Tuition, Financial Aid, & Scholarships

Affording Thornton Academy can be within your reach.

At Thornton Academy, we believe 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 commit to offering support to families to make a Thornton Academy education affordable and accessible. 


Financial Aid

Qualifying for aid is a highly-individualized process. Household income, number of children, savings and other assets, along with many other factors, all play a role in evaluating a family’s financial need. Thornton Academy uses FACTS Management to evaluate financial aid for domestic day and boarding students. International students are invited to fill out the Application for Financial Aid document, which must be submitted in conjunction with the application for admission.


Thornton Academy offers merit-based and other scholarships to our students. Our goal is to make a Thornton Academy education financially accessible to all interested students. All of these scholarships require a supplemental application in addition to our regular financial aid application.

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.

misty riley, parenT 

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