Student Life

Build community first and from that comes academic excellence.  At the Academy we believe that what takes place ouside the classroom is just as critical as what happens within it.  Our student life program strives to make every student feel challenged, supported and connected.
Student Life

Dining at FA

Eat Well, Be Well.

The newly built Thomas D. Shaffner Hall is a stunning work of architecture that offers 10,000 square feet of space in the new LaCasce Dining Room with an expanded seating capacity of 342 (originally 180). Students have a wide variety of food to choose from, including a large, self-serve salad bar, sandwich station, brick-oven pizza station, and a variety of homemade desserts.
During the year, our kitchen staff prepares over 4,200 meals across 19 sittings per week. Many of the recipes used by our talented staff include fresh produce from the Academy's garden, such as lettuce, legumes, carrots, bell peppers, and more. Nearly 23% of all of our food products are bought locally, with 2% of our vegetables and fruits being sourced directly from local farms. Plans to expand our farm-to-table menu options are underway as we increase the size and operation of the Academy Farm. 

Reducing Waste & Recycling

Additionally, Fryeburg Academy has worked diligently in the past few years to decrease food waste and to create a robust recycling effort as part of its environmental sustainability initiative. By discontinuing the use of trays in the dining hall, the Academy has made a tremendous impact on the reduction of food waste. And, our recycling efforts have decreased overall waste by 11% over the past three years.

We look forward to continuing our efforts in these areas.

Self-Checkout Point-of-Purchase

The new dining hall offers convenient self-checkout scanners at the end of each food station to help expedite the purchase of food items and minimize wait times. Money accounts are self-managed online at to load student's FA ID cards with more funds. Quick and easy...students have more time to enjoy their meals with friends and less time waiting in line.

What's on the Menu?

    • Thomas D. Shaffner Hall Grand Opening

Meet our Kitchen Staff

List of 2 members.

  • Jonathan Anderson 

    Food Service Manager
  • Photo of Amy Thurston

    Amy Thurston 

    Food Services

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.