Affording Thornton Academy

Thornton Academy believes that all students should have the opportunity to pursue their passion. Everyday our students explore, design, dance, experiment, play, and build, all while being supported by our caring school community. We give students the tools and knowledge to become extraordinary individuals who are ready to take on a dynamic and changing world, just one of the many benefits of an independent school education. Learn more about why our faculty & students value Thornton Academy:

Residential School Tuition & Fees

Residential School Tuition & Fees:

Tuition, Room & Board: $48,000

Student Life Fee: $3,000

Student Health Insurance: $1,800

Student Account: $1,500

Total: $54,300

High School Day Student Tuition & Fees

High School Day Student Tuition: $12,500

We have customizable payment plans available for every family. Please contact us at for more information on upper school day tuition and payment plans.

Middle School Day Student Tuition & Fees

Middle School Day Student Tuition: $11,000

We have customizable payment plans available for every family. Please contact us at for more information on middle school day tuition and payment plans.

If you're interested in applying for our TAMS Pillars Scholarship, click here to learn more.

Financial Aid

Thornton Academy is committed to enrolling eligible students regardless of family financial resources and offers need-based financial aid to as many qualified students as possible. The number of applications often exceeds the funds available, financial aid awards are competitive, and made available to students of proven ability and achievement whose families demonstrate financial need.

If you are an international applicant seeking Financial Aid, please send an email to:

If you are an American applicant seeking Financial Aid please see the information below:

  • The student’s parent(s) or guardian(s) must complete a financial aid application with the FACTS Management Company ( You may reach their Customer Service office at 866-441-4637.

If you are a Thornton Academy Middle School applicant seeking financial aid:

  • Financial aid applications should be completed along with all application materials. First round application deadline is Monday, April 16, 2018.

Confidentiality: The Admissions Office and Financial Aid Committee keep all financial aid information in strict confidence. In return, we expect that families will respect the same policy by not discussing the details of their financial aid package with others.

Questions: Please contact the Admissions Office
Telephone: 207-282-5383 Email:

Tuition Payment

Thornton Academy has partnered with Flywire to streamline the international payment process. Flywire allows you to pay securely from any country and any bank, typically in your home currency. You may choose to pay by wire transfer or credit card.
By making your payment with Flywire you can:
• Track your payments from start to finish
• Save on bank fees and exchange rates
• Contact your multilingual customer support team with any questions, day or night

If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Admissions Team:

Thornton Academy
438 Main Street
Saco, Maine 04072
(207) 282-3361
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