History

Fryeburg Academy is set in a classic New England village, in the foothills of the White Mountains. It is a community offering a sense of belonging to all who come, and a backbone of support to all. It is close to the ocean, rivers, lakes and 800,000 acres of White Mountain National Forest, so outdoor activities are limitless, every season of the year.

The magnificent natural surroundings encompass a region rich in culture and entertainment, thanks to thriving local resort towns like North Conway. Living here provides learning opportunities about people from around the globe and from our very own place in the world. Maintaining a tradition of democracy and academic excellence since 1792, Fryeburg Academy was one of the first schools built in Maine. Fryeburg Academy was also one of the first schools in the United States to accept women. Originally, school was taught in private homes, until 1777, when money was appropriated to build a schoolhouse. Citizens were interested in more schools being built offering more subjects such as Latin, Greek and English. In 1791, residents from Fryeburg, Brownfield and Conway agreed to support a new school, Fryeburg Academy. The school was incorporated in 1792. The Academy was known as a “fitting school” for Bowdoin College, focusing on teacher training. For a short time the Academy was also on the way to becoming a medical school, but that soon gave way to its traditional comprehensive education courses – a preparatory school for college and life. The school was rebuilt in its present location in 1853, and remains one of the region’s finest academic institutions

Overview

Region
Portland ME Area
Program Emphasis
5-Day Boarding School
Boarding School
Day School
Learning Differences
Small Boarding School
All Grades 9-12, PG
Grade Divisions
Post Graduate
Secondary
Religious Affiliation Nondenominational
Student Body Coed
Dress Code Casual
School Setting Rural
Campus Size (Acres) 35
Head of School Daniel G. Lee Jr.
Endowment 23 million

Admission

E-mail
Web Address http://www.fryeburgacademy.org/
Director of Admission Stephanie S. Morin
Admission Application Apply to Fryeburg Academy
Application Required Yes
Application Fee Amount 50.00
Application Deadline(s) February 1
Financial Aid Deadline(s) February 1
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid 45%
Day Student Tuition $19,600.00
5-Day Boarding Student Tuition $32,800.00
Boarding Student Tuition $41,100.00
International Student Tuition $43,600.00

Student Enrollment

Total Enrollment 644
Boys 339
Girls 303
Boarding Students 138
Day Students 506
International
China
Germany
Italy
Japan
Korea
Rwanda
Serbia
Spain
Taiwan
Thailand
United States
Colorado
Illinois
Maine
Massachusetts
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
Majority of students come from Northeast
% of International Students 17

Academics

Full Time Faculty 62
Student/Faculty ratio 10:1
Average Class Size 15
A Sampling of Courses Offered
Algebra
American History
American Literature
Art
Biology
Botany
Calculus
Chinese
Chorus
English as a Second Language
Expository Writing
Film
French
Latin
Social Studies
Sociology
Spanish
Statistics
Study Skills
World History
A.P. Courses Offered
Biology
Calculus AB
Calculus BC
Computer Science A
English Language
European History
French Language
Music Theory
Physics B
Spanish Language
Statistics
US History

College Placement Office

Dedicated College Placement Office Yes
Recent College Matriculations Boston University University of Maine Carnegie Mellon Syracuse Stanford Dartmouth Boston College Northeastern Bentley

Athletics & Extra-Curricular Activities

Athletics
alpine skiing
baseball
basketball
cross-country
cross-country skiing
cycling
field hockey
football
golf
ice hockey
lacrosse
skiing (downhill)
soccer
softball
tennis
track and field
wrestling
Recreational Sports
fitness
mountain biking
outdoor club/skills
rock climbing
skiing
tennis
Extra-Curricular Activities
Chorus
Community Service Program
Drama Club
Newspaper
School Band
Student Government
Tour Guides
Yearbook

Notes


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