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) on approximately 25 acres of land.

When was Erskine founded?

Erskine was founded in 1883.

What is the enrollment at Erskine Academy?

In the 2017–18 school year:

  • 600 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. The class of 2017 included 118 graduates.
  • 6% are international students.
  • Male to female ratio is 49% to 51%.; average class size 18
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 including English Language & Composition, English Literature & Composition, U.S. History, Physics C, Chemistry, Biology, Calculus AB, Statistics, Spanish, Studio Arts, and Psychology. AP is an open enrollment program. AP tests administered in 2017: 140 took the AP exams; a total of 201 exams were taken; 25% of the AP exams received scores of 3 or higher; there were 8 AP scholars, 2 AP scholars with distinction, and 2 AP scholars with honors.
  • Courses offered: 175; block schedule consisting of four 80-minute classes, which meet every other day. Dual enrollment courses are offered in English Composition, Public Speaking, College Algebra, Anatomy & Physiology, Psychology, Spanish, Introduction to Sports Management, U.S. History, Introduction to Literature, and Essentials of Watching Films.
  • SAT I – Class of 2018 (mean scores): Evidence-based Reading & Writing 512; Math 492
  • College acceptance rate: 87%
  • Honors classes offered: Honors level courses are offered in freshman and sophomore English; Social Studies; Science; and Math.
  • Languages offered: Spanish, French, Latin, Chinese, German, and Russian with honors level courses in each; immersion English language program for international students
  • Vocational education offered on campus and at Capital Area Technical Center
  • Academic Assistance program
  • Rank in Class: Weighted system; there are six course levels (AP, Honors, Academic, Electives, Special Education, and Summer School); rank in class is determined by factoring the level of the class, course credit, and the student’s earned grade in the course. Rank in Class is calculated at the end of each trimester. During the student’s senior year, the final Rank in Class is figured at the end of the 2nd trimester, which determines the top ten seniors.

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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?

Distinction achieved in 2015-16, 2016-17, and 2017-18 :

  • Washington Post America’s Most Challenging High School
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.