Thorton Academy

Founded in 1811, Thornton Academy is one of New England's oldest college preparatory schools, an independent, coeducational middle school and high school serving grades 6 through 12.  Thornton is located in the southern Maine coastal town of Saco. We offer boarding as well as homestay accommodations for international and domestic students in our Residential Program. Two state-of-the-art dormitories on our large campus host over 130 students from over 20 countries and bring them together with our day student population. Thornton Academy's mission is "to prepare students for a changing world." Small classes and individual attention allow our faculty to help every student fulfill their potential. Through its extensive course offerings, Thornton provides an opportunity for students to find an academic area that excites them. Our faculty and staff also recognize that learning extends beyond the classroom to the hallways, the playing fields, and the surrounding community.

Top 5 Higher Education Institutions (that graduates enter)



Parsons School of Design



Top 5 Extracurricular Activities

Athletics (football, soccer, tennis, swim, etc)


New Media (TV production/game development)

Culture and language clubs

Volunteering clubs

AP Courses

21 AP courses. Ex. AP US History, AP Chem, AP Human Geography, AP Physics, AP Calc, AP Bio, AP Stats, AP Comp Sci, AP Spanish/French/Chinese/Latin, AP Lang and Comp, …

Required English Proficiency

TOEFL: 9th/10th :80

                11th :     90

                12th :     100

SLEP:    9th/10th:45

                11th :     55

Intensive English Program


Application deadline:

Fall: Rolling


Grade 6 – 12

Number of students

Total number: 1480 students

International:   130

Vietnamese:      10

Cost (US$) per Academic Year

Tuition and fees

(including tuition, room and board): 42,000

Insurance:                                    1,190

ELL:                                              3,500

New student academic support fee:  2,000

Room deposit:                              2500

Total:                                                     51,190                    

Scholarships for International Students


Other types of financial Aid for International Students

Yes, need based, and depends on family’s needs

Housing Options

Boarding:                             Yes

Homestay:                           Yes

Housing Placement Service:   Yes (same price as board)

For further information, please contact:
Capstone Vietnam

Hanoi Office: 8C Hai Ba Trung, Hoan Kiem
Hotline: 84 94 2244 186 | Tel: 84-4-3938 8455

Ho Chi Minh Office: 212 Huynh Van Banh, Phu Nhuan
Hotline: 84 90 4553 459 | Tel: 84-8-3844 1393