USA High School


Thornton Academy 桑頓中學 (緬因州 ME)


Building on a tradition of strong college-preparatory programming, Thornton's academic approach encourages creative and critical thinking and self-discovery through comprehensive core offerings in English, math, history, science, fine arts and wellness as well as in a full range of advanced placement, honors, foreign language, fine and performing arts, wellness, technology and business courses. By combining a strong core program with a range of electives, students’ abilities are challenged and their interests are met.


Thornton strives to provide a personalized approach while being large enough to offer a broad range of opportunities for students. During the 2012-13 school year, TA will offer courses in 8 foreign languages, 16 AP courses, evening courses and online courses made possible by TAOnline, a virtual course management system.

The Basics
Setting 90 miles from Boston
School Type Private coed boarding school
Tuition US$42,000 - $43,000
Housing Homestay or boarding
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General Information
State Maine (ME)
Location Saco
Nearest City Portland
Environment Small town
Campus Size 80 acres
Year Founded 1811
Admission Req.m HK F.3
Academic Calendar Fall/ Summer
Level Offered Grade 9-12
Enrollment Approximately 1220 students
Student-to-Teacher 14:1

Academic Programs:

Adv Math (3), Alg II/Geometry (2), Anat & Phy (2), APCalculusAB(3), AP Lit/Comp. (3), AP Stats (3), Astronomy (2), Calculus A (3), CP English IV (2), CT Math IV (1), English IV (1), Envir Sci (2), Honors Eng IV (3), Marine Biology (2), Political Sci (2)



Garland Auditorium, Linnell Gymnasium, Hyde Library, Hill Stadium, tennis courts, athletic fields, classroom buildings, theater, arts wing, television studio, student and faculty residences, athletic stadium with a track and numerous playing fields


Students Life:

Archive Club, Carpe Diem (Newspaper), Chinese Club, Classics Club, French Club, German Club, Math Team, Anime Club, Chamber Orchestra, Chess Team, Table Top Game Club, Environmental Club, Cycling Club, Civil Rights, Civil Rights, Green Team, Student Council, Natural Peer Helpers/Mediators