Washington Academy

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  • The Academy's 65 acre (26 hectare) campus is on the eastern coast of Maine with 4 acres of waterfront.
  • 420 students; 20% international; average class size 13 students; student/faculty ratio 14:1
  • Comprehensive advanced placement and honors courses
  • University placements include Penn State University, Boston University, among others
  • ESL program

What's special?

Dual-enrollment through University of Maine, Husson University and Thomas College | STEAM | Innovation and Entrepreneurship studies | Coastal location

99% including: Boston University, Pennsylvania State University, Smith College, University of Washington, Vanderbilt University

Fast facts

4 seasons, snow in winter
Coed 420 (9-12) students
20% international students
13, Student/faculty ratio: 14:1
60 , 66% with advanced degrees
Bangor, ME (BGR) via Boston, MA (BOS)


Honors and AP add

Advanced placement courses:

Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, European History, Latin, Music Theory, Physics 1: Algebra based, Physics 2: Algebra based, Spanish Language and Culture, Studio Art: 2-D Design, Studio Art: 3-D Design, Studio Art: Drawing, US History

Honors courses:

AP 16 Honors 13

Marking system & graduation requirements add

Marking System:

Students meet with their faculty advisors once a week. Grades are reported to parents every four weeks and student progress reports may be monitored on-line.

Graduation Requirements:

The minimum graduation requirements for grades 9 through 12 are as follow:

  • English - 4 credits
  • Mathematics - 4 credits
  • Social Studies/History - 3 credits (US History, 0.5 credits in Civics and 0.5 credits in JMG/New Student Seminar)
  • Science - 3 credits (Biology, Chemistry)
  • Fine Arts - 1 credit
  • Physical Education - 1 credit
  • Health - 0.5 credits
  • Electives - 6.5 credits
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Special Programs

Career Technology offers the following courses: Advanced Computer Programming for Entrepreneurs and Engineers, Applied Media Production, Culinary Arts, International Business, Introduction to Computer Programming, Introduction to Personal Finance, Law: Law & Order, Marketing/Entrepreneurship. Innovative courses: Marine Technology, Coastal Ecology, Engineering, Robotics, Outdoor Leadership I & II, Holocaust and Genocide Studies,

ACT Scores

Average ACT score: N/A

SAT Scores

Average SAT score: 1804


Washington Academy is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges

Arts add

Studio Arts, Band, Chorus, Dance, Design, Guitar, Multimedia, Music Composition, Music Theory, Percussion, Theater, TV Production, Videography
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  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Campus features

Seven campus buildings contain academic facilities, music classrooms and practice rooms, art studios, dormitories, library, gymnasium, industrial technology building and extensive computing facilities.

Extracurricular activities

  • A Capella
  • Chess Club
  • Creative Arts Club
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Envirothon
  • Gay/Straight Alliance
  • Homecoming Committee
  • Jazz Band
  • Math Team
  • National Honor Society
  • Science Club
  • Ski Club
  • Students Teaching About Respect (STARs)
  • Student Council
  • Sustainability Club
Chinese, Latin, Spanish

Admissions Requirements


Tested upon arrival

Not required



ETS B046

Estimated Costs


$4,500 ESL
$4,000 Summer ESL Program
$3,000 Activity Fee
$1,000 Tuition Refund Insurance
$1,000 Student Account
$250 Dorm Damage Deposit
$1,000 Annual Fund Contribution
$2,400 Health Insurance

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