Thornton Academy

Maine, USA

Thornton Academy, one of the longest-running independent schools and one of three Apple Distinguished Schools in Maine, was founded in 1811. It is a private boarding and day school for students in grades 6 to 12. The historic site is located in Maine, one of the safest states in the United States. Portland is just 15 minutes away and Boston is about 90 minutes away. Thornton Academy offers a diverse academic program that includes more than 200 subjects, such as STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics), art, sports or languages.

The school offers 26 AP courses, 7 foreign languages, more than 50 sports teams and over 50 extracurricular clubs.



Year of foundation: 1811
Number of students: 1500
Grades: 6–12
Teacher-student ratio: 1:11

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