Foxcroft Academy

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Coordinates: 45°11′04″N 69°14′49″W / 45.18447°N 69.24682°W / 45.18447; -69.24682

Foxcroft Academy
Foxcroft Academy seal on podium.jpg
Foxcroft Academy seal on podium
Dover-Foxcroft, Maine
United States
Type Private High School
Motto "Knowledge is Power"
Established 1823
Headmaster Arnold Shorey
Assistant Head of School Tim Smith
Enrollment 450 (day and boarding)
Campus Rural, 125 acres
Color(s) Maroon      and White     
Athletics Alpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball,Bob Sled, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Indoor and Outdoor Track, Jousting, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Wrestling
Mascot Ponies
Nickname F.A.

Chartered by the Maine legislature in 1823, Foxcroft Academy (Dover-Foxcroft, ME) was established just a few years after the incorporation of the town of Foxcroft itself. From modest beginnings in a wood frame building for which the town appropriated $100, the Academy now occupies a 125-acre campus with a full complement of academic, athletic, and residential facilities. Today more than 350 day students are enrolled from the surrounding towns of Dover-Foxcroft, Sebec, Charleston, Bowerbank, Monson, and Harmony, with an additional 100 international students hailing from Canada, China, Czech Republic, Ethiopia, France, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, and Vietnam. Foxcroft Academy is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and a member of the Independent School Association of Northern New England, College Board and the National Association of Independent Schools.


The town of Dover-Foxcroft (population 4,300) is 80 miles (130 km) from the Atlantic Ocean, Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, 10 miles (16 km) from the mountains and lakes of northern Maine, just over two hours from Portland, and four hours from Boston.


Foxcroft Academy was named an Apple Distinguished School in 2014. A pioneer in the state of Maine in both the adoption of a standards-based curriculum and grading system as well as moving forward with a 1:1 iPad initiative in 2011, Foxcroft Academy strives to articulate clearly the rigorous learning standards that it expects all students to meet and provides students with a rich set of tools to achieve success. The Academy’s required combination of course credits, learning standards, and community service is designed to instill in students the knowledge, skills, and habits of mind that will best ensure their development as valued and valuable global citizens in the 21st century.

The always-vibrant art scene at FA has exploded in recent years, and the Academy now offers 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.


Foxcroft Academy’s 23 varsity athletic teams have combined to win 21 state titles–11 in the past 11 years–and have also won four MPA Sportsmanship Awards in the past two years alone.

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  6. ^ Westbrook College Alumni Authors: Lillian M. N. Ames Stevens, University of New England. Accessed December 8, 2007. "Lillian Marion Norton Ames Stevens (1844-1914), temperance reformer, was born at Dover, Maine, where her father was a teacher. After attending the local Foxcroft Academy and Westbrook Seminary near Portland, she taught school for several years."