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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Year Founded1763

Student Body

Total Students423 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
14%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade The Governors Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers88 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
70%
Average Class Size11 students
Number of AP Courses28 courses
Average Percentile SSAT81%
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 15
Yearly Tuition Cost$65,800
Tuition Notes65800 for boarding students 52300 for day students
% on Financial Aid
28%
Average Financial Aid Grant$47,511
Acceptance Rate
23%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorMichael Kinnealey
Endowment Size$70 million

Sports

Total Sports Offered17 sports
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter Track, WrestlingAlpine SkiingBaseball,
BasketballCross Country,
DanceField Hockey,
FootballGolf,
Ice HockeyLacrosse,
SoccerSoftball,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWinter Track,
Wrestling

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School Reviews

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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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The average private school tuition in Massachusetts is $13,160 for elementary schools and $31,902 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Massachusetts is 71% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).