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 2023-2024 school year:

  • 546 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 2023 included 124 graduates.
  • 1% are international students.
  • Male to female ratio is 52% to 48%.; average class size 18
What is the student to teacher ratio?
  • Student to teacher ratio: 12:1
  • Number of teachers: 44
  • Number of guidance counselors: 2
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?

The academic program is structured on a block schedule consisting of four 80-minute classes, which meet every other day. AP courses are offered in: English Language & Composition, English Literature & Composition, U.S. History, Physics C, Chemistry, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Computer Science, Statistics, Spanish, Studio Art and Psychology. AP is an open-enrollment program. Honors-level courses are offered in freshman and sophomore English, Social Studies, Science, and Math courses. In addition, Erskine offers a choice of six Foreign Languages with honors-level courses in each. Dual enrollment courses are offered in: English Composition, Public Speaking, College Algebra, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Anatomy & Physiology, Psychology, Environmental Science, Geology Lab, Spanish, US History, American Government, Introduction to Literature and Essentials of Watching Films.

SAT I – Class of 2023 (Mean Scores **) Evidence-based Reading & Writing 544; Math 516

In May 2023, 77 took the AP exams.  A total of 120 exams were taken.

  • 45% of the AP exams received scores of 3 or higher
  • 11 AP scholars
  • 3 AP scholars with distinction
  • 4 AP scholars with honors

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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 750
  • 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 two (2) Instructors and two (2) Ed Techs.

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How has Erskine been distinguished recently?

Distinctions achieved:

  • Washington Post America’s Most Challenging High School
How many people does Erskine employ?

There are 82 employees, 31 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.