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

School Life and Advisory

Finding your way

School life at the Academy is organized around a class dean system. Students work closely with their class dean to navigate classes and school life.  International students also work closely with Tracy Weitz, Director of the Center for International Students.  Our school life team works hard to know every student well and helps set each individual on a path to success. 

Our dedicated ninth-grade dean helps students make the transition from eighth grade to high school. Starting in tenth grade, students remain with the same class dean for their final three years.  This model allows students to get to know their dean well so they have someone they can connect with regarding class changes, conflict resolution, and general counsel. 

In addition to a class dean, students are also assigned a faculty advisor. Advisory groups are comprised of ten students, all from the same grade. This group remains together for the student's time at the Academy. In our advisory program, students work with their advisor and fellow group members to set goals, perform community service, discuss progress, and any other items of interest in the group.  Advisory groups meet weekly, as well as sit together at the all-school meeting.

List of 4 members.

  • Photo of Joseph McMurdo-Minnich

    Joseph McMurdo-Minnich 

    Director of Studies
  • Photo of Tracy Weitz

    Tracy Weitz 

    ESOL Instructor
  • Photo of David Turner

    David Turner 

    Grade-Level Dean, Class of 2023 and 2024
  • Photo of David Kenney

    David Kenney 

    Dean of Student Life

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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.