“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
The James F. Doughty School, a grade 6, 7 & 8 schoolhouse serving 400 students from Bangor’s west side, enthusiastically strives to provide each student with the most appropriately ambitious academic program available. A thoughtful, reflective, and dedicated faculty is committed to offering each student an opportunity to engage learning through a rigorous and stimulating curriculum while, at the same time, employing a variety of techniques and strategies intended to create that special sense of belonging to the school that generates confidence and momentum for learning. Exposure to the arts through the study of music and art in each of the three years at JFDS adds a richness to the students’ day leading many to further study of the arts in high school. And, a physical education program that targets and monitors fitness reinforces the importance of healthy living. JFDS values the importance of each learner and strives to create and maintain an environment conducive to learning for all students.