Thayer Academy

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.

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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)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs Supportedmild language based and mild learning differences
Year Founded1877

Student Body

Total Students688 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
17%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Thayer Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers100 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
70%
Average Class Size15 students
Number of AP Courses13 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Mon =dress up; Tues-Fri = no blue jeans and no tee-shirts)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 1
Yearly Tuition Cost$36,575
% on Financial Aid
35%
Average Financial Aid Grant$24,000
Acceptance Rate
38%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorJon White
Admissions AssociateJessica Leaver

School Notes

  • 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.
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The average private school tuition in Massachusetts is $13,235 for elementary schools and $31,912 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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