History

  • 68-Academy1839 The original Academy was built where the Baptist Church is now located but in time was destroyed by fire.
  • 1850 The Union School District was formed and decided to provide a suitable and permanent home for the Academy.
  • 1851 A new building was erected by the district and deeded over to the trustees.
  • 1873 The Academy was leased to the town and school was carried under the Free High School Act.
  • 1875 The bell tower was added as well as a stage area and a room underneath it.
  • 1895 The trustees applied to the Legislature for aid and obtained it and opened a school on April 15, 1895. Students from other towns paid $4 per term and could obtain boarding in town for $2-3 per week. The Academy was placed on the Maine State College list of approved schools.
  • 1966 The last graduating class of Cherryfield Academy.
    The Cherryfield Town Office and the Cherryfield Library were both housed in the Academy building until 2001 and 2004, respectively.
  • 2001 – The Town deeded the Academy Building to the Trustees.
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