Gould Academy

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Gould Academy

Gould Academy


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location type grades students int’l. s-f ratio class SSAT SAT-avg TOEFL
Bethel, ME co-ed 8-12 PG 210 23% 6:1 9 Not req 1220 35

At Gould, our students are challenged to try new things where they discover their passions. Our academic tradition of over 175 years is blended with a rich and global experiential learning program, helping our students to become independent-minded, ethical citizens who will lead lives of purpose, action, excellence, and compassion in a dynamic world.

Gould prepares academically motivated students for college and helps them to become independent-minded, ethical citizens who will lead lives of purpose, action, excellence, and compassion in a dynamic world. Our compassionate faculty, focus on the life of the mind, and exceptional surroundings creates an environment where students learn to risk and are rewarded with knowing their true selves. They go on to the colleges or universities that they choose as the right fit. They pursue the dreams that they’ve laid out for themselves.


Gould offers a challenging core curriculum that prepares students for college and beyond. Through our One to One Laptop Initiative, we are committed to embracing and engaging the digital tools required for success in a world that is increasingly reliant on ideas, analysis, and innovation. We offer a unique breadth of programming for a school of 250, and we challenge our students to try new things where they often discover their passions.

 Special Highlights

Rugrats. For over 25 years, the Gould Academy Rugrats Program has offered a great way for Gould students to get on the slopes while giving back to the local community. Through a partnership between Gould Academy, Sunday River’s Perfect Turn Ski Instruction Program, and local elementary schools, Gould students work with third, fourth, and fifth graders, instructing them to ski and snowboard.

Learning without Borders. We have a supportive, inter-cultural community with diverse perspectives. From China to Spain to Afghanistan, our student body represents countries from around the globe, creating a uniquely international feel within a quaint New England village.

 Top colleges attended by students

Bentley University, Boston University, Bowdoin College, Brandeis University, University of Florida, Guilford College, Hobart and William Smith, University of Illinois, Indiana University, Michigan State University, Middlebury College, Montana State University, Mount Holyoke College, University of New Hampshire, New York University, Plymouth State University, Purdue University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

 What the school looks for in students…

“With a community of 250 students, we are looking for students who are willing to immerse themselves in our community. Truly, we are looking for not only strong, driven students, but those who want to try and experience new outcomes. TOEFL and transcript are only one piece, as the interview and portfolio may be as much value in some cases.”