The MacDuffie School

Small School Community, Big School Opportunity! Founded in 1890, The MacDuffie School is an independent boarding and day school in Granby, Massachusetts for Boys and Girls in grades six through twelve.
Our mission is to foster in all students the intellectual habits of mind, high ethical standards, and respect for diversity required for becoming effective individuals in their personal and work lives and moral and responsible participants in the world beyond.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1890
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students261 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade The MacDuffie School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers43 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size11 students
Number of AP Courses15 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP BC Calculus, AP Calculus, AP Chemistry, AP French, AP Language and Composition, AP Latin, AP Literature and Composition, AP Multivariable Calculus, AP Physics, AP Pre-Calculus, AP Spanish, AP Statistics, AP U.S.History, AP World History
Average SAT score1210
Average ACT score26
Average Percentile SSAT52%
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$57,150
Tuition NotesBoarding - $57,150 Home Stay - $57150 Day (6 - 8) - $25,700 Day (9 - 12) - $30,600
% on Financial Aid
Admissions DirectorRachel Sadler
Endowment Size$1 million


Total Sports Offered14 sports
SportsBadminton, Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, WeightliftingBadmintonBaseball,
Cross CountryDance,
TennisUltimate Frisbee,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.16 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
As Schools Match Wits, Chess Club, Film Club, Improvisational Club, Key Club, Linguistics Club, Math Team, Photography Club, Robotics Club, Swim Club, The Magnet, The Muse

Arts and Music Programs:
A Cappella Ensemble, Drama Club, Orchestra

Recreational Athletic Programs:
League of Legends

School Notes

  • We balance a rigorous academic program with a warm and caring community.  Our students come to us from the Pioneer Valley and across the globe.  The MacDuffie School embraces the uniqueness of each student to create an inclusive environment; both our small class sizes (an average of 11 students) and our small school size allows every student to be known by every adult. The result is meaningful connections that have a great impact on each student`s educational experience.

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
The MacDuffie School in Granby, MA has been a wonderful school experience for my daughter who entered the school in 6 grade three years ago when it moved to Granby. The academics have been very challenging and the teachers outstanding. They offer a wide variety of clubs, theater productions, community service opportunities and athletics. The overall experience has been wonderful! I believe she is receiving a top notch education at The MacDuffie School.
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I have three years experience living here. I am an international student and now a senior. The school has a rather good academic program. Teachers are generally good
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