Middle School Admissions

Join our supportive environment where students can grow and thrive.

TAMS is an ideal setting for adolescents to experiment, grow, and discover themselves in a supportive and nurturing environment. The small, close-knit community allows teachers to provide an individualized approach in the classroom, which in turn works to encourage motivated and high achieving students who need to be stretched and challenged. TAMS builds a foundation of trust and support for those students who need extra care and support in specific areas. 

Ready to take the next step? The application process is simple, and our team is ready to support you every step of the way. 

Applications for admission to TAMS for the 2021-22 school year are due on April 15, 2021. Enrollment deposits are due on May 15, 2021 to secure your spot. 

step-by-step admissions process

The Thornton Academy Advantage in grades 6-12

  • Individualized approach to learning beginning in the middle school years
  • More opportunities for learning and growth, with over 200 courses at the upper school
  • Diversity and multiculturalism is celebrated on campus
  • Students are supported and encouraged by a wide network of teachers, counselors, staff, and peers
  • Endless opportunities to discover who you aspire to be
  • State of the art facilities to inspire students to dream big

The Middle School staff is pleased to assist students and families throughout the application process. If you'd like to talk with us before you apply, email tams@thorntonacademy.org or call us at 207-602-4408.

If you live in Dayton, simply fill out the Registration Form for Dayton Residents

If you live in Arundel, simply fill out the Registration Form for Arundel Residents

Families residing in Dayton and Arundel are guaranteed admission to TAMS at no cost to the family if the registration form is submitted by April 15.

Financial Aid

Thornton Academy offers financial aid to qualifying families. To be considered for financial aid, applicants must submit both the FACTS financial aid application and the TAMS application for admission.

Questions about financial aid? Call the admissions office at 207-282-5383 or email admissions@thorntonacademy.org.

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The changes that we have witnessed in both of our children are astounding.  Both daughters are flourishing in the classroom and in life. TAMS was exactly what our family needed at the most critical time.  Thank you for everything that you and your staff do to make TAMS the place that it is. 

jason littlefield, parent