Visit Gould

We look forward to seeing you on campus!

For nearly all of our current students, their visit to Gould Academy, located in the quintessential New England town of Bethel, Maine, and being able to meet current students, faculty, coaches, and staff made the decision to come to Gould easy. While our students come to our campus from all around the United States and throughout the world, they all have one thing in common: coming to Gould was the best decision they have made.

Open House Events

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.  During these events, you will meet our dedicated faculty and coaches, connect with current students, and experience firsthand what makes our community so special and a Gould education unique.
The day begins with light refreshments and a welcome from our Admissions team and Head of School.  Student ambassadors will then guide each family on a tour of our campus, followed by a moderated faculty panel with deans and program directors for parents and an opportunity for students to visit a classroom. Families are invited to join our current students and faculty for lunch in our dining hall.  The structured portion of the day concludes at 1:15 p.m.  Interviews with admissions and meetings with coaches can be scheduled by appointment if desired.   
Upcoming open houses:
October 14, 2024
November 11, 2024
December 6, 2024
April 18, 2025

Schedule Your Visit

To schedule a visit, email or call the Admissions Office at 207-824-7777. We will spend a few minutes learning more about your interests so that we can plan a visit tailored just for you.

What to Expect

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  • Arrival

    Our Admissions Office is located in the Carolyn Wight house at 27 Church Street, Bethel, Maine 04217. There you’ll check-in and meet the Admissions team.
  • Meet with coaches & teachers

    Depending on your academic, athletic, or extracurricular interests, a teacher/coach will come to the Admissions Office to talk about their program and answer any of your questions.
  • Parent interview

    The parent interview is a great time for parents/guardians and our admissions team to discuss expectations for the prospective student.
  • Student interview

    The student interview is an essential part of the application process, and at Gould, we are committed to knowing every student and understanding them as individuals. This applies as much to our prospective students as it does our current students.
  • Tour

    One of our student tour guides will take you and your family on a tour to show you all that our beautiful campus has to offer. Student-led tours are a great opportunity to interact with current students and learn about life at Gould.

When to Visit?

Student-led tours of campus are available all year long and are encouraged. Visits are most effective while school is in session so you have the opportunity to meet students, faculty, coaches, and staff.

Do Other Visiting Opportunities Exist?

We encourage you to have multiple points of contact throughout the admission process. Please feel free to visit Gould during one of our Open Houses, sporting or performing arts events, and receptions, or attend our Revisit Days after your acceptance to Gould.

The Bethel airport is under 2 miles away for those traveling by private plane or helicopter, we're happy to help you get around town once you arrive.

Our Admission Team travels across the United States and around the world. Interview appointments off-campus are available, but cannot fully replace the on-campus experience.

Directions to Gould

The Greater Bethel Area

Make a weekend of it! Hit the slopes at Sunday River Ski Resort.
Or, learn more about what Bethel has to offer by visiting the Bethel Chamber of Commerce website.

Places to Stay in Bethel 
Parking on Campus
Street parking around campus is widely available. Gould parking lots are available across from the fieldhouse & at the corner of Elm Street and High Street. Accessible parking is available between Ordway Hall & Gehring Hall
Private High School for Boys and Girls | Grades 9-12, Postgraduate and Winter Term for Grades 7-8 | Boarding School in the Mountains of Maine

Gould Academy guides students to be creative, courageous and resilient and to lead lives of fulfillment and purpose.