John Bapst Memorial High School is an independent, college-preparatory school that cultivates academic excellence and personal growth, encourages exploration of opportunities, and fosters connections in an inclusive and global community. Founded in 1928, John Bapst serves 460 publicly and privately funded students from 35 towns in eastern Maine, as well as 50 international students from as many as a dozen countries, including China, Vietnam, Japan, South Korea, Germany, Italy, and Spain. As a member of NAIS, AISNE, and TABS, the school strives to model the best of independent school values and practices. John Bapst has been ranked the #1 academic high school in Maine several times by the Washington Post’s Academic Challenge on the basis of its outstanding AP program, with students taking more than 500 AP exams each May. The school has strong programs in music, visual arts, and technology, and in recent years teams have enjoyed success in a number of sports. John Bapst is known not only as one of Maine’s top private schools, but equally as a friendly, supportive school community in which education is individualized and achievement, character, citizenship, and personal growth are all... valued. A talented faculty collaborates in a friendly, collegial, supportive environment to make the student experience a positive one and to prepare students for a wide range of top universities. The school is located in downtown Bangor, an hour from the Maine coast and a similar distance to lakes and mountains to the north.