Our academic program is designed to help students develop the skills they need to be successful in a complex world.  From outstanding advanced courses in all subjects, to outstanding arts programs, to experiential offerings, our curriculum is diverse, dynamic and able to meet the needs of a wide range of students.

Center for International Students

Our Center for International Students is recognized as one of the best ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages), college guidance, and student support programs for international students in the country. With over 70 years of experience educating international students, Fryeburg Academy is uniquely qualified to offer an exceptional educational and cultural experience.

  • orientation and transition support 
  • four levels of ESOL programming
  • individualized course selection
  • on-site TOEFL and SAT prep; on-site testing
  • college counseling and placement
  • college writing course 

Sevis-Certified School

Fryeburg Academy is a Sevis-certified school. To learn more about studying in the United States, please visit

Education and Support

The Center for International Students (CIS) is more than an ESOL program. It is a place where international students receive support in every aspect of their Fryeburg Academy experience. By working with expert teachers and counselors, our international students achieve independence in their academic coursework and lives in America. 
All international students receive individualized attention with schedules, classroom concerns, grades and cultural issues. In addition, international students receive specialized college counseling.  Social/emotional counseling is also available to them.
The CIS includes the English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) department. The department offers four levels of English, Fundamentals of U.S. History, World History, Global Studies, Fundamentals of Science, Biology, College Writing, and TOEFL preparation. 

The director of the CIS also serves as a facilitator of international student affairs and a contact point for parents and consultants.

Courses Offered at the Center for International Students

Beginner ESOL Global Studies ESOL Biology
Intermediate ES US History ESOL Algebra II
Advanced ESOL World History
College Writing TOEFL Prep

Fryeburg Academy

745 Main Street
Fryeburg, ME 04037
p. (207) 935-2001      
f.  (207) 935-5013
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.