Tuition & Financial Aid

Affording Thornton Academy can be within your reach.

Thornton Academy believes that all students should have the opportunity to pursue their passions. Welcoming a diverse student body is at the core of who we are. We provide the support your family needs by working closely with you to understand your family's individual circumstances.

TUITION

Boarding Tuition

Boarding Tuition: $48,000

  • All meals in the dining hall

  • Dormitory or homestay accommodations

  • Transportation during weekdays and on weekends

 

Additional required fees:

Student Life Fee ($3,000)

  • Comprehensive College/Career preparatory counseling

  • English Language (ELL Lab, ELL and ELL History)

  • Technology Fee (iPad provided for each student)

  • On-campus residential health center support

Student Health Insurance ($1,800)

Thornton purchases the Gold Plan through ISM and plans are renewed annually. We require that each international student enroll in our health insurance plan to ensure that they are covered for any medical circumstance that may arise.

Student Account ($1,500)

Each student is required to have an account with the school for emergency funds, medical expenses, unexpected travel expenses, school required activities and room damage (if applicable). The account can also be used for yearbook, AP testing, TOEFL/SAT registration fees, etc. Remaining funds will be returned at the end of the student’s time at Thornton Academy.

Upper School Day Tuition

Upper School Day Tuition: $13,900

Middle School Day Tuition

Middle School Day Student Tuition: $13,500

Learn more about the Middle School Pillars Scholarship

Financial Aid

Boarding Financial Aid

Financial aid at Thornton Academy is determined by a family's ability to meet educational expenses. Requests for financial aid need to be made at the time of application. The Admissions Committee is unable to consider requests for financial assistance after admission decisions are made. Any questions concerning qualifications for financial aid may be addressed to the Admissions Office at admissions@thorntonacademy.org or 207-282-5383. 
 

Upper School Financial Aid

Financial aid at Thornton Academy is determined by a family's ability to meet educational expenses. Requests for financial aid need to be made at the time of application by filling out the FACTS Management Application. The Admissions Committee is unable to consider requests for financial assistance after admission decisions are made. Any questions concerning qualifications for financial aid may be addressed to the Admissions Office at admissions@thorntonacademy.org or 207-282-5383.

We work with FACTS Management on all of our financial aid applications for day students. If you have any questions about this process please feel free to contact FACTS customer service: 1-866-441-4637.

Middle School Financial Aid

Financial aid at Thornton Academy is determined by a family's ability to meet educational expenses. Requests for financial aid need to be made at the time of application by filling out the FACTS Management Application. The Admissions Committee is unable to consider requests for financial assistance after admission decisions are made. Any questions concerning qualifications for financial aid may be addressed to the Admissions Office at admissions@thorntonacademy.org or 207-282-5383.

We work with FACTS Management on all of our financial aid applications for day students. If you have any questions about this process please feel free to contact FACTS customer service: 1-866-441-4637.

Scholarships

Pillar Scholarship for Middle School Applicants

The Pillars Scholarship has designated requirements for eligibility and is renewable each year a student is enrolled in good standing at TAMS. Applicants for the scholarship must demonstrate outstanding character in addition to a stellar academic record. Students who do not receive the Pillars Scholarship may apply for financial aid. 

Learn more about the Pillars Scholarship

Moulton Scholarship for Scarborough Residents

The Moulton Scholarship recognizes students who demonstrate a commitment to achievement, education, and self-improvement, as well as embody Thornton Academy's four pillars of respect, responsibility, investment, and compassion.

 

Augustus F. Moulton was President of the Thornton Academy Board of Trustees from 1919-1933. His goal for the endowment fund was to provide financial assistance to families in Scarborough so they could be afforded the opportunity to attend Thornton Academy. With this generous gift, we are able to award outstanding students a scholarship. The scholarship will be honored each year that the student remains in good standing at Thornton Academy. 

Learn more about the Moulton Scholarship

 

Our admissions staff are happy to assist you through the application process. If you'd like to speak with us before you submit your application, call us at 207-282-5383 or email us!

As parents, we are so often faced with difficult decisions. Having our kids at Thornton Academy has been undoubtedly one of the best decisions we have made so far. It is a close-knit community with many great opportunities.

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