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Foxcroft Academy
975 West Main Street
Dover-Foxcroft, Maine
04426, USA












Foxcroft Academy was established as a private secondary school on January 30, 1823, and it became the first school to be chartered after Maine became a state. 122 Town Academies have come and gone over the past 190 years, and FA is now one of only nine remaining in the state.



When you come to FA, you’re not just enrolling in a school–you’re joining a community. Students at FA believe in giving back. Varied experiences in community service teach and model giving to others and demonstrate the concept of community stewardship, ideas that are integral to the fulfillment of FA’s mission.



At FA, we take pride in our beautiful campus setting. Located on 125 acres, campus facilities blend classic with contemporary architecture and include four modern residence halls, five top-notch playing fields, four brand-new tennis courts, an outdoor basketball court, and a main academic complex.



FA is committed to preparing students to succeed in an increasingly tech-driven educational landscape and was the first high school in the state of Maine to provide an iPad to each and every student. Students passionate about digital arts can choose from a range of courses including filmmaking, photography, and applied media production.



At FA, we place great value on creative expression and help provide the necessary tools and resources for our students to explore their full creative potential. Whether your passion is for acting, music, fine arts, cooking, traveling, cheerleading, athletics, or the great outdoors, we will challenge you to defy boundaries and expand your skills. Academically, socially, and recreationally, opportunities to engage are endless.



Faculty excellence is the core of the FA experience, and the teaching does not stop when the day’s final bell rings. Our highly-supportive community of teachers, counselors, coaches, and dorm parents will help you reach your greatest potential.



FA provides a solid foundation for our students to achieve great things. Many of our graduates go on to attend the college or university of their choice, and our expansive alumni network comprises successful professionals in virtually every field imaginable.



FA’s challenging curriculum allows you to develop your known interests while exploring new horizons in a safe, supportive environment. Students enjoy an ever-expanding range of curricular offerings including AP courses, math and science, humanities, visual and performing arts, technical education, four world language tracks, and a vibrant ESL program.



Our caring and dedicated residential life staff promotes a culture of accountability, independence, and self-reliance, enabling boarding students to flourish within the confines of our beautiful campus setting.



FA’s commitment to excellence extends beyond the classroom to the finest playing fields in the region, where our 23 varsity athletic teams have combined to win 21 state titles–11 in the past decade.



Athletics provide a unique opportunity for molding character, and coaches at FA take pride in having their teams play the game the right way. Referees, fans, and opposing teams have taken notice, and it is no accident that FA has won four coveted Sportsmanship Awards in just the past two years.



At FA, the principle that knowledge is power extends beyond the classroom and onto the playing fields, where our dedicated coaches foster a tradition of hard work, respect, and accountability. The FA athletic program will challenge you to step out of your comfort zone, experience new things, and ultimately build a strong foundation for a rewarding life–personally and professionally.



The FA experience unlocks the unique potential of every student, transforming each one into an actively-engaged citizen with the skills to thrive in a rapidly-changing world. With at least 10 countries represented in our student body every year, we are proud to call ourselves a global community.



FA’s intimate learning environment creates a connectedness between students and faculty that promotes student success. Regardless of where you come from or what you study, FA provides a highly-supportive community of teachers, mentors, and peers within a safe and wholesome setting.



FA is situated in a picturesque region of Maine and enjoys four distinct seasons. Students enjoy easy access to natural treasures including Baxter State Park, Moosehead Lake, Mount Borestone, and Acadia National Park. From hiking and ice climbing to white water rafting and wilderness excursions, the FA experience is filled with activity and adventure.




While we have hundreds of videos (many of which are student-produced) on the Foxcroft Academy YouTube page, these eight are intended to provide a quick and efficient look at what life at FA is like.




Dear Friends,


For nearly two centuries, Foxcroft Academy has graduated students whose education is rooted in our founding principles: respect, integrity, and responsibility. FA continues to be guided by these principles today and is committed to transforming lives through education. I invite you to visit our campus to see this important work in action.


No matter who you are or where you are from, you will find a home at FA. You will belong to a vibrant global community. You will cultivate your current skills and discover new passions. You will learn with the best teachers and make the greatest friends of your life. You will be inspired. You will create. You will succeed.


As you look through this website, I ask you to envision your life at FA and imagine yourself contributing to a long-standing tradition of excellence. I know you have something great to offer our school, and I am equally confident that our amazing students and dedicated staff will help mold you into the person you strive to be.




Arnold Shorey

Head of School



Foxcroft Academy is an independent high school founded in 1823 on the principle that knowledge is power. Foxcroft Academy is committed to providing students from central Maine and beyond a rigorous college and career preparatory academic curriculum designed to produce informed and active global citizens. Foxcroft Academy will furnish all students with the underlying skills needed for post-secondary success while embracing its safe community and natural environment.


Foxcroft Academy was established as a private secondary school on January 30, 1823, and became the first school to be chartered after Maine became a state. The school was named for Colonel Joseph Ellery Foxcroft, who had purchased one of the five townships granted to Bowdoin College by the Massachusetts General Court in 1794. The name of the township was later changed to Foxcroft.


Foxcroft class of 1888

Upon receiving its charter, the legislature stipulated that the Academy must have in its possession funds of at least $1500. In 1823, the town’s appropriations for all municipal purposes amounted to a mere $1140, and neither the State nor its municipalities provided funds for secondary education. The funds, therefore, had to be generated through the philanthropic concerns of Trustees and local residents.




In the spring of 1823, while it was still located in the Dover schoolhouse, James S. Holmes taught the first term for the newly established Foxcroft Academy. During these early days, Foxcroft Academy was known as a “poor man’s college” because it brought to the pioneer families an opportunity for higher education. John Glover, in his History of Foxcroft (1964), records that the Academy in Foxcroft “figured much during the nineteenth century in the development of secondary education in the eastern region of the United States.”


The first Academy building, located on the lot adjacent to the Congregational Chapel, was finished enough in 1825 to enable the holding of classes, Charles P. Chandler being its first preceptor. By 1843, the Academy had 130 pupils, making for crowded conditions, and thought was given to erecting a new building.


In 1859, the first Academy building, being no longer adequate, was removed to the north end of Foxcroft Bridge, and in 1860, a much larger building was constructed. For the next three decades, an increasing number of students from Foxcroft and the outlying regions attended the Academy.


In 1903, the town of Dover discontinued its public high school and began paying tuition to Foxcroft Academy in order for their students to attend the Academy. This move increased student enrollment by one-third and made the enlargement of the building absolutely necessary. In 1904, through the generous gift of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Mayo in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Josiah Mayo, a new three-story structure was added to the front of the old school building. Upon its completion in June of 1905, it was noted as one of the best-equipped schools in the State of Maine.


By the beginning of the twentieth century, Foxcroft Academy was on the approved list of several colleges, including Brown University, Boston University, Bowdoin College, Dartmouth College, Smith College, University of Maine, Mount Holyoke College, Amherst College, Wesleyan University, Wellesley College, Colby College, and Bates College. In 1924, it was noted that Foxcroft Academy was “one of the few fitting schools in the State of Maine whose graduates are admitted to the New England Colleges on certificates without examination.”


By 1924, the Academy had grown to an enrollment of 210 students, and there was talk of the need for additional classroom space, a gymnasium, and an “auditorium built in theater style” to be used for “music classes, plays, rehearsals and class meetings.”


In 1941, with enrollment now reaching 250 students, Louis Oakes of the class of 1892 deeded to the Trustees of Foxcroft Academy the Oakes Farm on the Guilford Road in Foxcroft. The work on a new school was financed largely by Mr. Oakes and other members of his family, with contributions also coming from Trustees, local citizens, and alumni of the school. The building was opened for classes in February of 1952 and dedicated in August of that year.


A new gymnasium in 1960 was made possible by gifts from alumni, friends, and local business enterprises with a large gift being contributed by Lady Eunice Oakes. An industrial arts building was begun in 1973, as well as the remodeling of the main classroom building with additional library and classroom space and the creation of the business educational wing. Theses projects were completed and used for instruction at the beginning of the 1974 school year. After two years’ use of temporary space for classes, construction was begun in 1986 on a new six-classroom wing and music room, and in August 1988 this new wing was dedicated. This last project was financed by a loan for $1.2 million, due to be paid off in the year 2014.


Throughout the 1990s, the continued philanthropic support from Trustees, faculty, parents, alumni, and community members have provided for such needs as five networked computer labs, renovations to the library, and the Burton N. Packard Center for Forestry Management. On October 17, 1998, the Trustees publicly launched Securing the Tradition, a $2.25 million capital campaign to make important improvements in the facilities at Foxcroft Academy. These improvements were made necessary by an increasing student population, an aging building, and expanded student co-curricular and athletic participation.


Trustees contributed more than $420,000 of personal gifts to this effort while faculty, staff, and administration made gifts totaling more than $80,000. Dr. Frederick Hutchinson, President Emeritus of the University of Maine and alumnus of the class of 1948, served as chairman of the campaign. The campaign successfully concluded in 2001 having raised more than $2.4 million. This capital campaign effort expanded the kitchen and created a new dining hall, the Pride Manufacturing Student Center, the Philpot Multimedia Computer Lab, two new foreign language rooms, the Eberstein Art Center, and the Ames Consumer and Family Science Lab. It also provided new windows to the main academic building, expanded and upgraded the locker room facilities, and built a new 400-meter, 8-lane competition track.


In the near future, the Trustees are looking to increase the endowment from its current $3.8 million to $12-15 million in order to protect the future of Foxcroft Academy.


A long list of illustrious names testifies to the success Foxcroft Academy graduates have achieved in various fields. There have been numerous graduates of the Academy who have achieved distinction in the fields of law and medicine. One such graduate was Dr. Mary Chandler Lowell of the class of 1881, who was the first woman in the world to have earned the degree of Doctor of Medicine, Bachelor of Law, and Doctor of Jurisprudence. Others from Foxcroft Academy have distinguished themselves as missionaries, members of Congress, poets, a college president, teachers, college professors, a newspaper editor, an ambassador, and executives of major corporations.


194 years since its founding, Foxcroft Academy exists as one of only nine remaining (from an original 122) private academies that serve the public trust as part of its mission. Today Foxcroft Academy is proud to have an enrollment of more than 450 day and boarding students from 16 Maine communities and over 20 different nations. Students at Foxcroft Academy can choose from more than 150 different course offerings, including college prep, AP, IB, and more. This extensive curriculum represents the core liberal arts requirements, college preparatory courses, advanced placement courses, vocational/technical courses, and a newly-added alternative education program.






Foxcroft Academy enjoys a strong partnership with the surrounding community and requires all students to perform a minimum number of hours of community service each year, totaling 36 hours by graduation–though many students go beyond this minimum. A community service requirement provides valuable experience and is integral to the fulfillment of FA’s mission for its students. Different experiences in service teach a lesson in giving to others and demonstrate the concept of community stewardship.


Read about Foxcroft Academy’s strong partnership with the surrounding community.


If you want to get involved but don’t know where to start,  learn about Foxcroft Academy’s Key Club, a club dedicated to public service.



Located on 125 acres, the Foxcroft Academy campus blends classic with contemporary architecture and includes four modern residence halls, five top-notch playing fields, four brand-new tennis courts, an outdoor basketball court, a main academic complex, and even more to come!





Students at FA take great pride in their campus and in 2014 they sought to tell its story through photography. Here is their work:






We added a second on-campus, state-of-the-art dormitory in the spring of 2012. Watch a time lapse of The Lodge being constructed in less than four months!




Have a look around The Lodge with chief architect Jason Merriam:



Employment at Foxcroft Academy is for those who seek challenge, commitment, and a sense of community. Because we are an independent day and boarding school, much is required of both faculty and staff. In return, the school strives to provide competitive salaries, benefits, and opportunities for growth.


Foxcroft Academy seeks to attract, retain, and support a diverse and talented workforce committed to independent education and invites applications for the positions posted below.


Applications for faculty positions are accepted all year. In response to projected retirements, applicants may be interviewed as early as the fall. However, the vast majority of open teaching and administrative positions become known in February and March of each year. Hence the optimum time to submit applications is December and January. Applicants should email an introductory letter of interest along with a resume to Pam Weatherbee at


Applicants should also fill out an Employment Application and Background Check and mail them to the following address:


Foxcroft Academy

c/o Pam Weatherbee

975 W. Main St.

Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426


In addition to teaching or administrative responsibilities, all positions involve other responsibilities that are typically part of an independent school with a boarding population and may include one or more of the following: dormitory residence or association, coaching assignments, dining hall duties, committee work, and other routine duties. Given the nature of a boarding school, there is an assumption that faculty members may be called upon to fulfill these duties on evenings and weekends.


There are no current openings at Foxcroft Academy


Foxcroft Academy is an EOE


Foxcroft Academy is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate, or tolerate discrimination, against any employee or applicant in any manner prohibited by law.






Here are the Foxcroft Academy daily announcements


Coming from the south:


Take I-95 north out of Boston, MA and into Maine. Take Exit 157 off I-95 and follow Route 7/11 north toward the towns of Corrina and Dexter. Stay on Route 7 through Corrina and Dexter and heading toward Dover- Foxcroft. Route 7 will bring you into Dover-Foxcroft and a traffic light, turn left at the light and onto West Main Street. Go straight through the next traffic light staying on West Main Street. Foxcroft Academy is one mile on your right. You may park out in front of the school and enter through the center doors. The main office is immediately to your left as you enter the doors. We are about 4 hours from Logan Airport in Boston.


Coming from the north:


Take I-95 to your exit for Route 15 and Broadway.  Head north on Route 15 which will bring you into Dover-Foxcroft and onto East Main Street. The distance from I-95 to Dover-Foxcroft is about 35 miles. Once in Dover-Foxcroft go straight through both traffic lights staying on West Main Street. After going through the second traffic light Foxcroft Academy will be one mile on your right hand side. You may park out in front of the school and enter through the center doors. The main office is immediately to your left as you enter the doors.


Google Map



Each school year, we mail quite a few letters and other documents related to academic topics that impact large groups of students. Many of these documents have been digitized and archived below.


2020-2021 School Year (Updated 3/5/2021)


School Calendar 20-21 Final


Enrollment Agreement 20-21


PowerSchool Information 20-21

Student Handbook Agreement Form- 2020-21

Fall Sports Parent Letter 2020

Co-Curricular Eligibility Policy 20-21

Rowell’s Garage Letter 20-21

Bus Form 20-21

Health Center Mailing 2020

Immunization policy FA 2020

iPad Parent Permission Form 20-21

My School Bucks 20-21

Free and Reduced Lunch Application Forms 2020

Recommended Supplies 2020-2021

2020 Flu Shot Information

Newsletter October 2020

School Profile (20-21)

Newsletter November 2020

Community Resources Available to Students/Parents in Region

Newsletter December 2020

Newsletter January 2021

Newsletter March 2021



FA is now using Twitter to send out quick updates about various areas of the school. Click on the links below to check out the Twitter feeds of some of FA’s leaders.


 The official Foxcroft Academy Twitter feed.


 Head of School Arnold Shorey


 Jon Pratt (Academics)


 Tim Smith (Athletics)


 Cathy Hall (Alumni)






Note: If you would like to give, but don’t want to give online, please send your gift in the mail to:

Foxcroft Academy, 975 West Main Street, Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426 Attn: Cathy Hall

Foxcroft Academy has relied upon the generosity of others since its inception. The Academy was established as a private secondary school on January 30, 1823, and it became the first school to be chartered after Maine became a state. Upon receiving its charter, the legislature stipulated that the Academy must have at least $1500 in its possession. In 1823, the town’s appropriations for all municipal purposes amounted to a mere $1140, and neither the state nor its municipalities provided funds for secondary education. Philanthropic residents and Trustees stepped up and provided the necessary funds, and the rest is history.


Foxcroft Fund Logo194 years later, Foxcroft Academy still relies upon the generosity of alumni, parents, and community members to fulfill its mission of developing responsible and informed citizens, critical thinkers, and collaborative leaders. Every dollar contributed to Foxcroft Academy’s Foxcroft Fund will directly aid the Academy in the pursuit of this mission. At Foxcroft Academy, we are charged with preparing students for college, preparing them for the ever-changing 21st-century job market, and preparing them to become active, informed citizens. As distinguished educator Karl Fisch has noted: “We are currently preparing students for jobs that don’t yet exist, using technologies that haven’t been invented, to solve problems we don’t even know are problems yet.” Work of this magnitude requires significant and ongoing support.


When you choose to contribute to the Foxcroft Fund, you may designate your donation to underwrite the area of Foxcroft Academy that is most important to you. Simply enter the name of one of the nine areas listed below:


General Annual Fund



Professional Development




Visual Arts





Foxcroft Academy’s purpose is the same today as it was when the school opened in 1823: to prepare all students for “the great duties of life”. Much has changed in FA’s history, and as we enter the 21st century, we recognize that the vast majority of our students will require education beyond their time in high school in order to find success later in life. To that end, the Academy’s goal is to provide all students with the academic knowledge and skills necessary for success in post-secondary education. While some students may choose not to continue their education, our commitment is to maintain an academic program that makes college an option for every graduate of Foxcroft Academy. Our standards-based curriculum and grading system (explained in detail below) was developed in the late 1990s and implemented for the Class of 2004, and enhances our ability to achieve our long-standing goal of preparing students for life-long learning and success.



Within modern curriculum design, a standard is an important concept or skill that students are expected to learn within a particular course or subject area. By identifying a standardized set of concepts and skills within courses, the educational experience becomes more consistent, and teachers can provide more detailed diagnostic feedback on student learning. Although it is true to some degree that schools and teachers have always had standards, they may not have always articulated them clearly or implemented them consistently from classroom to classroom. Foxcroft Academy, like many other schools around the state, nation, and world, uses standards to accomplish several goals:


To identify what students must learn in each course;

To provide detailed diagnostic feedback on student learning;

To coordinate consistent and effective implementation of the curriculum.

Each course at Foxcroft Academy includes between three and five subject-area standards. Each course also includes one standard called Academic Initiative that represents the student’s attendance, class participation, homework, and timely completion of extended assignments. All standards are graded and appear on the report card.



The modern approach to grading – the process of measuring and reporting what students demonstrate that they know and are able to do – provides clear descriptions of expected outcomes and the grade that will be earned for different performance levels. These descriptions relating the quality of student work to a grade are known as rubrics. Rubric documents are a critical component of standards-based assessment, and provide students with detailed information on what the teacher expects students to be able to do in order to earn a particular grade. Rubrics help students to reach proficiency, and also help teachers to provide consistent and detailed feedback for assessments relative to the standard(s). Rubrics also delineate performance expectations by standard, helping to ensure that students develop and demonstrate proficiency in all standards, and preventing strength in one standard from masking weakness in another.


Foxcroft Academy expects that students will demonstrate, at minimum, a basic understanding of every standard (graded C or better). When the quality of student work does not meet expectations, the work is graded as “Unmet” (U). Individual standards are, by definition, critical pieces of knowledge and skill, so students do not receive course credit if the majority of work within any individual standard is unmet (not graded C or better). Students must meet performance expectations for all standards, including Academic Initiative, in all courses, whether mandatory or elective.



Foxcroft Academy recognizes that different students have different academic interests and skills. Mandatory courses, as well as some elective courses, are offered at various levels of study ranging from Graduation to Advanced Placement. Students may choose different levels of study for different courses depending upon their interests and skills. Our academic program also provides support for students who, for one reason or another, find it difficult to demonstrate proficiency within a course. Academic support structures include opportunities for replacement assessments, scheduled study halls, the daily conference period, academic support periods, standards completion opportunities, and make-up courses.


For a complete list of courses and diploma requirements, please access our Course Guide.


Foxcroft Academy offers a challenging and diverse curriculum, including more than 150 courses, many Honors sections, 10 Advanced Placement courses, and as of last year, IB courses are now offered in-house. Our partnerships with online schools further diversify our offerings across all subject areas and levels of study, ensuring student access to courses of interest that meet their needs (including the full array of College Board approved AP offerings). The Academy’s curriculum fosters the development of clear and effective communication, creative and practical problem solving, self-directed and life-long learning, responsible and involved citizenship, and integrative and informed thinking.


Foxcroft Academy’s proficiency-based curriculum is implemented through best practices in teaching and assessment, influenced by state, national, and global-level subject-area professional organizations, and supported by resources such as our 1:1 iPad program. Foxcroft Academy graduates have a strong preparation for post-secondary success, based in four years of increasingly difficult work in the English Language Arts, a Social Studies program that requires significant depth and breadth of study, and Math and Science programs that focus on inquiry and application while offering significant opportunities for advanced study. Our world language program includes French, Latin and Spanish. In addition to traditional offerings, students may take courses in the performing arts including music and theater, visual arts including ceramics and digital photography, and technical education including woodworking and welding. Foxcroft Academy even offers a supportive ESL program for non-native English speakers.


For a complete list of courses, descriptions, pre-requisites, and diploma requirements, download our Foxcroft Academy Course Guide 2020-2021




In November of 2014, we were pleased to announce that Foxcroft Academy, which implemented a 1-to-1 iPad Initiative in the fall of 2011, has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished School (ADS) for 2014–2016.  We are just as pleased to announce that our ADS recognition has been extended through the 2018 school year!


The Apple Distinguished School designation is reserved for programs that meet criteria for innovation, leadership, and educational excellence while also demonstrating a clear vision of exemplary learning environments. (Click here to see the iBook we submitted to Apple to apply for ADS recognition.)


“The selection of Foxcroft Academy as an Apple Distinguished School highlights our success as an innovative and compelling learning environment that engages students and provides tangible evidence of academic accomplishment,” said Head of School Arnold Shorey, who started at FA in the fall of 2010 and implemented the iPad Initiative in his second year. “This recognition represents the FA community working, learning, planning, and solving problems together–the Board of Trustees supporting the technology; the faculty having the courage to try new things; the students teaching adults how to use new tools; the ongoing support from parents and alumni; the Information Technology department constructing a solid infrastructure; and the administration modeling and facilitating a new style of learning.”


Through innovative practices and experiences, our students are empowered to direct the path of their learning as they collaborate with a faculty excited to work with individuals or small groups for independent study or enrichment. Students develop a sense of self through knowledge, choice, and ownership of personalized and self-directed learning experience while the faculty, eager to lead by example, employs digital means of communication and collaboration, providing students access to materials through class websites and course learning management systems such as Edmodo or iTunes U. Our teachers also believe strongly in sharing their work with learners the world over, having created and published courses on iTunesU that as of November 2016 amassed more than 2.4 million views, 400,000 subscriptions, and 800,000 downloads.


The vibrant art scene at FA has exploded in recent years, and the Academy is proud to now offer 25 Visual and Performing Arts courses: Art I, Ceramics, Sculptural Welding, Studio Art, AP Studio Art, Digital Photography, Yearbook Production, Filmmaking, Applied Media Production, Intro to Theater, Acting in a One-Act Play, Acting in a Musical, Band, Chorus, Intro to Guitar, Guitar II, Rock Band, Intro to Piano, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Improvisation, Jazz Improvisation II, Woodwind Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Orchestra/Chamber Ensemble, and Select Choir.


Check out the FA Course Guide 2018-19 to read detailed descriptions of all these course offerings, and click on the buttons below to see some great examples of student work and learn more about Visual Arts, Theater, Filmmaking, and Music at FA.


Foxcroft Academy began using PowerSchool for the 2011-2012 academic year, primarily because we believe strongly that parents and students deserve to be well-informed about academic progress. PowerSchool is the fastest-growing, most widely used a web-based student information system, supporting 10 million students in all 50 states and more than 65 countries. PowerSchool enables Foxcroft Academy’s educators to make timely decisions that impact student performance while creating a collaborative environment for parents, teachers, and students to work together in preparing 21st-century learners for the future.



You can access your schedule and your graduation progress report via PowerSchool. The URL for PowerSchool is Returning students, you can log in using your FA username and password. New students, your username and password (along with instructions for parent access) were mailed to you over the summer. If you don’t have access to PowerSchool, please call 564-8351 and ask for the Registrar.



One of PowerSchool’s many features is its “web portal”. With internet access and a modern web browser, you and your student(s) can connect to our system to get assignment and attendance information. Instructions to set up your account and access PowerSchool were mailed to you in early August. If you are having trouble accessing your account, please call Assistant Head of School for Academics Jon Pratt at 207-564-8351 (ext. 1517) or email him at


When you sign in to the web portal, you’ll see a list of your student’s courses. You’ll notice that a grade is presented for that course (more on that in a moment) and that clicking on the grade will link to a list of assignments and the grade for those assignments. Teachers will update their grade books weekly, providing new information by 3 pm each Thursday for the duration of the course.


Our goal in opening the web portal is for you to be able to stay current with attendance and with how your student is doing on individual assignments. The overall course grade displayed by the PowerSchool portal during the weeks between progress reports and report cards may not be accurate because it does not reflect the standards-based analysis that our teachers perform as required by our grading system. With that said, if your student has a consistent pattern of As and Bs, or Ds and Fs, the course grade is most likely to be an A or a B, or a D or an F. Keep in mind, though, that the core purpose of the web portal is to communicate about assignments and attendance and not for parents to manage the process, timeliness, or results of teacher grading.


We hope you and your student(s) will take advantage of the PowerSchool web portal. It provides a shared and up-to-date knowledge base on student performance–and as we say here at FA: “Knowledge is power.” Let’s use that power together to improve student academic performance!




In the fall of 2012, we asked alumni, community members, parents, and faculty (past and present) to nominate former FA students who demonstrated “success at Foxcroft Academy through academics and/or visual and performing arts, leading to notable accomplishments in a chosen career path.” The selection committee then drew from a large pool of candidates generated by these nominations, eventually selecting eight outstanding members for the inaugural class of the Foxcroft Academy Academic Hall of Fame. (Note: Students must have graduated at least five years ago to be eligible.)


The first induction ceremony was held on May 19, 2012, in the FA gymnasium. Because we aspire to connect great students of the present with those of the past, the ceremony was held in conjunction with the presentation of the Rose Awards to the Class of 2012’s outstanding scholars. This tradition was continued with the future classes and is still upheld to this day.




CLASS OF 2012:

Dave Mallett ’69


Laurie Gagnon Lachance ’79


Dean Smith ’86


Chad Poland ’91


Stephen Witmer ’94


Andrew Witmer ’94


Heidi Ryder Bray ’94


Stacy Stitham ’98


CLASS OF 2013:

Rebecca Maynard ’67


Mark Stitham ’68


Troy Hartley ’82


Lynne Coy-Ogan ’83


Jennifer Hartley ’86


Eric Brown ’89


Tracy Michaud Stutzman ’92


Thomas Allen ’94


CLASS OF 2014:

Robert Thomas ’56


Peter Van Aken ’59


Louis Campbell ’64


Linda Gammon ’71


Jessica Byam Klein ’80


Kirsten White ’95


Hillary Steinke Caruso ’96


Matthew Rolleston ’02


CLASS OF 2015:

Frederick Hutchinson ’48


Jane Barker ’53


Wendy Love ’75


Jon Arnold ’98


Matthew Ruby ’01


Harita Reddy ’04


CLASS OF 2016:

Marjorie Devine ’5226882010406_b603b7d8a9_k


Susan Stitham ’61


Gerald Brann ’86


Kipp Larson ’89


Lance Walker ’90


Jennifer Michaud-Finch ’94


CLASS OF 2017:



Myron “Mike” Dean ’47


Nina Tumosa ’69


Jane Hayes Stitham ’73


Daniel Joyce ’77


Albert “Butch” Kinney ’83


Jacob Brooks ’99


CLASS OF 2018:

Nancy Buck Sidell ’64


Frederick Campbell ’65


William Babash ’82


Joshua Iannetta ’96


Heather Steinke Evans ’98



Jenifer Ambler ’79


Kelly Larson-Brunner ’91


Radford Tam ’95


Dwight “Tom” Campbell ’97


Dana Frasz ’01


Patrick Lizotte ’02



School counselors at Foxcroft Academy work with a wide range of students every day of the week.  While interacting with and learning more about their students, each counselor can tailor an approach that helps advance individual students to their next level of success.  Here are the questions that counselors have in mind when assisting students: What are their strengths?  Who are they as individuals?  What are their post-secondary plans?  


Each student at Foxcroft Academy has a dedicated school counselor. They help pave the pathway to success, understanding that the student is in control of their academic journey.  As incoming ninth-grade students, counselors help guide students through a significant transition year in their young lives.  As sophomores, counselors start to zero in on skills, abilities, and career understanding.  That sets up students for college and post-secondary planning during their final two years of high school.


In addition to academic work, your school counselor can be a trusted voice and a lending ear.  If you are having trouble in an educational setting, with a peer group, on the bus, at home, or wherever, your counselor can help you with coping mechanisms and other resources to make your situation better.  Our counselors know their students, and they want what is best for you.  You are never alone on your journey at Foxcroft Academy.



Day students with last names beginning with A – La are assigned to Kandi Martin (


Day students with last names beginning with Lb – Z are assigned to Laura Mallett



Boarding students can contact the Counseling Services Office Manager, Jennifer Dunton, ( to be connected with their assigned counselor.


Students may seek assistance from Jennifer Dunton (




First-year students are primarily guided through adapting to the changes from middle school to high school. Students meet with their advisors on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the year. They are also required to take a one-semester course, Intro to Jobs for Maine Graduates, which introduces all students to the decisions they will be making as they progress through high school. This course includes researching careers that match their interests, the paths to those careers, and personal finance.


For students interested in the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) program, there is a seminar they can take to learn more about it. With assistance from counselors, the advisors assist the 9th-grade students with identifying the appropriate courses to achieve their postsecondary goals.  First-year students also take the PSAT to become familiar with the testing process.



As students transition into 10th grade, advisory meetings and counselor assistance are the students’ aptitude, interests, and post-secondary objectives. This is when students begin to focus on their transcripts and what they need. The sophomores also take the PSAT, increasing familiarity with the test. In the spring, sophomores meet with their counselor to begin discussion of post-secondary plans. Students with a continued desire to enter the IB program in grade 11 take an additional seminar. The advisors, with assistance from counselors and teacher recommendations, assist the 10th graders with choosing courses, making sure they meet graduation requirements and courses that line up with their post-secondary goals.



11th grade is critical in the progression from high school to post-secondary success. This is when students have their Junior Conference with their counselors and are encouraged to form a list of potential schools that align with their goals. Juniors retake the PSAT in the fall, which places students in the running for merit related scholarships, and the scores are sent to post-secondary institutions. They have the opportunity to take an after school SAT Prep Course with FA faculty. The SAT is offered once in school, at no cost to the students, in the spring.


The advisors, with assistance from counselors and teacher recommendations, assist the 11th graders with choosing courses, making sure they are meeting graduation requirements and courses that line up with their post-secondary goals.



The final stretch, senior year, is when counselors assist students with the full application process, giving students to-do lists during their monthly Senior Conferences. Students narrow their lists of potential post-secondary institutions, work on essays, and receive help with scholarship searches and applications. Students who wish to have additional assistance and editing of their essays get help from the Student Writing Center and FA Librarians.



Students from the Classes of 2015-2019 received acceptance letters from 77 schools ranked in the top 100 of the U.S. News and World Report’s rankings, including Northwestern University, Cornell University, Smith College, Georgetown University, Bucknell University, Emory University, University of California at Berkeley, MIT, USC, UCLA, University of Virginia, UNC – Chapel Hill, Wake Forest, Bates College, Bowdoin College, Colby College, Boston College, and Boston University. Click here for a full list.



College Search: Visit, click on “Students,” and create a free account. Make sure you remember the username and password you create because you will be using this same account throughout your high school career to do college searches, register for the SAT, and even send your SAT scores to colleges.  Having more than one College Board account is problematic!!!


College Entrance Exams: Many colleges and universities require standardized test scores as part of the application process.  Additional information about the SAT, SAT Subject Tests, ACT, and TOEFL is available. Contact Mrs. Dunton for more information about registering for the TOEFL Exams administered at Foxcroft Academy.


You may access test prep for the PSAT, ACT, SAT, SAT Subject Tests, and ASVAB through the Testing Center portal in the Foxcroft Academy library database. Type in “ponies” for the password, click on “College Prep Tools,” and select the test you’d like to prepare for. For the Military ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery), click on “Career Tools” and choose Military ASVAB.


College Applications: The Common Application is used by 500 colleges and universities across the United States.  You can complete one Common Application and submit it to up to 20 schools.  Please speak with your guidance counselor about supplements and teacher recommendations.


College Fairs & Admissions Representatives:  In the fall, Foxcroft Academy hosts a college fair with dozens of colleges and universities represented.  Throughout the year, admissions representatives from schools around the country visit FA to conduct interviews and informational sessions.  In addition to meeting representatives at Foxcroft Academy, there are opportunities for you to visit schools in Maine, Boston, and New York City.




Scholarships & Financial Aid:  Learn about the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and/or create a CSS profile.  Complete an extensive profile at either or, and scholarship information will be emailed to you regularly! (There is no need to complete profiles on both–just choose one.) Also, be on the lookout as several in-house scholarship opportunities become available in the spring.



Current students may request a transcript by completing a Transcript Request Form. Completed forms must be returned to the student’s assigned counselor.


Students must complete a Student Data Sheet to request a letter of recommendation from a counselor.


Students must complete 36 hours of community service to fulfill the community service graduation requirement. Fill out a Community Service Form to submit hours.



Visit the NCAA Eligibility Center for Prospective Athletes to learn about eligibility requirements for Division I and II athletes. (Division III athletes don’t need to go through the NCAA Clearinghouse.)



Upward Bound is a program based out of the University of Maine. The Upward Bound program provides academic support to FA students during the school year and an intense six-week educational experience during the summer. Some of the services provided by this program include, but are not limited to, fee waivers on major exams like the SAT, free tutoring during high school, assistance in the college applications process, and information on post-secondary educational opportunities. Students interested in this program will need to complete the application and interview process. Visit the Counseling Services office for more information.




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Information technology infrastructure at Foxcroft Academy supports innovation in teaching and learning. WiFi is available throughout all academic buildings and dormitories, and multiple access points provide seamless integration as students move across the campus. The WiFi network supports wireless speeds up to 195 Mbps and is supported by a 200 Mbps upstream fiber connection. The network is cloud managed and continually updated to address the changing needs of technology in the classroom.


Since the introduction of 1-to-1 iPads, the IT team has built an infrastructure designed to support increased use of apps, a migration from paper textbooks to electronic iBooks, and improvements in the distribution of content to students.



The Muriel Philpot Watson Library has the challenge of meeting the needs of students from widely varied backgrounds. The mission of the library collection is to provide students with access to a variety of media and enrichment material that is consistent with curricular needs.


Head Librarian Tina Taggart supports the mission of the school by not only teaching the use of the library, but also by providing an atmosphere consisting of respect, learning, and growth. Using the library is presented as a lifelong skill. The library offers personalized service to meet the needs of the students.


Through the Maine State Library Database, the library can offer onsite and remote access to encyclopedias, magazine and newspaper full-text articles, author biographies, literary criticism, and more. For additional useful reference tools by subject area, search our own Watson Library Database.


The school archives collection is also housed in the library and may be accessed with an appointment. (Contact Mrs. Taggart to set up a time.) The library also displays the artwork of students, alumni, and friends of the Academy.


Foxcroft Academy Library Graduation Requirement


Books not accepted for Graduation Reading (Updated 1/4/2021)


Example of reading report


Sophomore Reading Requirement


We are happy to send official Foxcroft Academy transcripts to former students or to universities/employers on their behalf, but we must first have a signed release form. If you would like us to release an official copy of your transcript, please click Transcript Release Form.





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Mission: Foxcroft Academy is an independent high school founded in 1823 on the principle that knowledge is power. Foxcroft Academy is committed to providing students from central Maine and beyond a rigorous college and career preparatory academic curriculum designed to produce informed and active global citizens. Foxcroft Academy will furnish all students with the underlying skills needed for post-secondary success while embracing its safe community and natural environment.


Vision: Foxcroft Academy fosters relationships that support student excellence through rigorous and relevant experiences that build a global perspective and inspire lifelong learning.


Student enrollment: 462 students (360 day, 102 boarding)


Nations represented: 20+


Student-Faculty ratio: 13:1


Boarding student-Dorm parent ratio: 4:1


Total courses offered: 150+


AP courses offered: 21


Biology, Calculus AB, Chemistry, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, English Literature, Physics B, Statistics, Studio Art, US History are offered in-house, and 11 additional AP courses can be taken through online partnerships.


IB courses offered: 9


HL Biology A, HL English A, HL History A, Music SL, SL Environmental Science, SL French A, SL Mathematics A, SL Spanish A, IB Theory of Knowledge A.


Honors Level courses offered: 24


Varsity sports teams: 23


Football, Field hockey, Soccer (boys and girls), Cross Country (boys and girls), Golf (boys and girls), Indoor Track (boys and girls), Wrestling, Basketball (boys and girls), Swimming (boys and girls), Alpine Skiing, Baseball, Softball, Outdoor Track and Field (boys and girls), Tennis (boys and girls), Cheerleading


State championships: 23


Clubs offered: 32


Some examples: Art Club, Asian Culture Club, Cooking Club, Dance Club, Environmental Club, Jazz Band, Key Club, Math Team, Outdoors Club, Photojournalism Club, Latin Club, and Student Tech Team


Schools that have accepted recent graduates: Northwestern University, Smith College, Colby College, Emory University, Georgetown University, University of California – Berkeley, Bowdoin College, Carnegie Mellon, UCLA, USC, University of Virginia, Wake Forest University, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, Boston College, College of the Holy Cross, Bucknell University, College of William and Mary, Brandeis University, Emerson College, University of Rochester, Georgia Institute of Technology, Case Western Reserve, Lehigh University, California Institute of Art, New York School of Interior Design, Parsons The New School For Design, San Francisco Art Institute, Savannah College of Art and Design, School of the Visual Arts, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago


Summer Programs: Each summer FA offers a two-week International Preparation Program (compulsory for new students) and a three-week Summer Enrichment Program (optional).


Accreditation: Foxcroft Academy is accredited by the New England Association of Secondary Schools and Colleges and is approved by the Department of Education and Cultural Services of the State of Maine. FA holds membership in the College Board, The Independent Schools Association of Northern New England, and the Maine Association of Independent Schools.


Financial aid: FA’s tuition rate is one of the most competitive in the region. We do provide some limited, need-based financial aid. February 1st is the deadline for all financial aid paperwork.


Since 2012, Foxcroft Academy students have been accepted to the following schools ranked in the top 100 for the 2015 U.S. News and World Report’s National University rankings or Liberal Arts College rankings:


college acceptances (web)Massachusetts Institute of Tech (MIT) #3 Northwestern University  #13

Colby College  #15

Cornell University  #15

Bates  #19

Smith College  #19

University of California – Berkeley  #20

Emory University  #21

Georgetown University  #21

University of California – Los Angeles  #23

University of Virginia  #23

Carnegie Mellon  #25

University of Southern California  #25

Wake Forest University  #27

University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill  #30

Boston College  #31

Bucknell University  #32

New York University #32

College of William and Mary  #33

University of Rochester  #33

College of the Holy Cross  #34

Brandeis University  #35

Georgia Institute of Technology  #35

Lafayette College  #35

University of California – San Diego  #37

Dickinson College  #37

Case Western Reserve  #38

University of California – Davis  #38

Lehigh University  #40

University of California – Santa Barbara  #40

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute  #42

University of California – Irvine  #42

University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign  #42

Boston University  #42

Northeastern University  #42

University of Wisconsin – Madison  #47

University of Miami  #48

Pennsylvania State University  #48

University of Washington – Seattle  #48

DePauw University  #51

University of Texas – Austin  #53

Pepperdine University  #54

Ohio State University  #54

Fordham University  #58

Syracuse University  #58

University of Connecticut  #58

Hobart and William Smith Colleges  #61

University of Pittsburgh  #62

University of Maryland – College Park  #62

University of Georgia  #62

Purdue University  #62

Kalamazoo College  #64

Worcester Polytechnic Institute  #68

Wheaton College  #69

The College of Wooster  #69

Rutgers University  #70

University of Minnesota – Twin Cities  #71

University of Iowa  #71

American University  #71

Indiana University – Bloomington  #76

Miami University – Ohio  #76

Clark University  #76

University of Massachusetts – Amherst  #76

Allegheny College  #81

Michigan State University  #85

University of California – Santa Cruz  #85

University of Vermont  #85

SUNY – Binghamton  #88

University of Denver  #88

University of Colorado – Boulder  #88

Colorado School of Mines  #88

University of Alabama  #88

Stony Brook University  #88

Bennington University #89

Drexel University  #95

College of the Atlantic  #99

St. Michael’s College  #99

University of New Hampshire  #99


Other schools of note:


college acceptances4 (web)University of Arizona


Arizona State University


Babson College


Bryn Mawr College


California Institute of Art


Depaul University


Hampshire College


Iowa State University


Keene State College


La Salle University


Maine Maritime Academy


Merrimack College


New York School of Interior Design


North Carolina State


Oregon State University


Parsons The New School For Design


Pratt Institute


San Francisco Art Institute


Savannah College of Art and Design


School of the Visual Arts


Emerson College


Stonehill College


Suffolk University


Temple University


The School of the Art Institute of Chicago


University of California – Riverside


University of Cincinnati


University of Kentucky


University of Louisville


University of Maine


University of Rhode Island


University of San Francisco


University of Southern Maine


University of Tennessee


University of Oregon


Villanova University


Westminster College


Here is a list of colleges/universities that Foxcroft Academy students have been accepted to in past years: Colleges 2015-2017.





Foxcroft Academy Course Guide 2019-2020


Refund Plan Policy


Financial Affidavit





the lodge (for web)Foxcroft Academy is committed to finding the best students from the US and around the world. As an IB World School,  Foxcroft Academy is committed to a challenging, life-changing curriculum to prepare you for post-secondary success. We have many options to meet your educational desires, whether it is as a private day student, or a boarding student in our state-of-the-art residential facilities.


For more detailed information please do not hesitate to contact the Admissions team by email (


7-Day Boarding Student


Tuition: $51,750 (all-inclusive rate: Tuition, Meals, Accommodations, SAT Prep)


Private Day Student


Tuition: $18,000


Student Life Fees: $1,750


Boarding Student


     Tuition is billed in the following manner:


• A nonrefundable deposit of $5,000.00 upon acceptance of signed contract (deposit is applied toward tuition)


• One-half of the balance due on or before August 1.


• Balance due on or before December 1.


Enrollment shall be accepted and a reservation entered upon receipt of the initially signed contract and upon payment of a non-refundable enrollment deposit in the amount of $5,000. After Foxcroft Academy has accepted a student, the student’s parent(s) or guardian(s) must sign an enrollment contract, this contract is considered continuous throughout the students studies at Foxcroft Academy until graduation. Students choosing to not re-enroll at Foxcroft Academy must notify the school by 1 June. This is a formal, legally-binding contract and includes a payment plan, and the specific terms and conditions of enrollment. Any financial aid awards and/or scholarships are specified in the contract.


Payment Options:


• Full year’s tuition by credit card (additional 5% charge applies), check, or wire by August 1


• August 1 and December 1 payments directly to FA


Insurance………………………………………………..Approximately $1900 (*All students are required to have an insurance policy. Domestic boarding students may supply their own insurance. Boarding students are required to carry school insurance for best coverage.)


Tuition Refund Plan………………………………..5% of Tuition (OPTIONAL)


Foxcroft Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, disability, religion, or national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial aid programs, athletics or other school administered programs and activities.