Fryeburg Academy

Maine, USA

Fryeburg Academy is a private boarding and day school serving grades 9-12, and a Post-Graduate year. It focuses on teaching the skills that lead to academic success: critical thinking, inquiry, and problem-solving. It balances academic pursuits with arts, sports, internships, clubs, and activities. It guides students in discovering their passions and developing their leadership skills within a supportive residential community. The result? Responsible, prepared, and compassionate young people who go on to attend the best colleges and universities in the world and succeed.

The first head of school, Daniel Webster, is the only secretary of state who take office and served for three different presidents.


Teacher-student ratio: 1:15
Year of foundation: 1792
Number of students: 610
Grades: 9–12, PG

About campus

Fryeburg is a classic New England village nestled in the foothills of the White Mountains and home to Fryeburg Academy. The area offers endless outdoor activities in every season. With over 800,000 acres of White Mountain National Forest, lakes, rivers, and four major ski resorts nearby -- the opportunities to explore the region's magnificent natural surroundings are boundless. The campus is 105 acres, encompassing the historic main building, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Bion R. Cram Library, LaCase Dining Room (2020), 5 Competition Tennis Courts, 5 Athletic Fields, 4 Dormitories and much more. Fryeburg is also rich in culture and entertainment, thanks to thriving local resort towns like North Conway and the proximity of larger metropolises like Portland and Boston.

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