Founded in 1792, Washington Academy is a coeducational boarding and day school for grades 9-12. The Academy is located in Down-east Maine, an area famous for its natural beauty and pristine harbors. The school is located only 2 miles from the Atlantic Ocean and 30 minutes from Canada. With AP classes in the major disciplines, honor classes, ESL, fine arts, computer courses, and instruction for students with specific learning differences, there is something for everyone. A student to teacher ratio of 13:1 means that faculty members get to know each student by name. Unique to Washington Academy is the Field Ecology Program, providing students with real world experiences in research and problem solving and the Marine Vocational Technology Program, which provides courses in boat building and handling, maintenance, repair, and restoration. Over fifty extracurricular activities ranging from 19 interscholastic sports, drama, communications, music, academics, and special interest clubs are offered.