Fryeburg Academy

Maine, USA

Fryeburg Academy is an independent secondary school that serves a widely diverse population of local day students and boarding students from across the nation and around the world. The Academy believes that a strong school community provides the best conditions for learning and growth. Therefore, we strive to create a supportive school environment that promotes respect, tolerance, and cooperation, and prepares students for responsible citizenship. Within this context, the Academy’s challenging and comprehensive academic program, enriched by a varied co-curriculum, provides the knowledge and skills necessary for success in higher education and the workplace.

One of the oldest boarding schools in the US and one of the first to accept women.


Grades: 9–12, PG
Number of students: 570
Teacher-student ratio: 1:10
Year of foundation: 1792

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 that are within an hour and 2.5-hour drive respectively.

Interesting facts

Graduates have been accepted to these universities

Harvard University

Boston University

Colby College

George Washington University

Northeatern University