TAMS Admissions

Creating a supportive environment where students can grow and thrive. 

Thornton Academy Middle School (TAMS) welcomes students from over 15 towns in Southern Maine, as well as international students from all over the world. Discover why TAMS is an ideal setting for adolescents to experiment, grow, and discover themselves in a supportive and nurturing environment. The small, close-knit community allows for teachers to provide an individualized approach in the classroom, which in turn works to encourage motivated and high achieving students who need to be stretched and challenged, as well as building a foundation of trust and support for those students who need extra care and support in specific areas. 

For students interested in applying for private day or boarding admission, please click the APPLY button below - we are currently accepting applications! 

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Students living in Arundel and Dayton: Simply enroll and tuition is publicly funded. Join us at TAMS for the 2019-20 school year. Call Debbie Crepeau at 207-602-4408 to enroll, schedule a shadow day, or learn more about TAMS.

Financial Aid

Thornton Academy offers financial aid to qualifying families. To be considered for financial aid, applicants must submit both the FACTS financial aid application and the TAMS application for admission.

Questions about financial aid? Call the admissions office at 207-282-5383 or email admissions@thorntonacademy.org.

FACTS Financial Aid Application

The changes that we have witnessed in both of our children are astounding.  Both daughters are flourishing in the classroom and in life. TAMS was exactly what our family needed at the most critical time.  Thank you for everything that you and your staff does to make TAMS the place that it is. 

jason littlefield, parent

At TAMS, we are so much more.

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