Visit Gould

We look forward to seeing you on campus!

For nearly all of our current students, planning a visit to Gould Academy, located in the quintessential New England town of Bethel, Maine, and being able to meet our 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.

Revisit Day is Monday, April 3!

Schedule for the Day
  • 8:30 am - Registration | Ordway Hall
  • 8:45 am - Welcome from Head of School | Ordway Living Room
  • 9:15 am - All School Assembly | Bingham Auditorium
  • 9:40 am - Prospective Student Mini Classes
  • 9:40 am - Parents Coffee Social | Sanborn Family Library
  • 11:10 am - Break to visit the Bookstore | Hanscom Hall
  • 11:45 am - Lunch with Faculty | Ordway Hall 
  • 12:45 am - Student Panel | Bingham Auditorium 
  • 1:25 pm - Farewell from Admissions | Bingham Auditorium
  • 1:30 pm - Campus Tours & Meetings with Faculty or Coaches (Available upon request)

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

List of 8 items.

  • 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.
  • Attend a class

    Attending a class is one of the most important parts of a student’s visit. Learning alongside current students allows you to experience being a student here at Gould.
  • Attend a practice

    Prospective students are always welcome to practice with the team of their choosing.
  • Lunch

    A teacher, admissions team member, or current student will accompany you to lunch in Ordway Hall.
  • 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 opporuntiy 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.
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.
Gould is a small, co-ed, independent boarding school for grades 8-PG.  We are passionate about preparing academically motivated students for college, helping them to become independent-minded, ethical citizens who will lead lives of purpose, action, excellence, and compassion in a dynamic world.