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    George Stevens Academy ::: Blue Hill, Maine ::: Northeast U.S.

    George Stevens Academy

    • The Academy offers more than 40 extracurricular activities and programs, including an all school Arts Festival, award winning Jazz program and state championship Tennis team
    • 314 students grades 9-12, 15% international;Average class size is 15 students, student/faculty ratio is 10:1
    • Coeducational boarding school with no religious affiliation
    • Extensive curriculum includes AP and honors courses, environmental and marine science, programs in the arts and industrial technology and three foreign languages.
    • ESL I, II and III  are offered

    Founded

    1803

    Climate

    4 seasons, heavy snow in winter

    Student Body

    314 students (grades 9-12), 15% international

    Average Class Size

    15 students

    Faculty

    34 faculty; 56% with advanced degrees

    Student/Faculty Ratio

    10:1

    College Placement

    100% university placements including Cornell University, Rhode Island School of Design, Swarthmore College, Syracuse University, University of California among others.

    Honors & AP

    Advanced Placement: Biology, Calculus AB & BC, English Literature & Composition, Environmental Science, Human Geography, Physics, Statistics, Studio Art, US History

    Honors: Art I & II, Biology, Chemistry, Exploring Earth Systems, Physics, English Literature, British Literature, English: World Literature & Rhetoric, Social Science, World History, Algebra I & II, Advanced Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, French, Spanish, Jazz Combo

    Special Programs

    With over 35 clubs, activities and sports, Academy students have many opportunities to explore their interests.  Some of the more unique possiblilities for involvement are a sailing team, an award-winning jazz band, a chamber music group, an annual arts festival and an Independent Study and Internship Program.

    Marking System

    George Stevens Academy utilitzes the standard grading scale A=90-100; B=80-89; C=70-79; F= below 70.  The 4.0 grading system is used for all academic courses and is weighted for Honors and AP Courses.  Students meet with academic advisors each week.  

     

    Programs of Study

    The minimum requirements for graduation for grades 9 through 12 are as follows:

    English - 4 credits 
    Mathematics - 3 credits
    Science - 3 credits
    Social Studies - 2 credits
    US History - 1 credit
    Fine Arts - 1 credit
    Physical Education - 1 credit
    Health - 0.5 credits
    Electives - 6.5 credits

    World Languages offered: French, Spanish

    SAT Scores:  Average SAT score = 1685

    Accreditation

    The Academy is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

    Athletics

    Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross-country, Golf, Outdoor Track, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis

    Arts

    Studio Arts, Architectural Drafting, Band, Boatbuilding, Book Arts, CAD Engineering Design, Computer Illustration & Animation, 3D Computer Modeling, Dance, Design & Engineering, Technology, Earthworks (jewelry, wood sculpture, clay, blacksmithing), Jazz Combo, Music Theory, Photography, Steel Band, Woodworking

    Extracurricular Activities

    Clubs and Activities: Alpine Skiing, Boating, Drama Club, Environmental Action Club, French Club, Hiking Club, Ice Skating, Jazz Band, Jazz Combo, Nordic Skiing, Outing Club, Snowboarding, Spanish Club, Steel Drums, Student Council, Yearbook

    Facilities

    Academic complex, Art studios, 3 athletic fields, Cafeteria, Gymnasium, Science Wing, 2 residence halls, Tennis courts

    ESL

    ESL I, II and III offered