Gould Academy

Gould is a tight-knit community where faculty do their best to say ‘yes’ often than ‘no,’ giving students flexibility to try new things in new ways. Students celebrate each other, take risks, and experiment, because education is about the journey. The creative process is celebrated as much as the outcomes. Students thrive in Gould’s college prep setting thanks to close, collegial relationships with their instructors and counselors, and a vast network of alumni and professionals who visit campus every year to impart their knowledge upon students.


Geographic Location

Located in the White Mountains of western Maine, Gould has access to a unique outdoor classroom and is just 6 miles from Sunday River Resort, with trails for skiing and biking.

School Facilities

Students can explore robotics with the school’s Navy-class REMUS submarine in the local pond. Also, the new Marlon Family IDEAS Center and one-to-one laptop initiative place an emphasis on technological proficiency in a world that is increasingly reliant on technology.


The Blended-Learning Program allows students and teachers to customize the academic experience in ways that enhance learning and provide the flexibility to explore opportunities outside of the classroom. An Academic Skills Program is available to support students with various learning styles, incorporating a wide variety of interventions, including study skills, ADHD coaching, reading comprehension, written expression instruction, and math remediation.

Extra-curricular Activities 

Gould athletics is distinguished by its On-Snow capabilities, giving students the opportunity to excel in snow sports. Students can also pursue other traditional sports, music and the arts. Music performance students who seek one-on-one instruction can benefit from a distance partnership with the Manhattan School of Music.


Location Bethel, Maine
School Types Private boarding school
Category Co-ed
Founded Year 1836
Number of Students 250
School Website https://gouldacademy.org/
School Address 9 Church St, Bethel, ME 04217