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.

May Term

Hands-On Learning

May Term at Fryeburg Academy is the hands-on, action-oriented interval with which the Academy concludes its school year for grades 9-11. For three weeks, students focus on project and performance-oriented study, community service, off-campus experiences, and travel. A recent May Term sampling includes classes in global investment, interior design, Mediterranean cooking, robotics, 3-D animation, and ballroom dancing.


A Period: 8:00 a.m. -  9:20 a.m.
B Period: 9:25 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. 
Lunch: 10:45 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
C Period: 11:50 a.m. - 1:10 p.m.
D Period: 1:15 p.m. - 2:35 p.m.

All classes meet every day.


  • Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors take May Term classes
  • Courses meet every day for one period unless otherwise noted
  • Courses are worth 0.25 credits per period unless otherwise noted
  • A few courses meet more than one period and are worth more credits
  • All students take a balanced schedule approved by their dean
  • All students must take one credit’s worth of May Term courses (full schedule)
  • There are no “Honors/AP” weighted courses during May Term
  • Courses have letter grades; they are not Pass/Fail. Courses and grades appear on transcripts and are included in GPA calculations
  • Students may not take a May Term course more than once
  • A credit recovery course will be offered in math. Students who failed either fall or spring semester, but had an average greater than 50%, can take these courses. If successful, they will recover the 0.5 credits they did not earn during the semester.
  • Certain courses in May Term are considered a prerequisite for the next school year’s courses. Please check with the instructor if there is a conflict in your schedule. 


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.