Teams & Schedules

With more than 50 teams, we encourage all students to explore athletics.

Whether you have years of experience, or simply want to try a new sport, at Thornton Academy, we have a team for you. Our athletes come from all over the world, but together as a team on the field, play for the Trojans. 

Our teams push you to improve. Coaches have the experience and expertise necessary to bring out the best in their players. Thornton Academy teams regularly make the playoffs and compete against other top teams in New England. 

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dribbling past an opponent

Feel the roar of the crowd as you dribble down the floor, shoot and score. Basketball is open to girls and boys.

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catcher gives the ball to the pitcher

A true classic. Baseball has existed at Thornton Academy since the 1890s. Join the tradition!

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Thornton Academy cheerleaders bring the spirit! Join the team in the fall or winter competitive seasons.

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Cross Country

Make friends and enjoy fresh air with the cross country team. Get in shape while running. Open to boys and girls.

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Field Hockey

Field Hockey is a fall sport open to girls at the upper school. Thornton Academy varsity hockey regularly competes among the top teams in Maine!

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running back attempts a first down

Thornton Academy's Golden Trojans are consistently one of the best football teams in New England.

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a golfer hits a drive

Fore! The golf team is open to boys and girls in the fall season. Improve your skills in this lifelong sport!

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Ice Hockey

Hear the roar of the crowd as the puck flies into the net. Thornton Academy offers ice hockey for boys and girls.

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Offensive lacrosse player on the attack

Shoot and score! Lacrosse is a spring sport open to boys and girls.

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throw in the ball from the sidelines

With seven teams for boys and girls, soccer is one of the most popular sports at Thornton Academy.

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softball player at bat waiting for the pitch

Hit a home run with Thornton Academy softball!  The Trojans compete regularly with Maine's best.

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Swimming & Diving

Thornton Academy's swimming and diving teams keep you in the water and get you on the podium.

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boys tennis player is ready to receive the serve

Serve your way to success! Thornton Academy offers tennis for boys and girls. 

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Track and Field

Thornton Academy offers indoor and outdoor track for both boys and girls. Our track athletes regularly win championships.

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a player bumps the ball over the net

One of the newest sports on campus, girls volleyball is quickly growing in popularity. Find out why!

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