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.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 261 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $57,150
  • Average class size: 11 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

The MacDuffie School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Massachusetts for:

Category
Attribute
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 6-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
Yes
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1890
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
261 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
42%
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade
The MacDuffie School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
43 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
74%
Average Class Size
11 students
Number of AP Courses
15 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP 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 score
1210
(Out of 1600)
Average ACT score
26
(Out of 36)
Average Percentile SSAT
52%
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Feb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Boarding - $57,150 Home Stay - $57150 Day (6 - 8) - $25,700 Day (9 - 12) - $30,600
% on Financial Aid
49%
Admissions Director
Rachel Sadler
Endowment Size
$1 million

Sports

Extracurriculars

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.
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Betsy Bernard - Former President of AT&T
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does The MacDuffie School cost?
The MacDuffie School's tuition is approximately $57,150 for private students.
What schools are The MacDuffie School often compared to?
The MacDuffie Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like The Williston Northampton School by visitors of our site.
Who are famous alumni from The MacDuffie School?
The MacDuffie School famous alumni include: Betsy Bernard.
What sports does The MacDuffie School offer?
The MacDuffie School offers 14 interscholastic sports: Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball and Weightlifting.
What is The MacDuffie School's ranking?
The MacDuffie School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Massachusetts for: Largest student body and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for The MacDuffie School?
The application deadline for The MacDuffie School is Feb. 1 / rolling (applications are due on Feb. 1 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
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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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 261 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $57,150
  • Average class size: 11 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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