Oldest Private Schools in Massachusetts

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  • The average private school in Massachusetts was founded around 1963 (2020-21).
  • The oldest private school in Massachusetts is The Roxbury Latin School, founded in 1645.
  • The oldest private schools are listed below (where sufficient data available).

Oldest Private Schools in Massachusetts (2020-21)

  • School Founding Date Grades Location
  • Rank: #11.
    The Roxbury Latin School
    The Roxbury Latin School Photo - En route à pied to Mont Saint-Michel, 10th graders have the opportunity to participate in French or Spanish immersion during the month of June.
    All-boys
    Founding Date: 1645
    Grades: 7-12101 Saint Theresa Avenue
    West Roxbury, MA 02132
    (617) 325-4920

  • Rank: #22.
    The Governors Academy
    The Governors Academy Photo
    Founding Date: 1763
    Grades: 9-121 Elm St
    Byfield, MA 01922
    (978) 465-1763

  • Rank: #33. Founding Date: 1778
    Grades: 9-12180 Main Street
    Andover, MA 01810
    (978) 749-4050

  • Rank: #44.
    Derby Academy
    Derby Academy Photo - Founded in 1784, Derby Academy is a coeducational, Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8 school that nurtures the development of the child by providing opportunities for the maximum intellectual, emotional and physical growth of each student.
    Founding Date: 1784
    Grades: PK-856 Burditt Ave
    Hingham, MA 02043
    (781) 749-0746

  • Rank: #55.
    Lawrence Academy
    Lawrence Academy Photo
    Founding Date: 1793
    Grades: 9-1226 Powderhouse Rd
    Groton, MA 01450
    (978) 448-1530

  • Rank: #66.
    Deerfield Academy
    Deerfield Academy Photo
    Founding Date: 1797
    Grades: 9-127 Boyden Lane
    Deerfield, MA 01342
    (413) 774-1400

  • Rank: #77.
    Milton Academy
    Milton Academy Photo - Milton Academy is only eight miles from Boston's museums, schools and attractions, but it has the benefits of a 130-acre New England campus-with green quads and lots of fall foliage.
    Founding Date: 1798
    Grades: K-12170 Centre Street
    Milton, MA 02186
    (617) 898-1798

  • Rank: #88. Founding Date: 1804
    Grades: 6-12423 Main Street
    Wilbraham, MA 01095
    (413) 596-6811

  • Rank: #99.
    Friends Academy
    Friends Academy Photo - In the classrooms...
    Founding Date: 1810
    Grades: PK-81088 Tucker Road
    North Dartmouth, MA 02747
    (508) 999-1356

  • Rank: #1010. Founding Date: 1828
    Grades: 9-12785 Beaver Street
    Waltham, MA 02452
    (781) 314-0806

  • Rank: #1111.
    Perkins School For The Blind
    Perkins School For The Blind Photo - A student smiles broadly at his mother as a teacher offers his right hand for a low five.
    Special Education School
    Founding Date: 1829
    Grades: PK-12175 North Beacon Street
    Watertown, MA 02472
    (617) 924-3434

  • Rank: #1212.
    Worcester Academy
    Worcester Academy Photo - Recently renovated in 2008, Kingsley is home the the Science, Math, and English Departments. Renovations included all new labs with equipped with the latest in lab equipment from data collection to multimedia presentation.
    Founding Date: 1834
    Grades: 6-1281 Providence Street
    Worcester, MA 01604
    (508) 459-5440

  • Rank: #1313. Founding Date: 1841
    Grades: 7-1219 Payson Avenue
    Easthampton, MA 01027
    (413) 529-3000

  • Rank: #1414.
    Notre Dame Academy
    All-girls (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1853
    Grades: 7-121073 Main Street
    Hingham, MA 02043
    (781) 749-5930

  • Rank: #1515.
    Academy Of Notre Dame
    Academy Of Notre Dame Photo - Academy of Notre Dame Tyngsboro
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1854
    Grades: NS-12180 Middlesex Road
    Tyngsboro, MA 01879
    (978) 649-7611

  • Rank: #1616. Founding Date: 1860
    Grades: NS-6428 Hammond Street
    Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
    (617) 566-4394

  • Rank: #1717.
    Boston College High School
    Boston College High School Photo - The labyrinth in our main common area provides a metaphor for the reflective journey you take through life, as well as the internal discovery of yourself.
    All-boys (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1863
    Grades: 7-12150 William T Morrissey Blvd
    Dorchester, MA 02125
    (617) 474-5010

  • Rank: #18-1918.- 19.
    Cushing Academy
    Founding Date: 1865
    Grades: 9-1239 School Street
    Ashburnham, MA 01430
    (978) 827-7000

  • Rank: #18-1918.- 19.
    St. Mark's School
    St. Mark's School Photo - St. Mark's School
    (Episcopal)
    Founding Date: 1865
    Grades: 9-1225 Marlboro Road
    Southborough, MA 01772
    (508) 786-6000

  • Rank: #20-2120.- 21.
    Fay School
    Fay School Photo - Fay School is located on a 66-acre campus 25 miles from Boston in Southborough, Massachusetts, and is the oldest junior boarding school in the United States. Fay currently serves students in Pre-Kindergarten through grade nine, with an optional boarding program starting in grade seven.
    Founding Date: 1866
    Grades: K-948 Main Street
    Southborough, MA 01772
    (508) 490-8201

  • Rank: #20-2120.- 21. Founding Date: 1866
    Grades: 7-1210 Campus Drive
    Dedham, MA 02026
    (781) 326-3700

  • Rank: #2222.
    Clarke Schools For Hearing And Speech
    Special Education School
    Founding Date: 1867
    Grades: PK-845 Round Hill Road
    Northampton, MA 01060
    (413) 307-1700

  • Rank: #2323.
    Stoneleigh Burnham School
    Stoneleigh Burnham School Photo - Girls from all over the country and all over the world participate in the Stoneleigh-Burnham Riding Program. Whether first time riders, or national competitors there is a place for everyone. Students may ride one of the 25 horses stabled on campus or bring one of their own to fill one of the 55 stalls.
    All-girls
    Founding Date: 1869
    Grades: 7-12574 Bernardston Road
    Greenfield, MA 01301
    (413) 774-2711

  • Rank: #2424.
    Tabor Academy
    Tabor Academy Photo
    Founding Date: 1876
    Grades: 9-1266 Spring Street
    Marion, MA 02738
    (508) 748-2000

  • Rank: #2525.
    Thayer Academy
    Founding Date: 1877
    Grades: 6-12745 Washington Street
    Braintree, MA 02184
    (781) 843-3580

  • Rank: #2626. Founding Date: 1879
    Grades: 9-12One Lamplighter Way
    Gill, MA 01354
    (413) 498-3227

  • Rank: #27-2927.- 29. Founding Date: 1880
    Grades: PK-1269 Middlesex Road
    Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
    (617) 738-8695

  • Rank: #27-2927.- 29.
    Immaculate Conception School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1880
    Grades: PK-8218 E Merrimack St
    Lowell, MA 01852
    (978) 454-5339

  • Rank: #27-2927.- 29.
    Newton Country Day School
    Newton Country Day School Photo - Newton Country Day School's lovely suburban campus includes classroom space, state-of-the-art science labs, a library, a theatre, a new athletic and wellness center, and playing fields.
    All-girls (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1880
    Grades: 5-12785 Centre St
    Newton, MA 02458
    (617) 244-4246

  • Rank: #30-3130.- 31.
    Dana Hall School
    Dana Hall School Photo - Dana Hall fosters sisterhood and lifelong friendships.
    All-girls
    Founding Date: 1881
    Grades: 5-1245 Dana Road
    Wellesley, MA 02482
    (781) 489-1331

  • Rank: #30-3130.- 31.
    St Marys High School
    St Marys High School Photo - Visual and performing arts, a Theater Company in the Mass. Educational Theater Guild and partnerships with Lynn Museum and Centerboard let our students express their creativity.
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1881
    Grades: 6-1235 Tremont St.
    Lynn, MA 01902
    (781) 586-2014

  • Rank: #3232.
    South Lancaster Academy
    South Lancaster Academy Photo
    (Seventh Day Adventist)
    Founding Date: 1882
    Grades: NS-12180-198 George Hill Road
    South Lancaster, MA 01561
    (978) 368-8544

  • Rank: #3333.
    St John The Evangelist School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1883
    Grades: PK-8696 Washington St
    Canton, MA 02021
    (781) 828-2130

  • Rank: #34-3534.- 35.
    Groton School
    Groton School Photo - Groton Circle
    Special Program Emphasis (Episcopal)
    Founding Date: 1884
    Grades: 8-12282 Farmers Row
    Groton, MA 01450
    (978) 448-3363

  • Rank: #34-3534.- 35.
    St Charles School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1884
    Grades: PK-88 Myrtle St
    Woburn, MA 01801
    (781) 935-4635

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