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Searching for a school where you can be you? At Gould Academy, a co-ed day and boarding school for Grades 9-12 in Bethel, Maine, you’ll receive hands-on education in the areas you love most, guidance from experienced, supportive staff, and easy access to snow sports and a ton of outdoor activities.

As a private school, our college prep curriculum includes 11 Advanced Placement courses, plenty of electives, and independent research. From Robotics to Farm & Forest, there's a club or activity you're bound to enjoy.

Gould's campus in the mountains of western Maine, our many years of experience with classroom technology, our small class size, and our caring faculty make this one of the best places to learn right now.

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450 acres Complete with mountain biking and Nordic ski trails right on campus, and canoeing, skateboarding, and an 18-hole golf course all within walking distance—as well as shops and restaurants.
53 faculty Certified in Wilderness First Aid (or higher). THREE are Registered Maine Guides.
90 percent Most Gould students participate in an on-snow winter sport, whether that's competitive snowboarding or earning their ski patrol jacket at Sunday River.

"Gould has a relaxed, community environment. Students I didn't know at first would smile at me in the hallways and say hello, which made me feel much more comfortable here. Students at Gould really are nicer to each other."

- Auburn ’21

"I chose Gould because the community seemed down to earth, and I felt like I would be intellectually challenged here."

- Isaiah ’20

"Gould affords me the opportunity to try new things, where I can fail without real consequences. There is an emphasis on developing the whole student, and that in itself should be a reason to attend."

- Laura ’20