Start your VIRTUAL Thornton Academy journey today!

Thornton Academy's campus is currently closed, but our school community and admissions office are both open. We are currently conducting online interviews, virtual campus tours, and virtual open houses. Contact us to learn more! 

Thornton Academy's campus is like a small university. With buildings spanning over 80 acres for students grades 6-12, there is a place for everyone. We have six dormitories, five classroom buildings, a separate middle school building, a gymnasium, a stadium that seats 4,000 with a turf field, and over eight athletic fields. Our campus is safe, green, and a great place to learn and grow!  

Thornton Academy is closer than you think: only 90 minutes from Boston, 15 minutes from Maine's largest city Portland (and an international airport!), and 5 minutes from Maine's best beaches!


Our beautiful campus!

five students at a picnic table outside a dormitory
a meal in atkinson dining commons featuring roast pork, broccoli, and rice
interior view of garland auditorium featuring stage and seats
a teacher and students doing pottery
students and a teacher work on a project in the new media center
view of the main building at dusk
birds eye view of Thornton Academy's newly renovated Hyde Library
a teacher and students share a laugh in class
students walk to class among flowering trees
volleyball team huddles before a match at linnell gymnasium
three students hanging out in a thornton academy dorm room
aerial view of thornton academy's campus

tips for a successful visit


summer view of thornton hall