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The Governor's Academy
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  • Private, Boarding
  • BYFIELD, MA

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Diversity
    grade A minus
  3. Teachers
    grade A
  4. College Prep
    grade A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade B+
  6. Sports
    grade A minus

About

Applying

Application Deadline
January 31
Application Fee
$60
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE, SSAT, TOEFL

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$58,025
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Boarding (Tuition + Boarding)
$72,900
Received Financial Aid
29%
Average Financial Aid
$46,267
From The Governor's Academy

The Governor’s Academy, the oldest boarding school in New England, draws bright, bold students in grades nine through twelve from all over the world into an open and optimistic learning community. Located north of Boston, Govs offers a full range of visual and performing arts, more than fifty athletic teams, and dozens of service, cultural, and recreational activities. 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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The Governor's Academy Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1340
178 responses
Average ACT
30
55 responses

Afternoon Programs

academic spotlight

We believe that learning extends beyond the classroom; that character, including the ability to win and lose gracefully, is formed by learning to be selfless; and that there can be joy, pride, and value in co-curricular experiences. The Governor’s Academy’s Afternoon Program promotes integrity, leadership, and wellness.

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 12 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 45 responses
  • Dances
    20%
  • Jumping the Wall at Graduation
    16%
  • School spirit
    13%
  • Capstone
    11%
  • Special Olympics Soccer Tourney
    11%
  • Blood drives
    7%
  • MLK day activities
    7%

Boarding

Students Boarding
64%
Boarding Days Per Week
7-day
Top Countries
Canada, China, South Korea, United Kingdom, Viet Nam
International Boarding Students
14%

Students

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
404
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 13 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 13 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 13 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
7:1
National
17:1
Poll
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 14 responses
Poll
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 14 responses
Poll
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 14 responses

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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
78%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 9 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 9 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 9 responses

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