Thayer Academy

745 Washington Street,
Braintree, MA, 02184-0218
Tel: (781)664-2221
Grades: 6 - 12 | 682 students
The mission of Thayer Academy is to inspire a diverse community of students to moral, intellectual, aesthetic, and physical excellence so that each may rise to honorable achievement and contribute to the common good.
Thayer Academy provides a rigorous and challenging college preparatory education that attracts students from diverse social, ethnic, economic, and academic backgrounds.
The Academy seeks to equip students with the skills, knowledge, and experiences to realize their potential in college and beyond.
At Thayer we believe that students will find academic success when given opportunities for individual achievement and self-expression.
The Thayer curriculum strives to instill fundamental knowledge and study skills while stimulating intellectual curiosity and growth.
Furthermore, the curriculum and Thayer environment combine to encourage students to understand and appreciate different cultures, develop critical thinking skills, enhance creativity, promote physical and emotional well-being, and foster a concern for others.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. New England Association of Schools and Colleges
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
National Independent Private Schools Association
Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades 6 - 12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported mild language based and mild learning differences
Year Founded 1877

Student Body

Total Students 682 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 13%
State avg.: 21%
Students by Grade Thayer Academy Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 107 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 70%
Average Class Size 15 students
Number of AP Courses 13 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Mon =dress up; Tues-Fri = no blue jeans and no tee-shirts)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 1
Yearly Tuition Cost $36,575
% on Financial Aid 35%
Average Financial Aid Grant $24,000
Acceptance Rate 38%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Jon White
Admissions Associate Jessica Leaver

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Archbishop Williams High School (1.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. Francis Of Assisi School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Meeting House Montessori School (0.3 miles away)
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  • Braintree St. Francis Of Assisi School
    (Roman Catholic)
    850 Washington St
    Braintree , MA , 02184
    (781)848-0842
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.2  mi  |  314  students  |  Gr.  NS-8
  • Braintree
    Meeting House Montessori School
    Montessori School
    25 Brow Ave
    Braintree , MA , 02184
    (781)356-7877
    Montessori School
    0.3  mi  |  102  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Braintree
    The Goddard School
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    335 West St
    Braintree , MA , 02184
    (781)356-0616
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    0.9  mi  |  102  students  |  Gr.  K-1
  • Braintree
    Step Ahead Kindergarten
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    12 Elm St
    Braintree , MA , 02184
    (781)356-8318
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    1  mi  |  13  students  |  Gr.  PK-KG
  • Braintree
    Braintree Kindercare
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    467 Granite Street
    Braintree , MA , 02184
    (781)356-6731
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    1.1  mi  |   students  |  Gr.  NS-PK

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