News and Publications

From Birmingham to Bridgton – A Trailblazer’s Journey

Benjamin Davis ’63 was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. With both of his parents being educators, the
importance of learning and expanding one’s intellect was a foundational philosophy for Ben and his three siblings. Ben’s childhood was spent in a south still dominated by Jim Crow laws. In fact, from preschool through his sophomore year…

Academy Announces 1808 Bright Futures Fall Recipients   

Bridgton Academy is pleased to award three faculty members with funding to pursue professional development opportunities this fall through the support of our 1808 Bright Futures endowment. This endowment, created in 2016, was inspired by a challenge gift put forward at that time by the Andrew ’99, Edward, and Nancy Barr family.

While this award is typically presented in the spring, the pandemic got in the way of most faculty member proposals. As such, a second round of funding was released this fall. Faculty members…

Wolverine Adventures – 2014 Alumnus Hits the Road

Michael English ’14 had often daydreamed about biking across the country.  Several of his relatives had made such a trek, and it was an idea that he was always intrigued by, even as a child. When the gyms closed in Massachusetts due to the pandemic, Mike wanted a way to stay active and picked up…

Creative Showcasing

Athletic showcases are a traditional part of the fall sports season here at Bridgton. As we can probably all attest, the COVID-19 pandemic is great at is throwing a wrench into the best-laid plans, as was the case for our Wolverine football and baseball teams…

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Logan and Aidan Araujo

For our inaugural “Student Spotlight,” we present Aidan and Logan Araujo, twin brothers who hail from Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts.

Read on to learn more about these future Bridgton alumni as they dive into the year ahead.

Powering Through with Nolan Cooney ‘16

In the fall of 2015, Nolan Cooney made his way to North Bridgton from his home state of Rhode Island. Nolan’s high school journey had not been an easy one.  During his teenage years, he was diagnosed with testicular cancer, losing a large portion of his junior year during his subsequent treatment and recovery.  While a student-athlete at Bridgton, Nolan excelled…

First Week Adventures

With many precautions being taken at Bridgton Academy due to the ongoing COVID pandemic, the first week for the Class of 2021 looked slightly different than in years past. In order to keep students as safe as possible, typical orientation-week activities took place on campus; however, this did not keep our Wolverines from having a good time as they acclimated to their new surroundings in rural Maine….

Catching Up with Garrison Gross ‘09

Following their year at Bridgton, the majority of our graduates typically head on to begin their college journey. From there, the career choices and journeys of our alumni are as diverse as you could imagine.

Like many of his Bridgton brothers, Garrison Gross ’09, was an athlete at the Academy, playing basketball under Coach Lesure.  SUNY Purchase was Garrison’s choice for college, where he studied Theatre & Performance, particularly exploring performing, visual arts, and film production during that time…