Join us for a VIRTUAL Open House on Wednesday, December 2 at 8:00am EST! 

You're invited to VIRTUALLY visit Thornton Academy's beautiful campus and learn more about why NOW is the best time to consider a private school education! Find out about enrolling in both our middle school and upper school (grades 6-12), and about financial aid and scholarship opportunities. Register below—open to all prospective students and families!

This month's Virtual Open House will feature our Residential Life Department. Catherine Paradis, Director of Residential Life will speak about how our boarding experience supports students during their time at Thornton Academy and also prepares them for a successful transition to the next step of their educational journey. Also joining us will be two current Thornton Academy students who will describe how the living at Thornton Academy allowed them to be who they are.

Why attend the virtual open house?

  • See how our goal of helping our students 'Be Who They Are And Become Who They Want To Be' is more relevant now than ever. 

  • Explore Thornton Academy's 200+ academic offerings at the Upper School, including 26 AP classes and many electives in arts, technology & new media, foreign language, and STEM.

  • Learn how investing in a Thornton Academy education sets up students for success now, and in college, and for life. 

  • Discover how Thornton Academy's Apple Distinguished School distinction and 1:1 iPad program supports students to excel in any environment.  
  • Appreciate how Thornton Academy provides a healthy and safe place to learn and grow in a warm and supportive environment. 

Register Here!

all smiles at dorm olympics
a student holds his diploma in excitement at graduation
dancers on stage with umbrellas and bright pink lighting
four students in TA shirts in the main quad
fun at annual dorm olympics

Upcoming Virtual Open Houses

Thornton Academy will host a Virtual Open House the first Wednesday of every month. Each one will have a different theme - we invite you to join us for all of them that interest you! 


January 6 - STEM education: Learn how Thornton Academy's investment in science, technology, engineering, and math education sets students up to become who they want to be.  

February 3 - The 6-12 experience: Attending Thornton Academy Middle School is a great starting point for success. Hear from teachers and parents about how the two schools make for a unified learning experience. 

March 3 - Summer Programs: Summer is a vibrant time on the Thornton Academy campus! Explore our summer programs in STEM, ESL, Arts, Dance and more. Programs for students of all ages. 

April 7 - Athletics & Extracurriculars: The Thornton Academy experience is about so much more than classroom learning. Get a window into our world of 40+ clubs and 50+ athletic teams. 

May 5 - Arts: Thornton Academy's Visual & Performing Arts program is second to none in the state of Maine and prepares students for success as professional artists, musicians, actors and dancers on a global stage. 

June 2 - Advanced Placement (AP) & Honors Classes: Thornton Academy offers 26 AP classes and 40+ Honors classes. Learn how these classes help our students become who they want to be and find success in university and beyond.


Watch recordings from past Virtual Open Houses! 

School Counseling- November 4


Technology at Thornton Academy - October 7