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 (2023)
- Top Ranked MA School
- Grades: 9-12
- Enrollment: 446 students
- Yearly Tuition: $69,100
- Acceptance rate: 23%
- Average class size: 11 students
- Application Deadline: Jan. 15
- Source: Verified school update
The Governors Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Massachusetts for:
School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade
Academics and Faculty
Total Classroom Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
Number of AP Courses
Average Percentile SSAT
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Tuition and Acceptance Rate
Yearly Tuition Cost
$69,100 for boarding students $55,000 for day students
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
National avg.: 85%
Total Sports Offered
- Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
- Booker T. Washington Jr. - Son of famous abolitionist, statesman and author
- Yu Kil Chun - First Korean to study in West; essayist and social reformer
- Theophilus Parsons - Helped draft Bill of Rights and developed US judiciary system
- Edward Preble - Commodore of the USS Constitution
- Dan Gadzuric - NBA basketball player
- Jeb Bradley - Congressman - New Hampshire
- Samuel Phillips - Founder of Phillips Academy, Andover
- Duncan Robinson - NBA basketball player
Source: Verified school update
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does The Governors Academy cost?
The Governors Academy's tuition is approximately $69,100 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of The Governors Academy?
The acceptance rate of The Governors Academy is 23%, which is lower than the national average of 71%. The Governors Academy's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in Massachusetts with low acceptance rates.
Who are famous alumni from The Governors Academy?
The Governors Academy famous alumni include: Booker T. Washington Jr., Yu Kil Chun, Theophilus Parsons, Edward Preble, Dan Gadzuric, Jeb Bradley, Samuel Phillips and Duncan Robinson.
What sports does The Governors Academy offer?
The Governors Academy offers 17 interscholastic sports: Alpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter Track and Wrestling. The Governors Academy is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Massachusetts for most sports offered.
What is The Governors Academy's ranking?
The Governors Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Massachusetts for: Lowest average acceptance rates, Largest student body, Most AP courses offered, Most sports offered and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for The Governors Academy?
The application deadline for The Governors Academy is Jan. 15.
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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