Oldest Private Schools in Massachusetts

The average private school in Massachusetts was founded around 1963 (2021).
The oldest private school in Massachusetts is The Roxbury Latin School, founded in 1645. The oldest private schools are listed below.

Oldest Private Schools in Massachusetts (2021)

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: 7-12
101 Saint Theresa Avenue
West Roxbury, MA 02132
(617) 325-4920
Rank: #22.
The Governors Academy
The Governors Academy Photo
Founding Date: 1763
Grades: 9-12
1 Elm St
Byfield, MA 01922
(978) 465-1763
Rank: #33.
Founding Date: 1778
Grades: 9-12
180 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-8
56 Burditt Ave
Hingham, MA 02043
(781) 749-0746
Rank: #55.
Lawrence Academy
Lawrence Academy Photo
Founding Date: 1793
Grades: 9-12
26 Powderhouse Rd
Groton, MA 01450
(978) 448-1530
Rank: #66.
Deerfield Academy
Deerfield Academy Photo
Founding Date: 1797
Grades: 9-12
7 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-12
170 Centre Street
Milton, MA 02186
(617) 898-1798
Rank: #88.
Wilbraham & Monson Academy
Wilbraham & Monson Academy Photo
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Founding Date: 1804
Grades: 6-12
423 Main Street
Wilbraham, MA 01095
(413) 596-6811
Rank: #99.
Friends Academy
Friends Academy Photo - In the classrooms...
Founding Date: 1810
Grades: PK-8
1088 Tucker Road
North Dartmouth, MA 02747
(508) 999-1356
Rank: #1010.
Founding Date: 1828
Grades: 9-12
785 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-12
175 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: 6-12
81 Providence Street
Worcester, MA 01604
(508) 459-5440
Rank: #1313.
Founding Date: 1841
Grades: 7-12
19 Payson Avenue
Easthampton, MA 01027
(413) 529-3000
Rank: #1414.
Notre Dame Academy
All-girls (Roman Catholic)
Founding Date: 1853
Grades: 7-12
1073 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)
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Founding Date: 1854
Grades: NS-12
180 Middlesex Road
Tyngsboro, MA 01879
(978) 649-7611
Rank: #1616.
The Chestnut Hill School
The Chestnut Hill School Photo
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Founding Date: 1860
Grades: NS-6
428 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: 7-12
150 William T Morrissey Blvd
Dorchester, MA 02125
(617) 474-5010
Rank: #18 - 1918. - 19.
Cushing Academy
Founding Date: 1865
Grades: 9-12
39 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)
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Founding Date: 1865
Grades: 9-12
25 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.
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Founding Date: 1866
Grades: K-9
48 Main Street
Southborough, MA 01772
(508) 490-8201
Rank: #20 - 2120. - 21.
Founding Date: 1866
Grades: 7-12
10 Campus Drive
Dedham, MA 02026
(781) 326-3700
Rank: #2222.
Clarke Schools For Hearing And Speech
Special Education School
Founding Date: 1867
Grades: PK-8
45 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
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Founding Date: 1869
Grades: 7-12
574 Bernardston Road
Greenfield, MA 01301
(413) 774-2711
Rank: #2424.
Tabor Academy
Tabor Academy Photo
Founding Date: 1876
Grades: 9-12
66 Spring Street
Marion, MA 02738
(508) 748-2000
Rank: #2525.
Thayer Academy
Founding Date: 1877
Grades: 6-12
745 Washington Street
Braintree, MA 02184
(781) 843-3580
Rank: #2626.
Founding Date: 1879
Grades: 9-12
One Lamplighter Way
Gill, MA 01354
(413) 498-3227
Rank: #27 - 2927. - 29.
Brimmer and May School
Brimmer and May School Photo - The Hastings Center opens limitless possibilities for our students with our Innovation Space, Makerspace, STEAM classroom, and Digital Media Center.
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Founding Date: 1880
Grades: PK-12
69 Middlesex Road
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
(617) 738-8695
Rank: #27 - 2927. - 29.
Immaculate Conception School
(Roman Catholic)
Founding Date: 1880
Grades: PK-8
218 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: 5-12
785 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: 5-12
45 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: 6-12
35 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-12
180-198 George Hill Road
South Lancaster, MA 01561
(978) 368-8544
Rank: #3333.
St. John The Evangelist School
(Roman Catholic)
Founding Date: 1883
Grades: PK-8
696 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: 8-12
282 Farmers Row
Groton, MA 01450
(978) 448-3363
Rank: #34 - 3534. - 35.
St. Charles School
(Roman Catholic)
Founding Date: 1884
Grades: PK-8
8 Myrtle St
Woburn, MA 01801
(781) 935-4635
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