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Summer at Thornton Academy

Learning first. Fun second. Friends forever.

Discover new classes and make friends for life at the Summer at Thornton Academy program. Held on Thornton Academy's beautiful campus, the program features two blocks of classes in the mornings and two activities per day in the afternoons and evenings. 

Summer at Thornton Academy is designed for both day and boarding students and features classes in arts, STEM, humanities, and English Language Learning, and more! All classes are taught by experienced Thornton Academy teachers. 

Afternoon and evening activities encourage students to discover American culture, have fun, and explore topics from the morning classes. One day, we might visit an art museum. The next, we learn about lobstering as we go out in a lobster boat in Casco Bay. 

Dates for 2021: July 24 - August 21, 2021

Students can choose to do one or both sessions.

Session 1: Boarders arrive July 24 and depart August 6, Day students attend classes Monday, July 26 - Friday, August 6

Session 2: Boarders arrive August 6 and depart August 21, Day students attend classes Monday, August 9 - Friday, August 21. 

It was an absolute pleasure being a part of the summer camp this year! To witness the bonds form between these students through the shared experiences of the program was truly something special. 

corey Jones, Summer at Thornton Academy teacher 

girls kayaking on a river surrounded by green trees
friends give the peace sign
smiles with a goat in the middle of a field
rafting on the kennebec river
presenting a research project on AI

What is Summer at Thornton Academy?

Two friends on a boat on the ocean