Join us for a Virtual Open House featuring our Advanced Academic Classes on Wednesday, October 6 at 8:00am EDT.   

Thornton Academy's Virtual Open Houses allow prospective families to visit our school without stepping foot on campus! Hear from teachers, current students, and alumni about how a Thornton Academy education can be life-changing! 

Each event features a specific theme, but will also include a general introduction to Thornton Academy - both middle and upper school.

This month's Virtual Open House will feature our Advanced Academic Classes. Hear from teachers and administrators how Thornton Academy's AP & Honors classes allow our students to be challenged academically. Also joining us will be two current Thornton Academy students who will describe how studying at Thornton Academy has helped them become who they want to be.

Why attend a virtual open house?

  • See how our goal of helping our students 'Be Who They Are And Become Who They Want To Be' is more relevant now than ever. 

  • Explore Thornton Academy's 200+ academic offerings at the Upper School, including 26 AP classes and many electives in arts, technology & new media, foreign language, and STEM.

  • Learn how investing in a Thornton Academy education sets up students for success now, and in college, and for life. 

  • Discover how Thornton Academy's Apple Distinguished School distinction and 1:1 iPad program supports students to excel in any environment.  
  • Appreciate how Thornton Academy provides a healthy and safe place to learn and grow in a warm and supportive environment. 
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a student holds his diploma in excitement at graduation
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four students in TA shirts in the main quad
fun at annual dorm olympics

Upcoming Virtual Open Houses

October 6: Advanced Academic Classes

Discover how Thornton Academy's 26 AP classes, 40+ honors classes, and university partnerships set our students up for success at the university level. 

November 3: Sports & Clubs

Thornton Academy offers an incredibly wide array of sports and clubs: 50+ sports teams and 40+ clubs. These extracurricular opportunities allow our students to be who they are. 

December 1: Boarding Program

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. 

January 5: Arts

Thornton Academy is the arts flagship of Maine. Our program features 30+ classes in visual and performing arts, including a 4-year dance program, annual Broadway-style musical, numerous music groups, and wide variety of visual arts classes.

February 2: STEM

STEM is one of Thornton Academy's signature programs. Featuring many advanced classes and tons of unique electives, our graduates go on to study engineering and the sciences at top universities like MIT, Georgia Tech, University of Rochester, UC Berkeley, and more. 

March 2: Summer Programs

The Summer at Thornton Academy program allows local and boarding students entering grades 6-11 to choose from 20+ classes designed to support their academic, arts, and extracurricular interests. 

April 6: College Counseling

Every student at Thornton Academy has a 1:1 school counselor that works with them throughout their entire time at the upper school. The counselor helps the student through each step of the university application process. 

Watch recordings from past Virtual Open Houses! 

AP & Honors Classes - June 2


Arts - March 3


Residential Life - December 2


Sports & Clubs - May 5


6-12 Experience - February 3


School Counseling- November 4


Middle School - March 31


STEM - January 6


Technology - October 7