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Fryeburg Academy

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Fryeburg Academy

At a glance

Location Fryeburg, ME Tuition $43,600
Grades 9-12, PG Students Receiving Aid 45%
Student Body Coed Total Aid Awarded -
Student/Faculty Ratio - Endowment $18,000,000
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Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate 88%

Total Enrollment

Total Enrollment 620

Average Class Size

Average Class Size 15

Sports & Extracurriculars

Sports & Extracurriculars 30*
Average SAT Score (Math) 540
Average SAT Score (Verbal) 510
Learning Support Program?
Number of AP Programs 12
ESL Offered?
IB Program Offered?

Overview

Region Portland ME Area
Program Emphasis 5-Day Boarding School
Boarding School
College Prep
Day School
Learning Differences
Small Boarding School
All Grades 9-12, PG
Boarding Grades 9-12
Grade Divisions Post Graduate
Secondary
Religious Affiliation Nondenominational
Student Body Coed
Established 1792
Dress Code Casual
School Setting Rural
Campus Size (Acres) 35
Head of School Erin P. Mayo
Endowment $18,000,000

History

Fryeburg Academy is set in a classic New England village, in the foothills of the White Mountains. It is a community offering a sense of belonging to all who come, and a backbone of support to all. It is close to the ocean, rivers, lakes and 800,000 acres of White Mountain National Forest, so outdoor activities are limitless, every season of the year.

The magnificent natural surroundings encompass a region rich in culture and entertainment, thanks to thriving local resort towns like North Conway. Living here provides learning opportunities about people from around the globe and from our very own place in the world. Maintaining a tradition of democracy and academic excellence since 1792, Fryeburg Academy was one of the first schools built in Maine. Fryeburg Academy was also one of the first schools in the United States to accept women. Originally, school was taught in private homes, until 1777, when money was appropriated to build a schoolhouse. Citizens were interested in more schools being built offering more subjects such as Latin, Greek and English. In 1791, residents from Fryeburg, Brownfield and Conway agreed to support a new school, Fryeburg Academy. The school was incorporated in 1792. The Academy was known as a “fitting school” for Bowdoin College, focusing on teacher training. For a short time the Academy was also on the way to becoming a medical school, but that soon gave way to its traditional comprehensive education courses – a preparatory school for college and life. The school was rebuilt in its present location in 1853, and remains one of the region’s finest academic institutions

Academics

Full Time Faculty 58
Part Time Faculty 4
% of Faculty with Advanced Degrees 43%
Average Class Size 15
Special Academic Support Programs
ADD/ADHD
ESL
Learning Differences
A Sampling of Courses Offered
Algebra
American History
American Literature
Art
Biology
Botany
Calculus
Chinese
Chorus
English as a Second Language
Expository Writing
Film
French
Latin
Social Studies
Sociology
Spanish
Statistics
Study Skills
World History
A.P. Courses Offered
Biology
Calculus AB
Calculus BC
Computer Science A
English Language
European History
French Language
Music Theory
Physics B
Spanish Language
Statistics
US History

Student Enrollment

Total Enrollment 620
Boys 341
Girls 279
% Boys/Girls 55%/45%
Boarding Students 150
Day Students 470
International
China
Germany
Italy
Japan
Korea
Rwanda
Serbia
Spain
Taiwan
Thailand
United States
Colorado
Illinois
Maine
Massachusetts
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
Majority of students come from Northeast
% of International Students 13%

Admission

E-mail admissions@fryeburgacademy.org
Web Address www.fryeburgacademy.org
Director of Admission Christopher Hibbard
Admission Application Apply to Fryeburg Academy
Application Required Yes
Application Fee Amount 50
Application Deadline(s) Feb
Financial Aid Deadline(s) February 1
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid 45%
Acceptance Rate 88%
Admissions Selectivity Somewhat selective
Admissions Yield 60%
Day Student Tuition $20,800
Boarding Student Tuition $43,600
International Student Tuition $43,600

College Placement Office

Average SAT I Scores (Math) 540
Average SAT I Scores (Verbal) 510
Dedicated College Placement Office Yes
Recent College Matriculations Boston University
University of Maine
Carnegie Mellon
Syracuse
Stanford
Dartmouth
Boston College
Northeastern
Bentley

Athletics & Extra-Curricular Activities

Athletics
alpine skiing
baseball
basketball
cross-country
cross-country skiing
field hockey
football
golf
ice hockey
lacrosse
skiing (downhill)
soccer
softball
tennis
track and field
wrestling
Recreational Sports
fitness
mountain biking
outdoor club/skills
rock climbing
skiing
tennis
Extra-Curricular Activities
Chorus
Community Service Program
Drama Club
Newspaper
School Band
Student Government
Tour Guides
Yearbook

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Contact Info

Phone 207-935-2001
Address 745 Main St - Fryeburg, ME 04037
Website www.fryeburgacademy.org 
Email admissions@fryeburgacademy.org 
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