Recess and SSR

 At Thornton Academy Middle School, students get to enjoy recess – a time to get outside, socialize and take a break from the day. It’s unique to have such time at the middle school level but we feel it’s important to allow our students an outlet for their energy before focusing back in the classroom.
 
TAMS also offers 20 minutes every day of SSR, sustained silent reading. Reading is a key indicator to academic success, and dedicating this time each day for students to explore their passion in reading is vital.

Schedule a shadow day to see TAMS in action

Schedule a shadow day

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Thornton Academy schedules shadow days for prospective students on typical school days, Monday - Friday during the school year.

Student Namerequired
First Name
Last Name
Parent NamerequiredPerson who will be picking up and dropping off the student.
First Name
Last Name
Person who will be picking up and dropping off the student.
Emergency Contactrequired
First Name
Last Name
At least one week from today, please. (Must contain a date in M/D/YYYY format)
At least one week from today, please. (Must contain a date in M/D/YYYY format)
At least one week from today, please. (Must contain a date in M/D/YYYY format)
Are you planning to move to Saco, Dayton, or Arundel before next school year? required
Entering Graderequired
Would you like a campus tour on the same day as the shadow visit? required
Will the student require any accommodations during their shadow day? required

If the student requires the administration of medications during the school day (8:30 am - 2:45 pm), including the potential of an emergency rescue medication such as an EpiPen, the student’s parent must inform the Admission staff prior to the shadow day to ensure timely notification of our nursing team.

How did you hear about Thornton Academy?

two girls and their teacher
students jump off the gazebo
a teacher poses with the trojan mascot
students watch the teacher in art class
athletes on the track
students in the quad in winter
a group of boys at recess