John Bapst School

United States of America, Maine, Bangor

Welcome to John Bapst, one of America’s best high schools! We’re eager to tell you about how at this historic school, motivated students meet outstanding teachers.

We’re eager to tell you that learning can be challenging, creative, and fun—eager, too, to show that learning together in a friendly, supportive community is the hallmark of our school.

Hallmarks of Our Success

  • In 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017, and 2018 the school ranked #1 in Maine in The Washington Post’s High School Academic Challenge.
  • Over the past five years, graduates have gone on to attend 26 universities ranked by The Times of London among the Top 100 World Universities, including Harvard, MIT, Yale, Columbia, NYU, Penn, McGill, Johns Hopkins, Chicago, Northwestern, Carnegie Mellon, Purdue, Emory, Georgia Tech, UC-San Diego, Stanford, and the University of Washington.
  • With more than 300 students taking art, music, or drama each year, it’s no surprise that at John Bapst art and music are considered major subjects, and that graduates go on to top music and art programs.
  • More than 50% of John Bapst students are involved in a JV or varsity sport. Over the past ten years we’ve followed teams to the playoffs and state meets in a wide range of sports: field hockey, football, soccer, cross-country, basketball, cheering, ice hockey, swimming, tennis, track and field, and others.

John Bapst School offers ample scholarships opportunities for promising International Students.


Ranked the #1 High School in Maine by The Washington Post.


Services & Amenities

Student Enrollment
Foreign Student Enrolment
Homestay, Optional On Campus Dorms
Four Seasons, Warm
Gender Restriction
Study Types
High school
United States of America
Gap year
City, Small Town/Rural
Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Grade 9
Sport Teams
Men´s Cheerleading, Men´s Nordic Skiing, Men´s Ultimate Frisbee, Men´s Yoga, Men's Field Hockey, Men's Swimming, Men’s Baseball, Men’s Basketball, Men’s Cross Country, Men’s Football, Men’s Golf, Men’s Ice Hockey, Men’s Lacrosse, Men’s Skiing, Men’s Soccer, Men’s Swimming and Diving, Men’s Tennis, Men’s Track and Field (Indoor), Men’s Track and Field (Outdoor), Women´s Cheerleading, Women´s Nordic Skiing, Women´s Ultimate Frisbee, Women´s Yoga, Women's Swimming, Women’s Basketball, Women’s Cross Country, Women’s Field Hockey, Women’s Golf, Women’s Ice Hockey, Women’s Lacrosse, Women’s Skiing, Women’s Soccer, Women’s Softball, Women’s Swimming and Diving, Women’s Tennis, Women’s Track and Field (Indoor), Women’s Track and Field (Outdoor)