Student Life

Build community first and from that comes academic excellence.  At the Academy we believe that what takes place ouside the classroom is just as critical as what happens within it.  Our student life program strives to make every student feel challenged, supported and connected.
Student Life

Clubs & Activities

Fryeburg Academy presently offers the following established school activities. Please click on the activities below for a description.

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  • Junior Classical League

    Latin students participate in statewide academic competitions in fall and spring.

    For more information, contact:
    Heidi Paulding
  • Library Council

    The group assists the librarians with library tasks which include: shelving books, helping other students find books, stamping & covering new books, washing the white boards in the library & light dusting, and straightening up shelves. Any student with free time during regular library hours may join. We provide on-the-job training. The members’ volunteer time is recorded and it is possible to earn various items from the FA Store.

    For more information, contact:
    Robin Wiley
  • Math Team

    Math Team is a competitive math team open to all students in Algebra II or higher, who enjoy competing academically. We have fun competing against other schools in our league at meets during the year.

    For more information, contact:
    Angie Garrett
  • Model United Nations

    Model UN promotes student leadership, critical thinking, and debate skills

    For more information contact:
    Harrison Kanzler
  • National Honor Society

    The National Honor Society has established rules for membership that are based upon a student's outstanding performance in the areas of: Scholarship, Service, Leadership, and Character.

    For more information, contact:
  • Newspaper

    The Raider Review is the school newspaper produced by Academy students.

    For more information, contact:
  • Newspaper, International Edition

    Boarding students (with help from some of their publishing friends) have begun creating newspaper in their native languages. Korean copies have gone to Korea; a Taiwanese edition is almost complete. German and Spanish editions are in the works, and we are exploring production of an edition for students from Nepal.
  • One Act Drama Competition

    Auditions are held in December for actors; other students are welcome to participate on set, tech and crew.

    For more information, contact:
    Pat Fox
  • Outing Club and Trail Crew

    The FA Trail Crew and Outing Club offers students the opportunity to attend various Appalachian Mountain Club volunteer trail crew training sessions in addition to seasonal day hikes and overnight hikes in the White Mountain National Forest. Students also participate, river conditions pending, in a local day paddle on the Saco River. Trail crew training is provided for through the AMC Trails Adoption Program. Presentations are also held throughout the year by guest speakers from the Mount Washington Valley area (SOLO, International Climbing School, Tin Mountain Conservation and many more). The above is offered on a first come first serve basis with preference given to those enrolled in Literature of the Outdoors and Ecology.

    For more information, contact:
    Joy Norkin
  • Raider Patrol

    Faculty nominated students who are assigned to welcome new boarding students during Orientation weekend.
  • Raider Trader Cards

    The student group designs and creates Raider Trader Cards (sports cards) which feature student-athletes who can serve as good role models for younger students in the community to whom they are distributed. Hall of Fame athletes' cards are in the design process and will be distributed through the Sports Hall of Fame when it opens in the Fall.
  • Rock Band

    6-7 member classic rock ensemble. This group performs for school functions, dances, community outreach, and other middle and high schools. 10 – 15 performances annually.

    For more information, contact:
    Pat Fox
  • Scholar Bowl

    Anyone is welcome to participate creating a team of 3 or 4 is encouraged.

    For more information, contact:
    Pat Fox
  • Speaking Partner Program

    FA students will be paired with International students. Pairs or small groups will meet twice a month to discuss various topics with the intent of practicing conversational English.

    For more information, contact:
    Tracy Weitz
  • Student Council

    The Fryeburg Academy Student council is a group that focuses on student issues, student government, community service and major school events. The group oversees the class election, winter carnival, and community service week. It is also a group where student can bring concerns up for discussion and presents student issues to the administration. All class officers are expected to attend, all students are invited to attend. The student council is led by its own group of officers elected by the student council.

    For more information, contact:
    Angie Garrett
  • Student Press Association

    The group is made up of students who are regular contributors to any of the student publications. Its executive board, which is made up of all student publication editors, gathers information on issues which may have an impact on the publications and helps to resolve the situations either within that smaller group or by assisting with discussions at large. Executive Board members also nominate candidates for upcoming editorial openings and suggest students who might be recruited to work in the coming year.
  • Talking Circle

    Talking circle is open to all students and meets monthly. The group meets to discuss issues that are relevant—topics are student driven.
  • Trips for Kids

    Trips For Kids uses bicycles as a vehicle for lessons in confidence building, achievement, health, fitness and environmental awareness through the development of practical skills and the simple act of having fun.

    Contact: Nicki Chewning, Outlook Teacher

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  • Ultimate Frisbee

    The Ultimate Frisbee Club Team practices and competes during the spring season. The Ultimate Frisbee Club holds pick-up games during summer and fall.

    For more information, contact:
    Chris Strahler
  • Vocal Jazz Ensemble

    10 voice small choruses (with 4-piece rhythm section) Performs 20 – 30 times annually. These groups are touring competitive ensembles.

    For more information, contact:
    Pat Fox
  • Women's Group

    A place where young women (boarding students) can gather and talk and share ideas, thoughts, and emotions with peer intervention. (Day students by invitation)

    For more information, contact:
    Kelley Hodgman-Burns
  • Yearbook

    The Bell is a 300 page full color yearbook produced by the students

    For more information, please contact:
    Rachel Damon '76

Fryeburg Academy

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Fryeburg, ME 04037
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Fryeburg Academy, located in Maine, is a private boarding and day school serving grades 9-12, and a Post-Graduate year. We invite you to explore our site and learn how students from around the globe find their place in the world through our exceptional academic, art, and athletic programs.