The regular application period for 2018-2019 academic year begins at 9 am on Thursday, November 30, 2017 and closes at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, January 31, 2018. If applications exceed available slots, as is expected, a lottery will be held on Wednesday, February 7th, 2018.

Step One:

Beginning on Thursday, November 30, 2017 complete the online application HERE

Step Two: 

Beginning November 30, 2017 at 9:00 am, print and complete the Letter of Intent, and mail or email it to:

Anna Gervais - Student Services Coordinator (

Baxter Academy

185 Lancaster Street

Portland, ME 04101

The school must receive this document by 4 p.m. on Wednesday, January 31, 2018, in order for you to be eligible to enroll (if the number of applicants does not exceed the number of slots available) or to participate in a lottery to determine who may enroll.

Step Three:

Soon after the regular application period ends on January 31st, you’ll be notified either that you have the right to enroll or that you’ll be part of a lottery to determine who has the right to enroll.

IF A LOTTERY IS NECESSARY, it will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, FEBRUARY 7, 2018

Please check the website for updates about Baxter’s lottery process. At the time of the lottery, the order of the waitlist will be determined for students who did not receive a spot.

Please note: All siblings of current students will be admitted prior to a lottery. Baxter Academy also gives enrollment preference to children of the school’s full-time employees, board members, and founders, as long as they constitute no more than 10% of the school’s total student population.

If you are notified that you have the right to enroll, you will then have 14 days to file your Commitment to Enroll at Baxter Academy. Once the school receives this form, your spot at Baxter will be secure. You always have the option to choose to relinquish your spot at any time.

Any student applying after the lottery in February will be placed on the waitlist according to timestamp.

Step Four: