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Lee, Maine, USA view map
Co-Ed, No Religious Affiliation
Pineo Administration Center, 26 Winn Road, Lee, Maine, USA
Director of Admission:
Admissions Phone:207-738-2252Toll-Free Admissions:888-433-2852Fax:207-738-3257
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Summary: Our courses, our guidance philosophy and our daily schedule are all designed to provide an education that is interesting, challenging, and uniquely “you.” We work closely with every student to develop an academic program that instills self-confidence, brings new knowledge, prepares the student for college and allows the student to develop the skills that are essential for economic success in the world and personal fulfillment in life. Our success in educating students for the real world has been continuous since 1845. We have educated boarding students since the early 1900's, and international students since the 1960's.
Because we have high aspirations for each student, class schedules are individualized and we actively encourage students to take the most challenging courses that they can successfully complete. Our course offerings are varied and challenging, and each course has a student-centered, project-based focus. We offer 10 Advanced Placement (AP) courses, as well as courses through the University of Maine via their on-line learning network.
Historically, Lee Academy has excelled in the teaching of Mathematics. This tradition continues today. We offer challenging math courses at all levels and remarkably, for a school of only 270 students, we are consistently among the top math teams in Maine, regardless of school size.
Lee Academy is a fully accredited TOEFL exam site, one of only eight in the entire State of Maine. The TOEFL test gives students more choices about where they can study, and is accepted by more institutions than any other English-language test in the world — including top colleges and universities worldwide.
To enrich the ESL experience, international students are paired with an English speaking roommate, when possible. Advanced English language learners also serve as teaching assistants in many ELS classrooms. Frequent trips and weekend activities give students practical experience with language use, as part of our belief in “guided immersion” in American English.
Department Director: Kevin Ritchie
Average Class Size: 15
Full Time Teachers: 21
Student/Teacher Ratio: 15:1
Summer Programs Offered: Offered
Number of AP Courses Offered: 13
Department Director: John Dow
Number of Dorms: 5
No. of Girls Dorms: 2
No. of Boys Dorms: 3
Dress Code: Casual
Summary: Lee Academy serves local day students from twenty-three towns and Native American communities within Eastern Maine, and boarding students from across Maine, the United States and world. Our boarders over the last five years have come from sixteen states, seven Asian countries, five Central American/Caribbean countries, ten European countries, Australia, Israel and Canada. Our students possess a strong willingness to learn, a curiosity about the wider world, and a desire to be respected and to respect others.
Clubs and Organizations
Arts Department Director: Candace Parker
Athletics Department Director: Randy Harris
Notable Achievements: Our 2010-2011 Boys Basketball team won the State , Championship this year.
Department Director: Harris (Butch) Arthers
Percentage of Graduates Who Attend College: 95.00%
Colleges attended in the past 5 years by our graduates:
Middle Percentile of SAT Scores
Diversity is what make Lee Academy an exceptional place. It better prepares us for the real world and the kinds of people we will meet. The faculty and staff are also very kind and understanding.
-Kathryn Kennedy, Class of 2010,
Lee Academy is a place where you can focus on academics and learn great study habits. At LA you can take your education and athletics to the next level.
-Corey Bingham, Class of 2007,
Lee Academy is a great place, it gives you a chance at a life, to get to the next level and get an education. Also, people really take care of you at LA, like your family, it prepares you for life.
-Sasa Devic, Class of 2007, Post Graduate
Summary: Summer ESL (English as a Second Language) Camp
Spend two or four weeks in an outdoor wonderland, Lee, Maine USA, and become fluent in English!
Morning sessions will consist of classroom ESL (English as a second language) courses from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
Following lunch in our converted hunting-lodge-turned-dining hall, students will spend their afternoons taking part in a variety of outdoor activities while concentrating on conversational English. Planned activities include exploring the Maine coast, mountains, woods, rivers and lakes by foot, canoe, or kayak. Spot majestic moose at Baxter State Park or climb world famous Mt. Katahdin, the highest point of the Appalachian Trail.
There will also be opportunities for shopping trips and movie excursions to nearby Bangor, as well as basketball, badminton, table tennis, swimming, canoeing, cookouts, volleyball, and more!
Choose one two-week program, or both. $1,800.00/$3,600.00.
For more information contact Deborah Jacobs at (207) 738-2252 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Department Director: Deborah Jacobs
Lee Academy provides an environment that is conducive to student learning. This environment includes challenging academics, numerous co-curricular activities and life in our boarding facilities.
Lee Academy has a strong tradition of accepting students from different ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Students have the opportunity to interact with others who are different from themselves. Cultivating an atmosphere of openness and respect takes place on a daily basis at Lee Academy.
To learn more about Lee Academy, please visit our website at www.leeacademy.org of call us, toll-free, at 1-888-433-2852.
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