Gould Academy

Bethel
, ME
Location
Post-Graduate (Grades 9-12; PG)
Age
College Prep
Focus
Co-Ed
Gender
215
Students
65%
Boarding
Casual
Dress Code From most to least formal:
Uniform, Formal, Casual, Informal.
18
Sports
1836
Year Founded

Description

What do you want out of high school? How will you plan your journey? At Gould, we can help you blaze your own trail and follow your passions, whatever those may be.  Our location in the White Mountains of western Maine gives us a unique outdoor classroom right at our doorstep. Our online learning component gives flexibility to skiers and freethinkers alike. 

Want to explore robotics with the school’s Navy-class REMUS submarine in the local pond? Maybe you’d like to explore the school’s 40 kilometers of trails on your mountain bike or build your own skis in the IDEAS Center. Or you could travel to China, Ecuador, Peru, or Tanzania with the Ninth Grade Four Point immersion experience.  

Gould is a small, co-ed, independent boarding school where faculty do their best to say ‘yes’ more than they say ‘no,’ where students have flexibility to try new things in new ways. Here, students celebrate each other, take risks, experiment, because we know that education is about the journey, about being in the NOW. We celebrate the creative process, not just the outcomes.  Students thrive in Gould’s college prep setting thanks to close, collegial relationships with their instructors and counselors, and a vast network of alumni and visiting professionals who come to campus and work with students each and every year.

Our mission is to prepare academically motivated students for college and help them to become independent-minded, ethical citizens who will lead lives of purpose, action, excellence, and compassion in a dynamic world.

Unique Characteristics

Students grow through experiential learning, international travel, arts workshops, service projects, and independent study in Gould’s Four Point Program. Other highlights include Gould’s partnership with the Sunday River Ski Resort, which is only 10 minutes away, the partnership with the Manhattan School of Music, and the unique academic opportunities offered in the Marlon Family IDEAS Center.

College Matriculation These are the handful of schools or colleges where students have most frequently matriculated.

  • St. Lawerence
  • University of Vermont
  • Boston University
  • St. Michaels
  • University of Boulder
  • Drexel

Academics

Trimesters
Schedule
ESL Programs
Summer Programs
Saturday Classes

Admissions

No SSAT Required
January Application Deadline
Preferred Application Platform
SSAT SAO
School-Specific

Student Body

215
Students
Co-Ed
Gender
Boarding
0%
International
0%
Students
of Color
0%
International Students From The countries with the largest number of students at the school.

China, Czech Republic, France, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Ukraine, Vietnam.

Location

Address39 Church Street, Bethel, Maine 04217
Nearby Airports

Portland International Jetport (PWM)

Campus Size456 Acres

Contact Information

Greg Miller
Admissions Director
Tao Smith
Head of School
207-824-7777
Phone