Washington Academy

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Washington Academy
Washington Academy LOGO.jpg
66 Cutler Road
East Machias, Maine, Washington County 04630
United States
Coordinates 44°44′03″N 67°23′19″W / 44.7343°N 67.3885°W / 44.7343; -67.3885Coordinates: 44°44′03″N 67°23′19″W / 44.7343°N 67.3885°W / 44.7343; -67.3885
School type 2789, Semi-Private
Motto We are an Equal Opportunity organization.
Founded 1792
School district AOS 96
School number +1 (207) 255-8301
Principal Tim Reynolds
Head of school Judson McBrine
Employees 68
Grades 9 - 12
Years offered 223 (2015)
Enrollment 438
Average class size 17
Student to teacher ratio 15/1
Hours in school day 7
Classrooms 98
Campus size 3 acre
Nickname WA
Team name Raider
Budget 789

Washington Academy is an independent high school in East Machias, Maine. Founded in 1792, the Academy has an enrollment of 438 students.[1][2]


In the beginning, classes were held in Machias at the Burnham Tavern and the Masonic Hall. It wasn’t until much later that the school got its own building. After deliberation between neighboring towns, the first school building was built in East Machias, opening its doors on September 8, 1823.

Today Washington Academy welcomes boys and girls, about 50% of each gender. WA has over 350 day students and about 90 residential students- representing more than 20 surrounding communities and more than 15 countries.[citation needed]

WA completed construction of a new Health and Wellness Center, and improvements in athletic fields, classroom space, and digital infrastructure in 2011.


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