At Washington Academy, we recognize that there are few relationships as transformative as that between a gifted teacher and a willing student. We work diligently to maximize those learning opportunities by supporting accomplished faculty in their craft and in getting to know our students by learning what makes them uniquely them.
Our courses are as diverse as our student body. Washington Academy’s curriculum allows all students to pursue their academic passions, from hands-on courses in marine technology and computer-aided design to AP classes in advanced math and literature to college courses taught by WA faculty and online through our university partners. We have the unique opportunity to take advantage of our beautiful Maine environment through courses like Marine Biology, Coastal Ecology, and Outdoor Leadership. Our Center for Dynamic Learning addresses the needs of students with unique challenges and supports them to access as much of our full course catalog as possible. All of our faculty integrate technology into the student learning experience and position our students to be competitive in the 21st-century learning and career environments they will enter after high school.
We recognize that an “A” in a course is only one measure of success. The educational experience is made up of challenges, activities, and outcomes that ultimately shape an individual during the foundational high school years. Our goal is to help students exceed their potential through rigor, creativity, and collaboration while mastering skills and concepts they did not even know they wanted to learn. While we stay forward-thinking in each of our disciplines, our students are exposed to the most cutting-edge concepts in education today.
At Washington Academy, we are concerned about outcomes because we care for every student and that they manifest our hopes for each student being “Uniquely You at WA.” We are proud of the many ways that our students leverage their WA experiences and pursue their future aspirations. Whether it is higher education, military service, employment, or continuing a family business legacy, the paths our students take after graduation illustrate how the WA experience prepares students to excel.
We invite you to browse our Program of Studies as you begin to chart your course for your high school career. We look forward to supporting you in being Uniquely You!
Assistant Head of School