Head of School Welcome Message

Dear FA Community,
Following summer-long preparations for a safe return to campus and the 2020-21 school year, we are in the home stretch: freshmen and other new students arrive for orientation tomorrow, and their schoolmates join them next Tuesday for the first day of classes.
As I indicated in our August 11th family Zoom meeting and as detailed in Fryeburg Academy’s Campus Reopening Framework Plan, the crucial factor for a safe reopening is our community’s compliance with the safety guidelines and protocols outlined in Fryeburg Academy’s Community Compact. Without a full commitment from our families, students, faculty, and staff, our community’s risk of viral transmission will be elevated.  
Because of the importance of this shared responsibility, we ask that every faculty and staff member, student, and (one) parent/guardian carefully read and agree to these mitigation measures by e-signing  Fryeburg Academy’s Community Compact and submitting it before the opening of school on Tuesday, September 8th. You can find the link to FA’s Community Compact here.
Good-faith and attentive adherence to the Community Compact will protect us all. Because we cannot eliminate the possibility of infection, I do want to make you aware of the Academy’s planned response to a positive case among anyone studying or working on campus. Upon being notified of a campus community member testing positive for COVID-19, we will move to remote learning the next school day, during which time the school will work with the Maine CDC to assess the degree of exposure; you’ll be alerted to the information via text message and email. The remote learning period may be as short as that single day, or it may be longer, depending on the situation. Please be aware that while the school will assist the CDC in contact tracing and notification, we will not be permitted to communicate the identity of an infected individual.
Amidst the turbulence and tensions of the day, Fryeburg Academy begins its 229th year. I am honored to have begun my eighth as its head of school and look forward to the return of noise and activity that signal education in motion. Together, we will balance our attention to health and safety with all that makes returning to school so compelling: learning, support, discovery, fellowship, teamwork, and conversation (not to mention chef Alan Whitaker’s red pepper gouda soup!).
Thank you, and be well—
Erin P. Mayo
Head of School

List of 5 news stories.

  • Fryeburg Academy Maine Junior Classical League Fall Convention Results

    Fryeburg Academy finished 6th place at the Maine Junior Classical League on November 10, 2020. The 12 student delegates from the Academy participated via Zoom in the following categories: General Assemblies, Roll Call, Academic Testing, Scavenger Hunt, Trick Shot Contest, Spirit, Art and Photography, Certamen, and Latin Among Us (Apud Nos).

  • Fryeburg Academy Recognizes Outstanding Fall Student-Athletes

    Due to the pandemic, Fryeburg Academy’s Fall Sports Awards Night was held virtually on Wednesday, November 11. Student-athletes, however, were invited to receive their awards in-person.  Fryeburg Academy recognized the following student-athletes at the event:
  • Seniors Named College Board National Recognition Scholars

    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.
  • Engaging Maine High Schoolers in Cube Satellite Development

    Lanba, Asheesh. University of Southern Maine, October 9, 2020, "USM Voices: Engaging Maine high schoolers in Cube Satellite development."

    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.
  • FA's Opening Week

    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.

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