Thornton Academy

Maine, USA

The size and location of Thornton Academy are some of the most unique aspects when comparing to other boarding schools. It the largest school in Maine and offers over 200 courses in 8 subject areas, with signature programming in STEM and Visual & Performing Arts. The beautiful campus is located just 90 minutes north of Boston and 20 minutes from Portland, which is frequently listed as a top destination for travelers in the US. The campus is located in Maine, the safest state in the US, and the students can feel safe and secure while exploring local area and participating in student life.

Voted Best Private School in Maine for 2021 and 2020.



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

About campus

The school is located in the middle of a quiet and safe small town and has a charming traditional New England brick buildings with beautifully renovated classroom spaces inside. The large, beautiful campus often gets compared to a small university. New Media Center boasts a TV studio and sound stage, as well as a podcasting/radio booth. 500-seat auditorium is one of the best in the area and hosts over 75 performances a year. The turf field and athletic stadium is recognized as one of the best playing fields in the state.

Interesting facts

Graduates have been accepted to these universities

Brown University

Columbia University

Middlebury College

Brandeis University

Pratt Institute