Thornton Academy is a private school offering day classes for grades 6-12 and boarding facilities to high school students grades 9-12. The academy has been educating its students for over 200 years and is one of the oldest college preparatory schools in New England. The academy committed to providing students with not just the academic proficiency but the creative thinking skills and abilities it takes to succeed in the modern dynamic work force.The academy believes that a strong background in the arts is essential for acquiring the skills necessary to succeed in today’s world. Students can participate in sports such as cross country, volleyball, soccer and football. They can also take advantage of activities and clubs such as the Advances Art Club, Academic Enrichment, Yearly Drama Performance, Choir or ITeam.