Thornton Academy Middle School is opening its doors to YOU for its annual Open House! 

saturday, march 12
10am - 1pm

This in-person event is open to families with kids of all ages considering enrolling at TAMS in the future. We invite you to attend to:

  • Meet our experienced and caring teachers
  • Tour the welcoming and hi-tech TAMS building
  • Learn about financial aid and scholarship opportunities

Registration is not required, but we encourage you to contact us at or 207-282-5383 with any questions. 

*Please note that face masks are currently required for all individuals ages 2 and older in all buildings on Thornton Academy's campus. 

Meet a TAMS teacher

A supportive school filled with friendly faces and an emphasis on personal, academic, and emotional growth.  

Thornton Academy Middle School (TAMS) is a place where students can create, dream, and inspire. At TAMS, everyone knows your name and you are more than just a student in the classroom. You are valued as an integral member of our learning community. Within our safe environment, all different types of learning may take place.

The priority deadline for application for TAMS for the 22-23 school year is April 15, 2022, with a notification date of mid-May. We are currently accepting applications.   

TA and TAMS have been very good for both of our kids.  I've been especially impressed with my daughter's TAMS teachers. They never fail to impress me with their dedication to their students, preparedness for the class, compassion for all learners and just their wonderful spirits.

yuko handa, TAMS parent 

main building at dusk
playing corn hole with a friend
a student plays the violin during a concert
senior gaby thompson in cap and gown on campus
hockey player gets ready to take a shot
teacher and three students share a laugh
a teacher stands with a laptop at the front of the class