Foxcroft Academy has relied upon the generosity of others since its inception. The 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. Upon receiving its charter, the legislature stipulated that the Academy must have at least $1500 in its possession. In 1823, the town’s appropriations for all municipal purposes amounted to a mere $1140, and neither the state nor its municipalities provided funds for secondary education. Philanthropic residents and Trustees stepped up and provided the necessary funds, and the rest is history.
194 years later, Foxcroft Academy still relies upon the generosity of alumni, parents, and community members to fulfill its mission of developing responsible and informed citizens, critical thinkers, and collaborative leaders. Every dollar contributed to Foxcroft Academy’s Foxcroft Fund will directly aid the Academy in the pursuit of this mission. At Foxcroft Academy, we are charged with preparing students for college, preparing them for the ever-changing 21st-century job market, and preparing them to become active, informed citizens. As distinguished educator Karl Fisch has noted: “We are currently preparing students for jobs that don’t yet exist, using technologies that haven’t been invented, to solve problems we don’t even know are problems yet.” Work of this magnitude requires significant and ongoing support.
When you choose to contribute to the Foxcroft Fund, you may designate your donation to underwrite the area of Foxcroft Academy that is most important to you. Simply enter the name of one of the nine areas listed below:
- General Annual Fund
- Professional Development
- Visual Arts