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About the Facility

Oak Grove Coburn School

Academy Complex: Former Oak Grove Coburn School

In 1990 the State of Maine purchased the Oak Grove Coburn School complex which is located about 15 minutes north of Augusta on Route 201 in the town of Vassalboro. The site consists of over 105 acres with a main facility complex with renovations suitable for a new training site.

In 1998, the Legislature appropriated $11,271,203 to renovate the former Oak-Grove Coburn School and build a specialized training facility. In 2000, the Legislature appropriated an additional $2,000,000 to complete Phase II of the project.

Ground breaking for this project was held on September 7, 1999, and Governor King was the keynote speaker. The move from Waterville to Vassalboro occurred on December 22, 2000. Construction was completed in the Spring of 2001.

The mission of the new facility is to support Academy training and educational functions in an effective, economical and safe manner. The new facility has:

  • A 19,000 square foot indoor Special Training Center,
  • An indoor running track,
  • A fully equipped weight / exercise room,
  • A lecture hall to seat 75 students,
  • 8 additional classrooms seating up to 70 students,
  • Extensive meeting space,
  • housing for up to 130 students,
  • on site dining facilities