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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  • All School Musical

    School musical auditions are held in the early fall.  All students are encouraged to try-out.  Stage hands and light crew members are also needed.  Performances held mid-November

    For more information, contact:
    Pat Fox
    pfox@fryeburgacademy.org
  • Art Club

    Art Club is open to all students and meets weekly. This is an open studio work session and participants are encouraged to try new mediums and learn new techniques.

    For more information, contact:
    Steve Pullan
    spullan@fryeburgacademy.org
  • Audio-Visual Club

  • Ballroom Dance Club

    Ballroom dance instruction and practice.  

    For More Information, Contact:
    Mr. Strahler
    cstrahler@fryeburgacademy.org
  • Big Band

    For more information, contact:
    Mike Sakash
    msakash@fryeburgacademy.org
  • Birth of the Cool Combo

    For more information, contact:
    Mike Sakash
    msakash@fryeburgacademy.org
  • Chamber Choir

    32 member select classical choir (made up of Vocal Jazz Ensembles and an additional 8 – 12 singers from chorus.) This group competes in the spring. Performs classical literature, with a heavy emphasis on renaissance and baroque music. This is a competitive touring ensemble.
  • Chess Club

  • Co-Curricular Ensemble

    Made up of students enrolled in one or both large ensemble offerings: i.e., band or chorus.

    For more information, contact:
    Pat Fox
    pfox@fryeburgacademy.org
  • Daniel Webster Society (Admission Tour Guides)

    Students submit an application in the fall and are selected by committee.  Training begins in early October and students are expected to be available to lead campus tours and to assist the admission and development offices with events throughout the academic year.

    For more information, contact:
    Liz Atwood
    latwood@fryeburgacademy.org
  • Dorm Council

    Elected boarding students twice monthly to discuss topics/issues/concerns specific to living on campus
  • Environmental Club

    The Environmental Club is a group of students and staff working together to lighten our community eco-footprint. To this end we have developed and implemented pilot projects in the areas of recycling, reduced energy consumption and food waste reduction. The club members also promote a higher awareness in our community about alternative energy, alternative transportation, composting, organic gardening, ecosystems and our impact on global environmental concerns.

    For more information, contact:
    Chris Strahler, cstrahler@fryeburgacademy.org
    Emily Strahler, estrahler@fryeburgacademy.org
    Greg Huang-Dale, ghuang-dale@fryeburgacademy.org
  • F.A.I.C. Fryeburg Academy International Club

    Members plan and produce events in the school year that provide sharing opportunities for peer education about the world and the countries represented in our community. Some fundraising activities for global service projects.

    For more information, contact:
    Greg Huang-Dale
  • French Club

    All French students are considered part of French Club and are welcome to participate in local, regional, international and fund raising events to the extent that they wish to be involved. Others are welcome, too!

    For more information, contact:
    Aicha Ghadfa
  • GSTA

    Our mission is to work toward a more accepting environment for all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, through education, support, social action and advocacy


  • Interact

    Interact stands for International Action and is sponsored by the Rotary Club. Members perform community service projects. Open to all interested students.

    For more information, contact:
    Tim LeConey
  • Jazz Band

    For more information, contact:
  • Jazz Combos

    Two to Four separate groups; Five – eight members/group playing small ensemble jazz and fusion. Between the bands there are approximately 20 – 30 performances. These are touring competitive ensembles.

    For more information, contact:

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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.
  • Model United Nations

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

    For more information contact:
    Greg Huang-Dale
    ghuang-dale@fryeburgacademy.org
  • 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:
  • 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

    Classic rock ensemble. This group performs for school functions, dances, community outreach, and other middle and high schools. 10 – 15 performances annually.
  • Scholar Bowl

    Anyone is welcome to participate creating a team of three or four is encouraged.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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
    nchewning@fryeburgacademy.org

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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 four-piece rhythm section) Performs 20 – 30 times annually. These groups are touring competitive ensembles.

    For more information, contact:
  • 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)

     
  • Yearbook

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

    For more information, please contact:
    Rachel Damon '76
    rdamon@fryeburgacademy.org

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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.