Postgraduate by Design

We are the nation’s leading college-prep postgraduate program, educating young men exclusively in the year between high school and college.

Why Bridgton Academy

One Year, Focused on You

Each year, we set our attention on a new cohort of students who engage in endless opportunities for growth and self-discovery.

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Create Your Opportunity

Being a student-athlete requires a genuine commitment to yourself and your team. Sound coaching, academic oversight, community involvement, and a focus on the best college fit are the hallmarks of our program.

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All Things Possible

Bridgton is truly distinct–unlike any other. The camaraderie formed in a school of all postgraduates motivates each student to own his education and be forward thinking.

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Emerge Ready to Make a Difference

We teach our students to become critical thinkers who are adept at finding the balance between their academic, athletic, and social commitments. Responsible independence, self-confidence, study techniques, and leadership are areas where Bridgton graduates grow and thrive.

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At a Glance

4:1

Student/Faculty Ratio

4:1 Student / Faculty Ratio

In small classes: different viewpoints are shared, engagement soars, respectful debate happens, trust is built, help is readily available, and a growth mindset develops.

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College Credit Courses

12 College Credit Courses

Over and above our college-prep curriculum, Bridgton students enjoy the opportunity to earn college credits through our partnerships with Plymouth State University, Saint Joseph's College, and the University of Southern Maine. These courses are taught on-campus by our faculty.

Course Offerings

Unlimited

Skiing and Golf for All Students

43 Trails & 18 Holes

Daily trips to Shawnee Peak and Bridgton Highlands Country Club, both only minutes from campus.

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Full-Year Athletic Programs

Full-Year Athletic Programs

Our student-athletes benefit from high-level competitions and off-season training throughout the full year. Every program includes in-house strength and conditioning, nutrition, rehab coordination, and certified trainers to help each student achieve his personal fitness goals.

Athletics

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Founded in 1808

Founded in 1808

Founded in 1808, Bridgton Academy was chartered by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts before Maine was even a state. Deeply steeped in tradition, we are proud of our more than 200-year heritage of preparing students for the next steps in their lives.

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Long Lake

Long Lake Access

Campus includes a beach on Long Lake

Bridgton Academy’s campus features a private beach on Long Lake, a two-minute walk from lower campus, where students have access to boating, kayaking, fishing, watersports, and more.

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4:1

Student/Faculty Ratio

4:1 Student / Faculty Ratio

In small classes: different viewpoints are shared, engagement soars, respectful debate happens, trust is built, help is readily available, and a growth mindset develops.

12

College Credit Courses

12 College Credit Courses

Over and above our college-prep curriculum, Bridgton students enjoy the opportunity to earn college credits through our partnerships with Plymouth State University, Saint Joseph's College, and the University of Southern Maine. These courses are taught on-campus by our faculty.

Course Offerings

Unlimited

Skiing and Golf for All Students

43 Trails & 18 Holes

Daily trips to Shawnee Peak and Bridgton Highlands Country Club, both only minutes from campus.

7

Full-Year Athletic Programs

Full-Year Athletic Programs

Our student-athletes benefit from high-level competitions and off-season training throughout the full year. Every program includes in-house strength and conditioning, nutrition, rehab coordination, and certified trainers to help each student achieve his personal fitness goals.

Athletics

1808

Founded in 1808

Founded in 1808

Founded in 1808, Bridgton Academy was chartered by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts before Maine was even a state. Deeply steeped in tradition, we are proud of our more than 200-year heritage of preparing students for the next steps in their lives.

About Bridgton Academy

Long Lake

Long Lake Access

Campus includes a beach on Long Lake

Bridgton Academy’s campus features a private beach on Long Lake, a two-minute walk from lower campus, where students have access to boating, kayaking, fishing, watersports, and more.

Visit Campus

Create Your Opportunity

If you are considering a postgraduate year, Bridgton is a must on your list. As the only school in the country specifically designed for this purpose, everything from our student life programming, academic oversight, and college placement process are tailored for the greatest possible impact. We invite you to discover why Bridgton Academy is "The Year That Makes The Difference."

Featured Events

May 23

Admissions Open House

7:00 pm Virtual

Jun 27

Admissions Open House

7:00 pm Virtual

Jul 17

Class of 2023 Welcome Reception

2:00 pm Colonnade Hotel, Boston, MA