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Why Foxcroft?

Why choose us? Because Forward, Always is more than a tagline, it's just how we roll here. We're always evolving, always making sure you've got more possible paths to explore on your road to post-secondary success, and we're always here to support your journey. And instead of preparing you for one narrow path, we make sure you’re ready for all kinds of options: even ones we haven’t thought of yet. A Foxcroft Academy education is built for the twists, turns, and curveballs life throws at you. It's also an unforgettable learning experience that you'll always carry with you. Keep reading for more reasons why you'll be glad to be part of the FA tradition.

Our Iconic Maine Location. Our hometown of Dover-Foxcroft, Maine offers up some of the clearest skies, and greenest spaces around. In a setting like this, you can't help but broaden your horizons. And while we're only 4 hours by car from Boston, our small town setting gives you all the fresh air, friendly faces, and room you need to spread your wings.

Our Fresh Take on Academics. With expansive course offerings like Stagecraft, Coding, Welding, Forensics, and Culinary Arts, you can follow your passions or find new ones. And with our dual-enrollment agreements at several Maine colleges and Universities, you can explore post-secondary interests before you graduate.

Our Awe-Inspiring Surroundings. It's easier to reach for the stars when you can actually see them. We're located in one of the best stargazing places East of the Mississippi. Look up, be amazed, and enjoy the view from here.

Our Bond Goes Beyond Languages, Cultures & Time Zones. An FA education makes the world a little smaller and a whole lot more wide open at the same time. We’re an international student body with over 23 countries represented, and that means we share a pretty powerful bond with other Foxcroft alumni from all around the globe.

Our Stellar Campus. Modern residence halls and academic spaces. Top-notch athletic fields. WiFi and football games under the stars. Our scenic, 125-acre campus offers students a close-knit community setting and state-of-the-art facilities. We've never stopped evolving in order to provide a world-class learning environment for our students. You'll feel inspired and right at home.

Our 200 Year Track Record of Excellence. Our purpose is the same today as it was when we opened in 1823: to prepare all students for “the great duties of life.” Whether that means continuing your education or joining the workforce or military, we empower you with the skills you can lean on for the road ahead.

Our Trailblazing Credentials. We are accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and a member of the Independent School Association of Northern New England, the College Board, and the National Association of Independent SchoolsAs a pioneer in both standards-based academics and iPad integration in the State of Maine and an Apple Distinguished School, we're a place made by and for forward-thinkers. From our Academic Hall of Famers to an entire global network of distinguished alums, Foxcroft is an environment where students can learn from fellow trailblazers and confidently chart their own paths.

Our Hometown's Signature Treat. Other places may claim to be the birthplace of the Whoopie Pie, but only Dover-Foxcroft is home to the Maine Whoopie Pie Festival. If you're not familiar with these sweet treats, they're something like a big, cakey Oreo Cookie and they've made fans out of everyone from Oprah Winfrey to Mark Zuckerberg. They're a Maine original, much like Foxcroft Academy.

Our Pony Pride. With two centuries of campus traditions to build on, and new ones being made every year, our diverse learning community is always in motion. Whether it’s your first day of freshman year or your 20th class reunion, you'll always feel proud to be part of Foxcroft Academy's legacy.

Jason Tardy

Associate Head of School 

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Miranda Nelson

Associate Director of Admissions

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College Acceptances 

Each year we're proud to see FA grads get accepted to and attend a diverse range of 2 and 4 year post-secondary programs.