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.

Outdoor Learning Research Center

Experiential Learning at Fryeburg Academy

The Outdoor Learning and Research Center (OLRC) adds a broad variety of adventure-based, experiential learning programs to our already academically challenging and interdisciplinary curriculum. Students receive valuable education and hands-on experience in land stewardship and conservation, science and research, writing and communication, global citizenship, and year-round outdoor adventure.

The OLRC offers the following:
  • year-round,  interdisciplinary, outdoor-focused program that includes instruction in biology, environmental science, chemistry, English, digital media, social studies, and wellness.
  • OLRC Summer Term combines learning, the arts, physical challenge, and adventure from the trails of the White Mountains to the waters of the Gulf of Maine. Other summer learning opportunities may involve creative writing in the outdoors, nature photography, farming, and sustainable community gardening.
No matter where their interests lie, no matter their ability, all students will receive important lessons in land stewardship, science, and research, while acquiring an appreciation for and understanding of the natural world that only experience-based learning has been demonstrated to provide.

Mt. Washington OLRC Trip, by Thang Le from Fryeburg Academy Film Workshop on Vimeo.

Thang Le '15, a student in Fryeburg Academy's Film Workshop. Thang made this video documentary of an experiential learning field trip to the top of Mt. Washington in the White Mountains.

“Let us develop the resources of our land, call forth its powers, build up its institutions, promote all its great interests, and see whether we also, in our day and generation, may not perform something worthy to be remembered.”

- Daniel Webster, American statesman and Fryeburg Academy principal, 1803

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.