The Governors Academy

The Governor`s Academy, an independent school north of Boston, draws bright, bold students in grades 9 through 12 from all over the world into an open and optimistic learning community.
Whether boarding or day, students are surrounded by dedicated faculty and staff on a beautiful, 456-acre campus.
Govs students strive for excellence, discover new passions, and go further than they ever thought possible.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 423 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $65,800
  • Acceptance rate: 23%
  • Average class size: 11 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
423 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 27%
Students by Grade
The Governors Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
88 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
11 students
Number of AP Courses
28 courses
Average Percentile SSAT
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
Jan. 15
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
65800 for boarding students 52300 for day students
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Michael Kinnealey
Endowment Size
$70 million


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School Reviews

This school has been wonderful for our child. She is a sophomore boarder which was a hard choice for us but ended up being the best thing by far for her. Academics are far better than her previous school. The faculty and staff are incredibly kind. The kids are encouraged to try new things, ranging from sports and arts to academic pursuits. They are stretched and academics aren't always easy, but the overall ethos is one of kindness. She is amazingly happy at Govs, and we are beyond thrilled with Governors. it all seems to work out in the end.
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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 423 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $65,800
  • Acceptance rate: 23%
  • Average class size: 11 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15

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The average private school tuition in Essex County, MA is $21,578 for elementary schools and $39,017 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Essex County, MA is 66% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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