Pine Tree Academy
|Pine Tree Academy|
"Ye are the light of the world." Matthew 5:14
|67 Pownal Road
Freeport, Maine, 04032-5711
|Type||Christian, Day, Boarding|
|Religious affiliation(s)||Seventh-day Adventist|
1921 (historical) 
|Average class size||11 students|
|Student to teacher ratio||11:1|
|Campus||Suburban, 81 acre|
|Color(s)||Blue and white; Formerly green and white|
|Team name||The Breakers|
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Pine Tree Academy (also known as Pine Tree or PTA) is a Seventh-day Adventist, co-educational University preparatory school for boarding and day students in grades K–12. It is a part of the Seventh-day Adventist education system, the world's second largest Christian school system. The school is located in Freeport, Maine, north of Portland.
Pine Tree Academy was originally founded in 1921 on a farm near Auburn, Maine. The school closed in 1933 because of The Depression. In 1961, the academy reopened as Pine Tree Memorial School in Freeport. In 1973, the school began offering all four years of the high school grades. Today, the academy represents the oldest academy in the Northern New England Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. The academy is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and by the Adventist Accrediting Association.
The academy has two sports programs—basketball and soccer. The basketball teams are members of the Maine Principals' Association. The soccer teams are members of the Maine Christian School Sports League.
The required curriculum includes classes in the following subject areas: Religion, English, Oral Communications, Social Studies, Mathematics, Science, Physical Education, Health, Computer Applications, Fine Arts, and Electives.
All students take religion classes each year that they are enrolled. These classes cover topics in biblical history and Christian and denominational doctrines. Instructors in other disciplines also begin each class period with prayer or a short devotional thought, many which encourage student input. Weekly, the entire student body gathers together in the auditorium for an hour-long chapel service. Outside the classrooms there is year-round spiritually oriented programming that relies on student involvement.
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- History of the Seventh-day Adventist Church
- Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia (1996 edition), p. 353, Review and Herald, Hagerstown, MD
- http://www.csmonitor.com/Commentary/Opinion/2010/1115/For-real-education-reform-take-a-cue-from-the-Adventists"the second largest Christian school system in the world has been steadily outperforming the national average – across all demographics."
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- PTA History. Pine Tree Academy. http://www.pinetreeacademy.org/article.php?id=45 (accessed May 15, 2010).
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