• Gould Academy

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    39 Church Street
    Bethel, ME 04217
    (207) 824-7700
    (207) 824-7711 (fax)

    About Us

    Gould Academy is a coed college preparatory boarding school located at the eastern edge of the White Mountains in Bethel, Maine. With 245 students and an average class size of ten, the Academy read more
    • About

      Gould Academy is a coed college preparatory boarding school located at the eastern edge of the White Mountains in Bethel, Maine. With 245 students and an average class size of ten, the Academy 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. Excellent snow programs: alpine skiing and cross country skiing, and more.

      At Gould Academy we make a commitment to each individual student. We?re dedicated to helping each discover who they are so they can decide on their own destination and chart their own journey. The 90 adults who connect with our students every day follow through on that commitment in the classroom, in labs, on the playing fields and ski trails, in the dining hall, on trips abroad, on treks in the mountains, and during service in our local community.

      We not only prepare students for college, but also help them develop the academic and social confidence to take on challenges and tackle the unknown along the path they take. Our curriculum, our faculty, our sports and activities, and our residential program all focus on recognizing each student as a unique human being at an important developmental time in his or her life. We meet students where they are and help them prepare for college and become the best version of themselves.

      Gould students examine global issues in the classroom, travel abroad, and live in a diverse school community. It?s solid preparation for the lifelong journey.

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      Friday Oct 27, 2017
      ''The Social Black Bear: What Bears Have Taught Me About Being Human'' Black bears, thought to be solitary, have a different type of social behavior that possibly parallels early human behavior. They show evidence of reciprocal altruism, matri-linear hierarchy, and a mix of intentional and emotional communication. Bears can live for as many as forty years, which allows them long-term benefits from forming relationships with fellow cooperators. Ben Kilham, Ph.D is a wildlife biologist based in Lyme, New Hampshire. His love of and devotion to black bears has enabled him to study their habits and interact with them for more than two decades. He, his wife Debra and sister Phoebe have accepted orphaned bear cubs into their home and enabled them to successfully return to the wild. Ben has been the focus of several news articles and documentaries, including National Geographic?s A Man Among Bears and Animal Planet?s Papa Bear. He is also the author of the books Among the Bears: Raising Orphaned Cubs in the Wild and Out on a Limb: Origins of Intuition and Intelligence. ...read more
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