Mission: Foxcroft Academy is an independent high school founded in 1823 on the principle that knowledge is power. Foxcroft Academy is committed to providing students from central Maine and beyond a rigorous college and career preparatory academic curriculum designed to produce informed and active global citizens. Foxcroft Academy will furnish all students with the underlying skills needed for post-secondary success while embracing its safe community and natural environment.
Vision: Foxcroft Academy fosters relationships that support student excellence through rigorous and relevant experiences that build a global perspective and inspire lifelong learning.
Nations represented: 20+
Student-Faculty ratio: 13:1
Boarding student-Dorm parent ratio: 4:1
Total courses offered: 150+
AP courses offered: 21
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.
*Note: The 2019-2020 school year is the last year that AP courses will be offered. Courses will then transition to IB.
IB courses offered: 9
HL Biology A, HL English A, HL History A, Music SL, SL Environmental Science, SL French A, SL Mathematics A, SL Spanish A, IB Theory of Knowledge A.
Honors Level courses offered: 24
Varsity sports teams: 23
Football, Field hockey, Soccer (boys and girls), Cross Country (boys and girls), Golf (boys and girls), Indoor Track (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: 23
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, Latin Club, and Student Tech Team
Schools that have accepted recent graduates: Northwestern University, Smith College, Colby College, Emory University, Georgetown University, University of California – Berkeley, Bowdoin College, 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, Emerson College, 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
Summer Programs: Each summer FA offers a two-week International Preparation Program (compulsory for new students) and a three-week Summer Enrichment Program (optional).
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.
Financial aid: FA’s tuition rate is one of the most competitive in the region. We do provide some limited, need-based financial aid. February 1st is the deadline for all financial aid paperwork.