Quick Facts

Where is Erskine Academy located?

In South China, Maine, USA, 9 miles (15 km) outside the capital city of Augusta, Maine, with easy access to the ocean and mountains and close proximity to three international airports (Bangor International Airport, Portland International Jetport, and Logan International Airport in Boston).

When was Erskine founded?

Erskine was founded in 1883.

What is the enrollment at Erskine Academy?

In the 2015-16 school year:

  • 586 students in grades 9–12 from eight sending towns (Chelsea, China, Jefferson, Palermo, Somerville, Vassalboro, Whitefield, and Windsor, which offer school choice and pay tuition), and private pay tuition by families.
  • 1% are international students.
  • Male to female ratio is 49% to 51%.
What is the student to teacher ratio?
  • Student to teacher ratio: 9:1
  • Number of teachers: 46
  • Number of guidance counselors: 3
Is Erskine Academy accredited?

Yes, Erskine is independently reviewed and certified by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. (NEASC), which guarantees assurance of quality.

What types of extracurricular activities are offered at Erskine?

There is a wide variety of clubs, organizations, music ensembles, drama, and fine arts offerings outside of the academic and athletic programs.

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What is offered in Erskine’s academic program?
  • Comprehensive college preparatory instruction focused on Mathematics, the Sciences, and English (including ESL/ELL)
  • College Board Advanced Placement (AP) courses available: 20
  • AP tests administered in 2015: 243
  • Courses offered: 175
  • College acceptance rate: 87%
  • Honors classes offered: 16 (freshmen and sophomore English, Social Studies, Science, and Math).
  • Languages offered: Spanish, French, Latin, Chinese, German, and Russian; immersion English language program for international students
  • Vocational education offered on campus and at Capital Area Technical Center
  • Academic Assistance program

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What are the international students’ testing and college acceptance rates?
  • Percentage of international student AP tests passed: 68.75%
  • Average SAT scores: Critical Reading 520; Mathematics 646; Writing 573
  • College acceptance rate: 100%
What interscholastic sports are offered at Erskine?

There are 34 interscholastic athletic teams:

  • Fall Season: cross country, soccer, field hockey, golf
  • Winter Season: basketball, indoor track, swimming, cheerleading, wrestling
  • Spring Season: baseball, softball, track, tennis, lacrosse

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How many Instructors and Ed Techs are in the Special Education department?

There are three (3) Instructors and two (2) Ed Techs.

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How has Erskine been distinguished recently?

Distinctions achieved in 2015 were:

  • Washington Post America’s Most Challenging High Schools
  • AP Scholars: 12
  • AP Scholars with Distinction: 3
  • AP Scholars with Honors: 4
  • National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test Commended Students: 2
How many people does Erskine employ?

There are 86 employees, 39 of whom are Erskine alumni.

What are the Erskine motto and school colors?

Mens sana in corpore sano – “A Healthy Mind in a Healthy Body.” School colors are blue and white.