Start your Thornton Academy journey today!

We want to welcome you safely to our campus! We are currently offering in-person tours weekdays in addition to virtual options like 1:1 zoom calls or virtual campus tours. Contact us to schedule a visit

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.

Take a tour of campus with our student body president!


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