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Join Thornton Academy Middle School for a FREE ice cream at the Saco Scoop! 

saturday, february 12  | 2:00pm - 4:00pm

209 main street | saco, maine

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, meet Thornton Academy Middle School at the Saco Scoop for a sweet treat. At this event you can:

  • Receive a FREE ice cream for your child, ages 13 or younger
  • Learn about financial aid and scholarships specific to local families
  • Hear about our joyful community, consistent leadership, and how TAMS can be your partner in your student’s education

TAMS Day at the Saco Scoop FAQ

Question: Why should I attend TAMS Day at the Saco Scoop? 

Answer: Meet TAMS staff, learn why Thornton Academy was voted the Best Private School in Maine for 2020 and 2021, and receive a FREE ice cream for all children ages 13 and under! 

Question: Who is invited to TAMS Day at the Saco Scoop? 

Answer: Anyone and everyone that wants to know more about TAMS! Learn how our small and supportive middle school can help students be who they are and become who they want to be during the crucial period of adolescence. 

Question: When is the deadline to apply for TAMS for 2022-23? 

Answer: The priority deadline for application to TAMS is April 15. Residents of Dayton and Arundel are also encouraged to submit their enrollment forms by April 15. Visit our TAMS admissions page to learn more and start your application today. 

Question: Do I need to register for this event? 

Answer: No! Simply show up at the Saco Scoop between 2-4pm on Saturday, February 12 to chat with TAMS staff, enjoy a free ice cream, and learn more about financial aid and scholarships. Feel free to bring your friends! 


What makes Thornton Academy Middle School the right choice for so many students? 

  • A traditional curriculum and age-appropriate academics. Our goal is to set students up for success at the high school level. 

  • A beautiful campus. Thornton Academy's campus is large, green, safe, and close to it all. We are located only 90 minutes from Boston, 5 minutes from the beach, and an easy walk from shops, restaurants, and cafés. No wonder our students consider Thornton Academy to be their second home! 

  • Teachers who truly care about their students. Our teachers are more than teachers - they are mentors, friends, supporters, and cheerleaders to our students. Teaching at Thornton Academy is a passion and a career - most of our teachers have over 20 years experience. 

  • A student experience like no other. As a Thornton Academy  student, you join our community of learners, athletes, artists, explorers, creators, and volunteers. Our clubs encourage you to discover and pursue your passions, whether it's angling on Maine's lakes and rivers, volunteering with our community service clubs, or tending to our garden with our environmental club. Or all of them! 

  • Top-level athletics. Whether you have years of experience or want to try one of our sports for the first time, our coaches will support you as you train to become the best you can be! With 10 outdoor fields, a historic indoor gymnasium, a running/walking trail on campus, and over 100 years of athletic experience, we encourage all TAMS students to try a sport. 

  • Unbelievable arts. TAMS features visual arts (painting, drawing, illustration, photography, pottery, sculpture) and performing arts (choir, band, jazz band, orchestra, acting, theater production, dance). 

  • A global community. Our students come from over 50 different countries, but most are local day students. Get ready to make a diverse group of friends that will stick with you for life! 

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