Bridgton Academy

11 Academy Ln, PO Box 292, North Bridgton, ME 04057

Bridgton was established by the Massachusetts legislature at a time when Maine was part of Massachusetts. The impetus for founding came from 37 local residents who furnished financial support to provide secondary schooling for boys and girls. In 1964, the academy adopted a new academic plan that resulted in the discontinuance of coeducation and the elimination of the lower grades: Bridgton became a one-year college preparatory school offering specific programs for older boys in grade 12 and for postgraduates. The present-day school serves postgraduate students who attend for one year only. All aspects of school life address the needs of the boy capable of college-level work who stands to benefit from an additional year of study and growth prior to college entrance. The curriculum emphasizes writing, computation and critical reading, in addition to electives. Qualified students may take college courses for transferable college credit through partnerships with the University of Southern Maine, the University of New England and Plymouth State College. A separate program provides academic support for pupils who have been diagnosed with mild learning disabilities. Students are encouraged to participate in interscholastic sports or in skiing, intramurals or the outing club. Most teams compete against college junior varsity squads, as well as against traditional prep school rivals. Bridgton schedules various guest lectures and performances.

General Information

Academic OrientationCollege Preparatory
Grade RangeBoarding and Day — Boys Grade PG
Coed, Boys, or GirlsBoys
Full Address11 Academy Ln, PO Box 292, North Bridgton, ME 04057
Year Established1808
Legal StatusNonprofit
Religious Affiliation(None)
AdministratorGraydon E. Vigneau, Jr.
Applications DueRolling
Total Enrollment188
Boarding Students185
Day Students3
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