Washington Academy

Day Students

Whether you are new to the area or a local student who is looking at attending Washington Academy, our faculty and staff are here to help. Making the transition to high school is often overwhelming and a little scary for most students. WA goes above and beyond to make the transition as smooth as possible.

School Tours


Opportunities for interested students and their families to tour WA and meet and talk with members of our faculty, staff, and guidance counselors can be arranged anytime.

Student Shadowing


One of the best ways to experience WA is to shadow a current student for all or part of a regular class day. Whether with a relative, friend, or one of our student ambassadors, prospective students accompany their host through their day of classes and lunch. Our guidance staff welcome the opportunity to complete the day talking with students and parents about their experience, answering questions and drafting schedule options.

School Visitations


Coordinated with over twenty elementary/middle schools that regularly enroll many WA ninth graders, our guidance staff and student representatives make personal visitations to eighth grade classes and teachers, offering topical presentations, personal insights, and discussion concerning curriculum, activities, and program opportunities.

Explore WA Day & Open House


Early in April, we excuse the upperclassmen and set aside a day just for area eighth graders to learn about WA’s academic, extra-curricular, and athletic programs and activities. Hosted by WA student ambassadors, eighth graders receive a glimpse into their future, visiting all major departments on campus to meet and hear brief presentations by teachers and staff. Interspersed throughout the day are the all-important nourishment creations by our chefs in the kitchen and traditional entertainment featuring sound, light, and acrobatic performances by visiting artists.

The day concludes with a return to school with parents for an Open House. Enjoy dinner, brief introductions, and departmental meetings with teachers and guidance staff.

Step Up Day


With the seniors given the day off, all underclassmen, including area eighth graders, are invited to “step up” into the next grade life of a WA student. Using schedules that approximate their actual fall classes, students are guided throughout the day by WA student ambassadors to their rooms and events. The day concludes with lunch and outdoor fair activities including competitive individual and group events.

Freshmen & New Student Orientation

WA new friendsSeptember

Held the day before the first day of school, this special day is set aside for all new students to run through their actual schedules, find their classrooms and lockers, and get acquainted with new classmates and teachers before the actual hustle and bustle of the year begins the next day.

Open House

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In the fall after school begins, we host an open house for all parents of students in grades 9 through 12 to meet our teachers and staff and learn about our curriculum and extracurricular activities. Connect with WA faculty and other parents to build a vibrant school community.

If you live in the following towns you have the choice of where to attend high school:

Alexander, Charlotte, Cherryfield, Cooper, Cutler, Dennysville, East Machias, Edmunds Twp., Indian Township, Jonesboro, Lubec, Machiasport, Marion Twp., Marshfield, Northfield, Pembroke, Perry, Pleasant Point, Princeton, Robbinston, Roque Bluffs, Township 14, Trescott Twp., Wesley, Whiting, Whitneyville.

Don’t live in one of these towns but still want to come to WA?
Scholarships for local students whose towns do not have a choice of high school are available.

Contact Admissions

(207) 255-8301 ext. 207 or email