Hampden Academy

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Hampden Academy
Hampden Academy, Hampden, Maine.jpg
89 Western Avenue
Hampden, Maine, 04444
Coordinates 44°44′32″N 68°50′38″W / 44.7423°N 68.8439°W / 44.7423; -68.8439Coordinates: 44°44′32″N 68°50′38″W / 44.7423°N 68.8439°W / 44.7423; -68.8439
Type Public Secondary
Established 1803
School district Regional School Unit #22 (R.S.U. 22)
Principal Ruey Yehle
Grades 9–12
Number of students 708
Color(s) Purple and White
Mascot Broncos
Accreditation New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Hampden Academy
Hampden Academy is located in Maine
Hampden Academy
Location Alt. U.S. 1, Hampden, Maine
Coordinates 44°44′24″N 68°50′16″W / 44.74000°N 68.83778°W / 44.74000; -68.83778
Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1842
Architectural style Greek Revival
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 75000106[1]
Added to NRHP September 11, 1975

Hampden Academy is a public high school located at 89 Western Avenue in Hampden, Maine. The school is a part of Regional School Unit #22 (R.S.U. 22,) with approximately 708 students from Hampden, Newburgh, Frankfort and Winterport attending for grades 9–12. It has been accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

The school mascot is the Bronco.


Hampden Academy was founded in 1803 as a private school and before that was a theological seminary. It became a member of MSAD 22 in 1969 (changed to R.S.U. in 2013.) It still serves as a public school that educates students from Hampden, Winterport, Frankfort, and Newburgh. The original Hampden Academy building, located at 1 Main Road North, is on the National Register of Historic Places. A new $51.6 million building, located behind the FieldTurf complex, was completed in 2012.

The front lawn of the 1 Main Road North location was the site of the Battle of Hampden during the War of 1812.

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.