Hampden Academy

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Hampden Academy
Hampden Academy, Hampden, Maine.jpg
89 Western Avenue


United States
Coordinates44°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
TypePublic secondary
Motto"Nulla vestigia retrorsum."
("Never a step backward.")
School districtRegional School Unit #22 (R.S.U. 22)
PrincipalWilliam Tracy
Color(s)Purple and white
AccreditationNew England Association of Schools and Colleges

Hampden Academy is a public high school located at 89 Western Avenue in Hampden, Maine, United States. 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 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. 22 in 2013). It still serves as a public school that educates students from Hampden, Winterport, Frankfort, and Newburgh. The original Hampden Academy building, located across US 1A and now part of the McGraw School, 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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