Gould Academy

What do you want out of high school? How will you plan your journey?

At Gould Academy, 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 Tanzania, Ecuador or China 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.


Quick Facts


About Our School

Year Founded: 1836
Number of Students: 230
Teacher-to-student ratio: 1:7
AP Courses offered: 11
Campus: 456 acres, 40 km of biking and nordic ski trails (and a yurt)



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Type of school: High School

Number of students: Less than 500 students

Male vs. Female students:Male and female

USA vs. International students:25% or more international students

Housing Type: On campus

39 Church Street, P.O. Box 860
Bethel, ME 04217
Phone: 207-824-7777

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