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. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
National Independent Private Schools Association
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
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
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade Thayer Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 107 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 15 students
Number of AP Courses 13 courses
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
Average Financial Aid Grant $24,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Jon White
Admissions Associate Jessica Leaver
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The average private school tuition in Norfolk County, MA is $7,539 for elementary schools and $26,788 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Norfolk County, MA is 69% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).