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Visit Us

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.

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. 207 or by email.

Area Information

Our 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.

Travel Information

Bangor, Maine
90 minutes from Washington Academy
Bangor International Airport

Bar Harbor Airport
1 1/2 hours from Washington Academy
Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport

Portland, Maine
3.5 hours from Washington Academy
Portland Jetport

Boston, Massachusetts
6 hours from Washington Academy
Logan Airport

Manchester, New Hampshire
5 hours from Washington Academy
Manchester Airport

Area Accommodations

Bluebird Motel
231 Dublin Street
Machias, Maine 04654

Machias River Inn
103 Main Street
Machias, Maine 04654

Margaretta Inn
330 Main Street
Machias, Maine 04654

The Inn at Schoppee Farm
21 Schoppee Dairy Road
Machias, Maine 04654


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