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.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Students: 688 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $36,575
  • Acceptance rate: 38%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1

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Thayer Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Massachusetts for:

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Attribute
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
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
688 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
17%
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade
Thayer Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
100 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
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(Mon =dress up; Tues-Fri = no blue jeans and no tee-shirts)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Feb. 1
Yearly Tuition Cost
% on Financial Aid
35%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$24,000
Acceptance Rate
38%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Jon White
Admissions Associate
Jessica 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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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Students: 688 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $36,575
  • Acceptance rate: 38%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1

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The average private school tuition in Norfolk County, MA is $23,900 for elementary schools and $32,257 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).

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