The TAMS Pillars Scholarship

Thornton Academy is pleased to announce the Pillars Scholarship. Four scholarships of $5,000 each will be awarded to deserving students entering grade 6 at TAMS. Students must demonstrate dedication to one of the four Thornton Academy Pillars: Respect, Responsibility, Compassion, and Investment.

Apply for the TAMS Pillars Scholarship

TAMS At A Glance

Thornton Academy's Middle School (TAMS) teaches students from grades 6-8 and is part of the independent school of Thornton Academy (6-12 grades). Our beautiful, newly-renovated building provides a place where middle schoolers thrive in a close-knit community. Collaboration among faculty allows interdisciplinary learning and exploration.

Middle school students living in Dayton and Arundel simply enroll and tuition is publicly funded. Middle school students living in Saco and other surrounding towns are invited to apply for admission at the Middle School and pay private tuition.  Contact TAMS at (207) 602-4408 today to enquire about admissions!

TAMS is committed to an education that is:

• Committed to partnership
• Fun, engaging and creative
• Safe and structured
• Supportive of the personal and academic growth of each student
• Academically challenging and developmentally responsive
• Respectful of individuals
• Socially responsible and community oriented 


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Students living in Arundel or Dayton:

Middle school students who live in Arundel or Dayton simply enroll and tuition is publicly funded. Call TAMS at (207) 602-4408 today to enroll for the 2018-19 school year.   

 Students living in Saco and other surrounding towns (other than Dayton and Arundel):

 Middle school students who live in Saco and other surrounding towns (other than Dayton and Arundel) apply through the Middle School Main Office and, if accepted, pay tuition. Questions? Call (207) 602-4408. 

Program of Studies - Course Catalogue

The curriculum at Thornton Academy Middle School prepares you for the future. Our middle school classes are designed to meet the needs of all of our students. Read more here about the exciting courses at both the middle school and upper school at Thornton Academy!

Positivity Project
Middle School Virtual Tour
Celebrating 10 Years
Tori Lands (Class of 2013 TAMS, 2017 TA), reflects on the Middle School