The Maine Girls’ Academy is a community that challenges girls to rise above the norm - one that inspires hard work, values exploration and a commitment to developing tomorrow’s leaders. We give every girl the resources, opportunity and support she needs to realize her best self—both as a student and person. Here, girls with dreams are encouraged to become women of vision, to lead confidently and embrace every opportunity.
Our curriculum, the Mercy Matters Program, offers an inquiry-based and social justice centered college preparatory experience which integrates the following signature threads:
E-STEAM (Ethics-infused Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics):
Given our value of educating the whole girl, we actively integrate ethics and the arts into our rigorous study of traditional STEM subjects. Our E-STEAM education is the only one of its kind in New England; through an ethical lens, MGA students engage in inquiry-based experiences as well as problem solving using the skills of collaboration, creativity and innovation.
Leadership development and service are the foundational values of an Academy education. Our four-year leadership and service development program, integrates educational excellence, collaboration, concern for women and children, compassion and service with social justice, self-discovery, creativity, critical thinking and communication skills. The program culminates in a capstone project that demonstrates students’ commitment to global and community interests and their ability to contribute to those interests in a meaningful way.
We emphasize the unity, interdependence and diversity of human society. Through our school community and globally minded curriculum, each student develops an appreciation for world cultures and languages and a passion for making the world a better place. We promote ethical inquiry, encourage students to take responsibility for their actions and prepare them for lives of action and involvement.