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Gould Academy

General Description


Gould prepares academically motivated students for college and helps them to become independent-minded, ethical citizens who will lead lives of purpose, action, excellence, and compassion in a dynamic world.

Core Principles

The individual student: We know, respect, and embrace each student.

Caring community: We bring teachers and students together in relationships that nurture each student’s intellect, growing self-confidence, self-determination, and respect for others.

High standards: We challenge students to strive for their personal best in every pursuit. At the heart of any Gould endeavor are the energy to try, the willingness to risk, and the capacity to persevere.

The life of the mind: We promote curiosity, open-minded exploration, and disciplined analysis in our students’ work.

The whole person: We believe that the complete development of each student requires intensive experiences in academics, athletics, arts, community life and the natural world.

The whole world: We prepare students for successful and responsible global citizenship

Centennial Plans

Gould Academy is proud to be a financial support of the Acadia Centennial.


39 Church Street
Bethel, Maine 04217