East Machias, home of Washington Academy, embodies everything that is great about small town America. It is a rural environment where people know their neighbors and look out for each other. With one of the lowest crime rates in the nation, Maine is a safe haven for WA students.
What's the area like?
WA’s location impacts the educational opportunities, as teachers have an entire outdoor classroom at their disposal. From the rocky coastline to the river that runs near the campus, there are so many places where learning can become hands-on, from analyzing seawater to calculating the rate of the river’s current.
But the best part of WA’s unique location might be the front-row seat students have to view each of the four seasons. In the summer, students swim in the same water they skate on in the winter. In the fall, students are surrounded with the reds, yellows, and oranges of the foliage. The location on the coast tempers the harsh Maine winters a bit, yet the area receives enough snow for students to snowshoe, sled, and take part in the popular ski club.
And there's plenty to do right here in East Machias as well! Walk along the rock-strewn beaches or the Sunrise Trail where the railroad tracks once were, go canoeing or kayaking, shop in local gift shops, eat at a local restaurant, hike beautiful coastal trails, or take a bike ride and explore scenic roads.
We encourage you to visit us! Along with taking a tour of our campus and meeting teachers and students, you can experience the real Maine! Contact our Admissions Office to arrange a tour at (207) 255-8301 ext. 210.