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John Bapst



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John Bapst is a coedBangor, non-religious, independent college-preparatory high school with a tradition of excellence since 1928. Located in Bangor, Maine, the third largest city in the state, John Bapst prepares students in grades 9 through 12 for college and university placement by offering challenging programs in academics, athletics and the arts. Accredited by the New England Association of Colleges and Schools, John Bapst is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools, the Association of Boarding Schools, the Independent Schools Association of Northern New England, and the Maine Association of Independent Schools. John Bapst students and faculty have won Siemens Awards for Advanced Placement and state championships in everything from football and girls' track to cyber-defense and chess. In 2012, John Bapst senior Mary Carmack was one of 141 Presidential Scholars nationwide. The school was ranked #1 in Maine by The Washington Post in 2012, 2014, 2016, and 2017 and has never received a grade below an "A" from the State of Maine.

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460 students in grades 9-12; 14% international


45 faculty

2 experienced personal & college counselors

80% faculty have advanced degrees


Melville MacKay, Head of School

David Armistead, Principal and Academic Dean

Elizabeth Wood, Dean of Students

Beth Campbell, Director of Admission

Yue (Louisa) Deng, Program Director of the International Program

Lynne Harvey, Director of Residential Life

Airlia Britt, Director of Development

Dan O'Connell, Athletic Director

William Meier, Director of Finance and Operations

Michael Murphy, Director of Technology

Kamille Morgan, Director of Testing and Studies

Eric Zelz, Director of Communications and Alumni Affairs

Academic Program:

100% College Preparatory - 21 AP courses

Immersion English Program for international students

Average 5 National Merit and Commended Scholars a year

17.5 student average in core academic classes

Student/teacher ratio: 14/1

Honors classes: 19

Boarding Students:
Homestay Students: 22
Day Students:
Boarding Program: 7-day boarding or homestay option

16 interscholastic sports teams

Activities: Wide variety of clubs, organizations, music ensembles and fine art offerings 

100 Broadway Bangor, ME 04401, USA - a safe, small-city location

10 minutes from Bangor International Airport and bus stations


Recent Graduates Studying at:

American University

Art Institute of Chicago

Bates College

Bentley University

Berklee College of Music

Boston College

Boston University

Bowdoin College

College of William & Mary

Colby College

College of the Holy Cross

Colorado State University

Columbia University

Dalhousie University

Dartmouth College

Duke University

Emory University

Fordham University




Georgia Tech

Harvard University

Husson University

Indiana University

Johns Hopkins University

Maine Maritime Academy

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

McGill University

Michigan State University

Mount Holyoke College

New York University

Northeastern University

Northwestern University

Parsons School of Design

Pennsylvania State University

Purdue University

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

San Jose State University

Simmons College






Smith College

Stanford University

Syracuse University

Tufts University

Tulane University

University of California - San Diego, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, Davis

University of Maine

University of Miami

University of New Hampshire

University of Notre Dame

University of Oklahoma

University of Pennsylvania

University of Texas - Austin

University of Vermont

University of Washington

University of Wisconsin

Vassar College

Virginia Polytechnic Institute

Wellesley College

Yale University



John Bapst Memorial High School 100 Broadway , Bangor, ME 04401 Phone 207-947-0313 Fax 207-941-2474
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