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Private High School for Boys and Girls | Grades 9-12 & Postgraduate | Boarding School in the Mountains of Maine

Gould is more than a traditional private boarding and day school. Our students are actively involved in shaping their own education, taking advantage of opportunities that extend learning beyond the classroom and onto the stage, into the field, rivers, mountains, communities, and the world. We think of choice as something additive; Gould students don’t choose this or that, they choose this AND that. 

And as an independent high school, our teachers have the freedom to create educational experiences that meet each child’s needs.

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Top-Ranked Academic Boarding School in Maine

Gould Academy is a top boarding school in New England. Gould is a community of people who challenge and support each other while enjoying traditions, global community experiences and unique outdoor activities.

Top Boarding High School

Gould is all about snow.  80% of Gould students are outside playing snow sports in the winter, from FIS/World Cup level skiing and snowboarding, to Freeride that plays all over the mountain, from our unique Ski Patrol program, to learning to ski or snowboard. Gould knows snow!

Student Life at Gould

I found myself at Gould for a variety of reasons, the main one being the outdoor lifestyle that students embrace. As soon as I heard about the outdoor opportunities that were being offered every day, year-round, I knew Gould was the place for me. Since arriving for my freshman year, there hasn’t been a dull moment, or a day I wasn’t outside.


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Gould is passionate about developing academically motivated students that are well prepared for college and beyond.  Our thoughtfully designed curriculum and dedicated faculty help guide and support students to become independent-minded, ethical citizens who will lead lives of purpose, action, excellence, and compassion in a dynamic world.

At Gould, we understand education is about the journey, and believe that the development of the whole student requires exposure to a diverse array of academics, athletics, arts, community life, and the natural world. One student at a time, we help guide each to recognize their fullest potential and become the very best version of themselves.

Gould’s very own ski and snowboard lodge, the Kailey Competition Center, is located just six miles from campus at the base of Sunday River Resort.


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Student Life at Gould isn’t all about academics, athletics, on-snow programs, or even the arts (although we excel in providing exceptional experiences in all of those areas), it’s about friendship, mentorship, and being a part of a community. We recognize that you have your own unique interests and curiosities. Gould provides a balanced experience that includes belonging to a community that will challenge and support you, and having direct access to programs, traditions, and everyday life experiences that shape who you are as an individual and as a community member.

After all, Gould Life is about you – who you are right now and who you can become – and taking advantage of the many opportunities that await you.

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Gould Academy’s campus includes the Pine Hill Yurt and 40 kilometers of groomed trails – terrain used throughout the school year by our mountain biking, cross country running, and Nordic teams.


The Gould Mountain Biking (MTB) program is highly developed and premier among boarding schools in New England.  The experienced coaching, the depth of talented athletes, and the overall size of our team have all contributed to our success in recent years.


At Gould’s doorstep is Grafton Notch State Park and the White Mountain National Forest; the Atlantic Ocean is just a short drive away.


Whether your goal is to develop a lifelong love of alpine, freestyle, snowboarding, or Nordic, or to compete for an NCAA Division I school and beyond, Gould Academy has the coaches, the teachers, the opportunities inside and outside of the classroom, not to mention the passion to help you achieve your goals.

From regional and national competitions to international events at the highest level, the Gould Academy Competition Program provides an unbelievable educational and athletic experience thanks to our training location at Sunday River Resort located only six miles away.

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Personalized tours are a great way to experience our community. You'll meet and see the people, programs, and setting that make up Gould. While you're here, you can also join us for skiing and snowboarding at Sunday River Resort, just six miles away from Gould.

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Campus Tours

Spring Open House

Saturday, April 27th

Our Admissions Open Houses offer students and their families the perfect opportunity to visit our picturesque campus. 

The day will provide you with a comprehensive glimpse of our unparalleled experiential learning programs, broad academic curriculum, and one-of-a-kind extracurricular offerings.