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, we are 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.
Thornton Academy Rankings
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- B125 Students
- C+101 Students
- B83 Students
- A-57 Students
- C47 Students
- A+45 Students
- B-40 Students
- B39 Students
- B-38 Students
- A+31 Students
Culture & Safety
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.24 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.24 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.31 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.31 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.31 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.36 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.36 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.36 responses
Clubs & Activities
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.10 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.10 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.10 responses
Thornton Academy Reviews
The rigor of TA's top level classes has certainly forced me to learn how to manage my time wisely, especially while playing sports and participating in clubs. However, with this experience, I feel ready for college and life beyond my high school years.
More than 18 countries are represented at TA this year. I'm an international student from Hungary, and I'm graduating this year. Thornton gave me an opportunity to try everything what I wanted to: journalism, entrepreneurship, cooking, AP Human Geography , tennis, and a lot more. I couldn't even decide what classes and clubs should I take, because there are so many things I'm interested in.
The 4 years of High School is not about how to survive it, it is about how to enjoy every moment of it. Specially if you are studying at TA,I guarantee that you will find those friends who will last forever.
Academics, Athetics, Clubs, Dance, Art- everything!