FA's Opening Week

The academic year at Fryeburg Academy is in full swing with in-person learning for over 450 day students and 60 resident students who hail from 16 different countries (China, Vietnam, Canada, Kenya, Ivory Coast, Spain, South Korea, Turkey, Rwanda, Ghana, Morocco, Ukraine, Cyprus, Japan/Russia, Nepal, and the United States).  Additionally, another 40 day students have opted to attend the Academy remotely, and 14 international students are participating in the Academy's newly launched remote learning program — World Classroom@FryeburgAcademy.

On Tuesday, September 1,  and Monday, September 7, the Academy welcomed its new resident students and returning resident students, respectively.  All resident students attending FA in-person were required to follow the school’s campus entry protocols that included a 14-day quarantine and COVID-19 test before participating in campus activities.  Additionally, the Academy conducted its annual freshman and new student orientation day to welcome the Class of 2024 along with newly enrolled sophomores, juniors, and seniors on Thursday, September 3.

"Amidst the turbulence and tensions of the day, Fryeburg Academy begins its 229th year,” said Head of School Erin Mayo. “ I am honored to have begun my eighth as your head of school and look forward to the return of noise and activity that signal education in motion. Together, we will balance our attention to health and safety with all that makes returning to school so compelling: learning, support, discovery, fellowship, teamwork, and conversation.”

Amidst the chatter and presence of students on FA’s campus, there was also a new feel to the typical start of the academic year.  Where once stood open lawns, now stand outdoor learning spaces; event tents and signage throughout the school’s campus remind community members to “socially distance and wear your mask”!  

“It’s a lot different than previous years,” said senior Grace Voorhis. “But I understand why we need to wear masks. I’m just glad to be back and see my friends again.”
That same sentiment is felt by many of the Academy’s faculty who are excited to return to their classrooms for the first time since last March. “This year, I’ll still be teaching some of my biology classes online while the majority will be in-person,”  says faculty member Amberley Zangari. “I think the key to this year is to stay flexible and innovative to meet the needs of our students. Everyone, including teachers, is getting used to our new hybrid model. We’re all learning together.”
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  • Seniors Named College Board National Recognition Scholars

    Five Fryeburg Academy seniors have been named College Board National Recognition Scholars,  scoring in the top 2.5% of  2019 PSAT/NMSQT test takers and identifying as one or more of the following: African American, Hispanic American, Latinx, Indigenous, or attending school in a rural area and/or come from a small town. These students are Kyleana Carbone, Ava Chadbourne, Kaia DeVries, Quang Nguyen, and Andrii Obertas. 

    Additionally, the College Board has recognized Kaia DeVries as a Commended Scholar for achieving a score that was among the highest 50,000 scores on tests taken. 1.7 million students nationally took the 2019 PSAT/NMSQT.
  • Engaging Maine High Schoolers in Cube Satellite Development

    Lanba, Asheesh. University of Southern Maine, October 9, 2020, "USM Voices: Engaging Maine high schoolers in Cube Satellite development."

    Despite trying times with the current pandemic, science must go on. On Saturday, Sept. 26th, the University of Southern Maine kicked off a series of workshops intended to engage Maine high school students in Cube Satellite development.
    CubeSats are small research satellites that are made up of multiples of 10 cm x 10 cm x 10 cm, that have ushered in a new era of space research, allowing high-schools and universities to participate in this one very niche field. The workshop had prestigious speakers that included an award-winning educator, engineers work at NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), a commercial CubeSat kit company and USM faculty.
  • FA's Opening Week

    The academic year at Fryeburg Academy is in full swing with in-person learning for over 450 day students and 60 resident students who hail from 16 different countries (China, Vietnam, Canada, Kenya, Ivory Coast, Spain, South Korea, Turkey, Rwanda, Ghana, Morocco, Ukraine, Cyprus, Japan/Russia, Nepal, and the United States).  Additionally, another 40 day students have opted to attend the Academy remotely, and 14 international students are participating in the Academy's newly launched remote learning program — World Classroom@FryeburgAcademy.
  • Fryeburg Academy's Fall Sports

    After a long-awaited green light from the Maine Principals' Association, FA student-athletes have finally been able to take to the fields to participate in their respective sports. 
  • Morgan Fusco '21 Named Triple-Impact Competitor Finalist

    Congratulations to Morgan Fusco '21 on being named a top 15 finalist for the Triple-Impact Competitor Scholarship program by Positive Coaching Alliance/New England (PCA/NE).

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