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, college guidance, and student support programs for international students in the country.  

We have been educating international students for more than 70 years.
on-site TOEFL and SAT prep
5 levels of ESOL programming
individualized course selection
college counseling and placement
orientation and transition support 
college-level writing course 

Sevis-Certified School

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

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 the Fryeburg Academy experience. Through working with expert teachers and counselors, our international students achieve greater independence in their academic coursework and lives in America. 
All international students receive individualized attention regarding their schedules, classroom concerns, grades, and cultural issues. In addition, international students receive specialized college and social/emotional counseling from a designated international school counselor. With over 70 years of experience educating international students, Fryeburg Academy is uniquely qualified to offer an exceptional educational and cultural experience. The director of the CIS serves as a facilitator of international student affairs and a contact point for parents and consultants.

The CIS includes the English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) department, which offers a wide variety of courses such as ESOL English, U.S. History, World History, Global Studies, Biology, Algebra, College Writing, and TOEFL preparation. In addition, the CIS provides students assistance in writing papers for all mainstream classes at FA. The CIS director, teachers, and school counselors work collaboratively to ensure the best experience for each student, addressing each student’s individual needs instead of fitting the students into a pre-packaged plan.

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.