Admissions Events



We invite all interested families to visit campus for our Homecoming prospective student event! Thornton Academy enrolls students grades 6-12 from 20+ towns in southern Maine and New Hampshire as day students and from 30+ countries as boarding students. Join us at Homecoming to discover how a Thornton Academy education can help you Be Who You Are and Become Who You Want To Be!

Learn more and RSVP today!


Join us at Raptor Falls for ice cream and mini-golf! Visit the Thornton Academy info table from 1-3 pm to meet an admissions representative, our middle school principal and ask any questions you may have about TA. Find out information about who attends TA, why so many families choose TA, the admissions process, and financial aid and scholarships. Children ages 13 and under who visit the table receive a free ice cream at Raptor Falls that day.


Join us at TAMS after Saco's popular Pumpkin Festival for a family-friendly, Trunk-or-Treat, outdoor Halloween event! Bring your children in costume (or not) to trunk-or-treat with some of our current TAMS families. Fun, family activities will be provided, and we invite you to take a tour of TAMS if you're interested. Learn more and register!



Join us to chat with the admissions team about the application process and financial aid/scholarship opportunities. Take a tour from a current student! All attendees receive a free ticket to the fall play (show begins at 7pm).

FMI or 207-282-5383


Each year Thornton Academy welcomes over 170 boarding students from 30+ different countries. Our residential life program encourages students to develop personal independence in an appropriately structured environment. Register today!


At this event, you can meet the admission team to learn more about applying to Thornton Academy, including info about financial aid/scholarships, take a campus tour with a current student, and ask any questions you may have.

All attendees receive free admission to our Holiday Music Concert (begins at 7pm)

FMI: or 207-282-5383


Attention international families!

This fall, Thornton Academy admissions representatives will be participating in digital fairs across the globe! Want to 'meet' us virtually? Email

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