RATIO

11:1

YEARS OF DANCE CURRICULUM

 4

FOREIGN LANGUAGES

7

HONORS CLASSES

42

ALUMNI ON STAFF

54

ARTS OFFERINGS

35

STUDENT IPAD RATIO

1:1