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Foxcroft Academy

Foxcroft Academy


Address: 975 West Main Street, Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426 USA

Website: www.foxcroftacademy.org

School Details

Key Facts

Vision: Foxcroft Academy fosters relationships that support student excellence through rigorous and relevant experiences that build a global perspective and inspire lifelong learning.

Student enrollment: 423 students (326 day, 97 boarding)

Nations represented: 15

Student-Faculty ratio: 13:1

Boarding student-Dorm parent ratio: 4:1

Total courses offered: 150+

Varsity sports teams: 23

Football, Field hockey, Soccer (boys and girls), Cross Country (boys and girls), Golf (boys and girls), Indoor Track and Field (boys and girls), Wrestling, Basketball (boys and girls), Swimming (boys and girls), Alpine Skiing, Baseball, Softball, Outdoor Track and Field (boys and girls), Tennis (boys and girls), Cheerleading

State championships: 21

Clubs offered: 32

Some examples: Art Club, Asian Culture Club, Cooking Club, Dance Club, Environmental Club, Jazz Band, Key Club, Math Team, Outdoors Club, Photojournalism Club, and Student Tech Team

Rankings & Accreditation

Foxcroft Academy is accredited by the New England Association of Secondary Schools and Colleges and is approved by the Department of Education and Cultural Services of the State of Maine. FA holds membership in the College Board, The Independent Schools Association of Northern New England, and the Maine Association of Independent Schools.

Schools that accepted graduates from the Classes of 2012-2014: Northwestern University, Smith College, Colby College, Emory University, Georgetown University, University of California – Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon, UCLA, USC, University of Virginia, Wake Forest University, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, Boston College, College of the Holy Cross, Bucknell University, College of William and Mary, Brandeis University, University of Rochester, Georgia Institute of Technology, Case Western Reserve, Lehigh University, California Institute of Art, New York School of Interior Design, Parsons The New School For Design, San Francisco Art Institute, Savannah College of Art and Design, School of the Visual Arts, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

General Information

  • Founded: 1823
  • Location: Dover-Foxcroft, Maine, USA

Student Population

  • Total: 423
  • International: 97
  • Vietnamese: 6

Entry Requirements

  • Day/Boarding: TOEFL Junior 640, SSAT 1850
  • ESL: Yes (3 levels of programming)

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees: $46,500 (first year)
  • Living Expenses: $150/mth
  • Others (Health Insurance): $1600
  • Total Cost (on I-20): at most $49,000

Scholarships & Financial Aid

  • Yes                       


Foxcroft Academy was established as a private secondary school on January 30, 1823, and it became the first school to be chartered after Maine became a state.


  • AP courses: Biology, Calculus AB, Chemistry, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, English Literature,Physics B, Statistics, Studio Art, US History are offered in-house, and 11 additional AP courses can be taken through online partnerships.
  • IB courses: 0
  • Average SAT/SSAT: 1860

Link to the academics webpage: www.foxcroftacademy.org/academics/

122 Town Academies have come and gone over the past 190 years, and FA is now one of only nine remaining in the state. When you come to FA, you’re not just enrolling in a school–you’re joining a community. Students at FA believe in giving back. Varied experiences in community service teach and model giving to others and demonstrate the concept of community stewardship, ideas that are integral to the fulfillment of FA’s mission.

FA is committed to preparing students to succeed in an increasingly tech-driven educational landscape and was the first high school in the state of Maine to provide an iPad to each and every student. Students passionate about digital arts can choose from a range of courses including filmmaking, photography, and applied media production. We place great value on creative expression and help provide the necessary tools and resources for our students to explore their full creative potential. Whether your passion is for acting, music, fine arts, cooking, traveling, cheerleading, athletics, or the great outdoors, we will challenge you to defy boundaries and expand your skills. Academically, socially, and recreationally, opportunities to engage are endless. Faculty excellence is the core of the FA experience, and the teaching does not stop when the day’s final bell rings. Our highly supportive community of teachers, counselors, coaches, and dorm parents will help you reach your greatest potential. Our caring and dedicated residential life staff promotes a culture of accountability, independence, and self-reliance, enabling boarding students to flourish within the confines of our beautiful campus setting.

At FA, the principle that knowledge is power extends beyond the classroom and onto the playing fields, where our dedicated coaches foster a tradition of hard work, respect, and accountability. The FA athletic program will challenge you to step out of your comfort zone, experience new things, and ultimately build a strong foundation for a rewarding life–personally and professionally.

FA is situated in a picturesque region of Maine and enjoys four distinct seasons. Students enjoy easy access to natural treasures including Baxter State Park, Moosehead Lake, Mount Borestone, and Acadia National Park. From hiking and ice climbing to white water rafting and wilderness excursions, the FA experience is filled with activity and adventure.

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