Thank you for taking a look at our site regarding international students – we believe Bridgton Academy may just be the place for you, or your son.
At 208 years old, Bridgton Academy is an all male school that offers a tremendous opportunity for repeat Juniors, Seniors and Postgraduate (PG) students. We’re the only school of our kind in the United States that is not affiliated with a U.S. Service Academy (ie. West Point, or the Naval Academy).
While just under 10% of our student population every year is from abroad (which is intentional), our program does a wonderful job immersing international students into a U.S. academic setting, efficiently and effectively preparing these students for matriculating to U.S. college or university.
Bridgton Academy offers a challenging liberal arts curriculum that is ‘ability appropriate,’ meaning that each student has a schedule that appropriately pushes them in areas of academic strength, while further supporting their academic foundation in areas that they may need so doing. For our strongest students we offer our “College Articulation Program,” or CAP. These college courses (for transferable college credit) are offered on our campus, and are taught by our own instructors who follow a syllabus established by their counterparts on one of the college campus’ that we’ve partnered with.
Integrated into the curriculum for all students is a focus on executive functioning skills – time management, study, and organizational skills. There is a strong sense of community among our students, faculty, and staff, and with that feeling comes the welcomed opportunity for our students to ask questions, or for clarification in other aspects of their lives. With this important dialogue a further sense of academic and social self-confidence is built.
All Bridgton Academy students have an “Advisor” – someone to closely monitor and oversee their progress throughout the year (and to communicate that progress with parents or guardians). Some of our students may wish to have more extensive academic support. To those students we offer our Focused Academic Coaching, or FAC, program. Modeled after college support programs, Bridgton Academy’s program is designed for all students who wish to enhance their executive functioning skills, while having an ‘academic coach’ to oversee their progress.
Bridgton Academy has the unique capacity to offer enrollment for either one or two years (BA can offer a U.S. high school diploma). This adult community has the academic, social, and residential life program to best prepare students – both from the domestic U.S. and abroad – for the rigors of college and beyond.
To find out more about our International Students Program, please contact us at 207.647.3322 x1
Take a look at our International Student Brochure