Phase Two Construction of Thomas D. Shaffner Hall Nears Completion
The second phase of Shaffner Hall's construction is well underway, with completion slated for October 31, 2020.
The second phase of Shaffner Hall's construction is well underway, with completion slated for October 31, 2020. The upper level will house three world language classrooms, three bathrooms, and four offices within the Theodore P. Blaich Post-Secondary Counseling Center. The lower level will house the T. Scott Gamwell Student Union, newly renovated and dedicated by Northway Bank in memory of Scott Gamwell, a former Fryeburg Academy trustee and parent. The SU will include a fireplace, game tables, stage, student kitchen, locker area, and faculty room.
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.
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.
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 is an independent boarding and day school, serving grades 9-12 and postgraduate. 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.