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Gould Academy

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Where inspired mountain living meets educational excellence
Private Boarding High School for Boys and Girls
Grades 9-12, Postgraduate and Winter Term for Grades 7-8
Founded in 1836 and located in the historic mountain village of Bethel, Maine, Gould celebrates winter through an unparalleled partnership with Sunday River Resort. Students experience the mountain by becoming ski patrollers and instructors, sliding on rails and racing through gates, or discovering a lifelong passion by simply learning to ski and ride. We flip our daily schedule in the winter and begin our days on snow to take advantage of the best conditions, returning to campus for academics in the afternoon. Sunday River is one of the largest ski and snowboard resorts in the Eastern United States, and we explore every acre of terrain.
Academics at Gould are both challenging and inspiring. Our innovative faculty offers unique and intentional experiential opportunities you won’t find at other schools. Hand-build your own skis or snowboard. Pilot underwater robots in the Marlon Family IDEAS Center, Gould’s maker space. Investigate the natural world surrounding campus in Environmental Science. Develop your artistic passions, hammering iron in the blacksmithing forge. Become a world traveler with your ninth-grade classmates, and go on a winter camping expedition in the White Mountains in our signature Four Point Program.


U.S. Ski & Snowboard has named Gould Academy a Gold-certified club, the highest honor that the professional organization can bestow upon a school or club.
The View of The Farnsworth Field House and Mountains
Boys Varsity Basketball Playing Kimball Union Academy 2019
Students Working in Lab 2022
Earth Day Tree Planting
Senior Bonfire 2022
Snowy Campus
Mountain Day Fun 2019
Yulefest 2019
Gould Enduro Mountain Bike Race at Mt. Abram
Gould Campus Powder Day
Girls Varsity Lacrosse Playing Tilton Academy 2022
Gould Junior Four Point Views
Gould Skate Team at Davis Park
Celebrating a Successful Junior Four Point
Commencement 2022
Gould Golf Team 2021
Winter Carnival 2022 Team Gehring Fighting Hard in Tug-A-War
Gould Student Practicing on Bag Jump
Snowboard Cross & Ski Cross March 2021
Martha Grover Ceramics Class 2022
New Student Orientation Trips 2022
Advising Picnics 2021
Girls Varsity Soccer Wins MAISAD Championship

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