The Academy was founded by the people of Fryeburg who recognized that, “Good education is the greatest importance to Society.” We take a comprehensive approach and consider each applicant individually, helping to identify the best fit: matching passion with programs, classes, clubs, athletics, arts, community and more! When you find a school that is the best fit, you will grow and challenge yourself in new ways.  At Fryeburg Academy, come find your place in the world. 

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    • FA Moments 2023

You will often hear us say that Fryeburg Academy is some place special. That's because it is.

Community + Belonging

Students quickly build peer and faculty relationships that span cultures, genders, and ages. This feeling of community stretches beyond campus, into the village of Fryeburg and area towns where day students and school alumni live; many open their homes and families to boarding students during weekends and vacations. Day and boarding students share afternoon, evening, and weekend time on campus, socializing, utilizing academic resources, and attending athletic and other school events.


We focus on teaching the skills that lead to academic success: critical thinking, inquiry, and problem-solving. Because students are not ‘tracked,’ they are exposed to a variety of teaching and learning methods that demonstrate there is more than one way to think, process information, and express an idea. This is what we describe as diversity in learning. The result? Responsible, prepared, and driven graduates who go on to attend the best colleges…and succeed.


Where else can local Maine students experience the diversity of classmates who represent over 20 countries? Where else can international students experience an authentic American high school education? This cultural reciprocity has been the foundation of our school’s history...and it continues to be the strength of our community. In other words, our diversity is your opportunity.


Fryeburg is a classic New England village, nestled in the foothills of the White Mountains and home to Fryeburg Academy. Fryeburg offers a close-knit community with endless outdoor activities in every season. With over 800,000 acres of White Mountain National Forest, lakes, rivers, and four major ski resorts nearby—the opportunities to explore the region's magnificent natural surroundings are boundless. Fryeburg is also rich in culture and entertainment, thanks to thriving local resort towns like North Conway and the proximity of larger cities like Portland and Boston that are within an hour and 2.5-hour drive respectively.

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.