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    Thornton Academy


    • Listing Type: Private Schools
    • Residency: Day, Residential
    • Type: Private
    • Grades Offered: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Country: United States
    • High School Admission Test: Not Required
    • CEEB: 200875
    • IPED: 563868
    • Application Fee: $50
    • Tuition Boarding: $52,300
    • Tuition Day: $15,100
    • Enrollment: 1600
    • Financial Aid: Grants/Scholarships, Other
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    Thornton Academy is one of the nation's oldest independent schools, it is also one of the oldest public-private partnerships in the country. Thornton Academy is an independent, private day and boarding school for students in grades 6 through 12. Thornton is co-educational and non-sectarian.


    Thornton Academy prepares students for a changing world. A rigorous and broad-based program of academic, arts and athletic opportunities challenges students to reach their potential in readiness for lifelong learning and productive participation in our dynamic world. 

    Since its founding in 1811, Thornton Academy has been a center of inspiration, innovation, and community in Saco, Maine. We prepare students for a changing world through our curriculum, facilities, extra-curricular opportunities, and student support. Students are encouraged to step outside their comfort zones, to try courses that challenge and intrigue them, and to take deep dives into subjects that spark curiosity. Engagement continues after-school, through many clubs, activities, community service, and athletics.