Thornton Academy is a co-educational, private boarding and day school serving grades 6–12. Located on Maine's southern coast, in the city of Saco, Thornton Academy is one of the nation's longest-operating independent schools.
Thornton's commitment to excellence enables students to reach their full potential and flourish in a changing world. We offer a safe and secure family environment where every student can find his or her place. Here, students are free to express their own individual ideas, cultures, and dreams, and all students benefit from our unique campus environment and its global perspective.
Homecoming Open House
438 Main Street, Saco, ME 04072
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Tour campus, meet teachers, learn about Thornton Academy's wide academic program at our Homecoming Open House! Members of the admission staff will be available to answer questions about enrollment for grades 6-12 at Thornton Academy. Be who you are and become who you want to be!
Thornton Academy Rankings
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- B136 Students
- C+115 Students
- B-97 Students
- A-61 Students
- A+58 Students
- C+52 Students
- B50 Students
- C+48 Students
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- A+38 Students
Culture & Safety
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.27 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.27 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.34 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.34 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.34 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.39 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.39 responses
Clubs & Activities
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.13 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.13 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.13 responses
Thornton Academy Reviews
The amount of course options here really is astounding. There’s so much to choose from!
Though I’m not very athletic, there are plenty of sports at different levels available to me if I ever decided to play. Artistically, I have an equal amount of opportunities. The musicals they put on here are one of my favorite events of the year.
I often find myself walking between classes and saying hi to teachers, counselors, janitors and lunch ladies.
One more truly special thing about TA is the international student population. Above all, the experiences and knowledge I have obtained because of their friendship are invaluable.
*My kids also say the food is much healthier and tastes great!
*There is time for fresh air at both schools! SO IMPORTANT!