438 Main Street, Saco, ME, USA 04072
Thornton Academy is a co‐educational, private boarding and day school serving grades 6 through 12. Founded in 1811, Thornton is one of the nation’s oldest independent schools. Our historic, 80‐acre campus is located in Maine, the #1 safest state in the country. Situated in the vibrant community of Saco on the southern coast of Maine, Thornton is surrounded by some of the finest beaches, snow skiing, scenic areas, and cultural offerings throughout New England. Thornton Academy is 90 minutes from Boston by bus and train. 15 minutes away is Maine’s largest city, Portland. Portland is home to award-winning restaurants and was recently named one of American’s Most Livable Cities.
Thornton Academy’s diverse and inclusive community is comprised of boarding students from more than 35 countries, and day students from throughout the northeast. The school is known for its high‐caliber academics and athletics, large variety of extracurricular opportunities, and award‐winning visual and performing arts program.
Thornton Academy offers an 11:1 student-to-teacher ratio and more than 200 courses, including 28 AP courses, 42 honors courses, and seven foreign languages. Students are challenged and supported by accomplished faculty, and the school consistently achieves a 100‐percent acceptance rate for its college‐bound seniors.