Student Life

Explore your passions with new friends.

Thornton Academy is a close-knit and diverse community of thinkers and doers. The vibrant campus bustles with activities and events. We are close to the ocean and not far from pristine forests and mountains. Our four pillars of respect, responsibility, compassion, and investment define who we are.

With a large and welcoming student body, Thornton empowers those in our community to stretch outside their comfort zone, join a new sport, start a new club, or try out for a school musical. Whether it is in the classroom, in the dormitories, or on the playing field, at Thornton Academy you can be who you are and become who you want to be. 

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Develop your passions.

Clubs

Become who you want to be

It gives me a sense of fulfillment, knowing that kids end up seeing this place as home. We are coming through on the promise that we make to these students. As a parent myself, I would want my child taken care of the way we take care of our students at Thornton Academy.

catherine paradis, director of residential life

Thornton Academy has taught me how to be open minded, be a risk taker, be thoughtful, and be more engaged in what I used to call the impossible.

annick umuliza '17, rwanda

Thornton Academy's residential program and dormitory has been a key factor in my decision because it allowed me to realize how much I love learning about other cultures. I feel extremely fortunate that I have had the opportunity to meet and make friends with people from all over the world.  

claudia sanchez '16, spain

The way to make Thornton Academy your home is to let yourself be vulnerable and tell your story. There is someone who will listen and share theirs with you.

Madeline Nguyen '20, vietnam

The dorm has a very warm and welcoming community. Having so much diversity at Thornton is an incredible opportunity for all TA students. It gives us perspective on our own lives as well as new connections.

elizabeth roy '18, USA

From The Student Perspective

CAMPUS BY THE NUMBERS

DORMS

6

LANGUAGES SPOKEN BY STUDENTS

30+

CLUBS ON CAMPUS

42

THEATER PRODUCTIONS PER YEAR

6

DORM PETS

24

HOMESTAY FAMILIES

35

ACTIVITIES PER WEEKEND

10+

PEP RALLIES & ASSEMBLIES PER YEAR

12+

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