Is Thornton Academy the right fit for you? Let our Admissions Team help you find out.

Are you considering Thornton Academy because you want something different? Are you ready to take on a new challenge, learn a new language, gain access to more rigorous academics, experience a new culture, or make a fresh start?

At Thornton Academy, our students are innovating, breaking the mold, creating memories, and preparing for life after high school. They are training for the upcoming World Quest championship in Washington D.C., preparing their Honors Fine Art Portfolios to send to top colleges, breaking records in the long jump, shadowing engineers in the field of aeronautics, and more! If this appeals to you, we invite you to learn more.

Our Admissions Team will make you feel welcome from the first inquiry and support you through your decision as to whether or not Thornton Academy is the right fit. If you are ready to learn more and experience a day in the life of a Trojan, we invite you to tour dormitories with one of our student ambassadors, shadow a class, or meet with teachers and advisors. If you aren't able to visit campus, our Admissions Team would be happy to arrange a time to chat and make sure that you have all of your questions answered. 

The Facts

Countries Represented


Maine Towns


High School Day Tuition


Middle School Tuition


Residential Tuition


% Financial Aid scholars

50% +

Average Need Based Award


From Our Community

Dasha got all the classes she dreamt of: photography, French, and Honors English. We visited so many schools around the world, and the atmosphere at Thornton Academy was at its highest - warm and professional. We are so happy to have made the right choice. I spoke to all of the international parents, and they share the same opinion.

nastia o., parent, russia

Thornton Academy represents home for me. A second family that I am able to live with all school year thanks to the homestay program and friendships I am grateful beyond words for. Thornton has helped me grow and mature as well as helped me explore my boundaries; the faculty showed me how I can push myself academically and athletically.

felix machacek '19, czech republic

Thornton Academy has changed my whole view on education. It has helped me find my talents in academics. The diversity Thornton has to offer is such an amazing experience. Thanks to this school, I now have friends from all over the world and enjoy learning!

ashley salguero-gonzalez '19, uSA

The way to make Thornton Academy your home is to let yourself be vulnerable and tell your story. There is someone who will listen and share theirs with you.

Madeline Nguyen '20, vietnam

Coming to Thornton Academy, I never felt alone. When I go home, I remember friends, memories, and the experiences from school. 

paul sherstyuk '19, ukraine

Meet the Admissions Staff

Megan Cornwall

Associate Director of Admissions

Mackenzie Hanson

Admissions Associate

Pat Olinger

Admissions Operations Manager, PDSO

Clint Williams

Director of Enrollment