Founded in 1811, Thornton Academy is one of New England’s oldest college preparatory schools. Its comprehensive curriculum consists of 200 courses, including seven foreign languages, 30 arts classes, and more than 60 AP, dual enrollment, and honors courses. The school’s collaborations with both the University of New England and the University of Maine School of Engineering allows students to bypass freshman year at both schools.
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100% students are accepted by Top 1% universities MIT, Cornell University, Berklee College of Music, Johns Hopkins University, New York University, etc.
Campus facilities feature a STEM Center with brand new laboratories, an engineering lab, a foreign language building, an art center, an observatory, and a 500-person theater. Athletic facilities include sports fields, an outdoor track, basketball courts, tennis courts, and four large multi-purpose stadiums.
There are 1451 high school students with 1:11 teacher - student ratio to maximize the school's teaching quality and student services.
There are more than 24 electives AP (Advanced Placement) courses e.g. Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Chinese Language and Culture, Computer Science A, Computer Science Principles, Microeconomics, etc.
There are 84 elective courses in Science, Arts, Language, and Sports e.g. Acting, American Music, Band – Concert, Band, Ceramics, Chamber Choir, Choir, Concert Chorus, Dance Company, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, etc.
Thornton’s dramatic arts are regarded as a highly developed program that includes courses in theater basics, acting, and technical theater with a focus on media arts.
As a member of Maine’s top athletic league, Thornton Academy offers several competitive varsity sports. Their football, tennis, golf, swimming, and volleyball teams consistently place top in the state or region
There are various student-led clubs such as Animal Rights Group, Astronomy Club, Robotics Club, Ping Pong Club, etc