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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A
Address
1 Elm Street
Byfield, MA 01922
Telephone
(978) 465-1763

Applying

Application Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$60
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE, SSAT, TOEFL

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$47,400
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)
$59,500
Received Financial Aid
28%
Average Financial Aid
$43,600
From The Governor's Academy

The Governor's Academy is the oldest continuously operated boarding school in the US. More than 400 students in grades 9-12 from 23 states and 20 countries create a vibrant community. Two-thirds board and one-third are day students. Students flourish in a diverse community distinguished by enduring relationships with teachers and defined by a commitment to learning and a thoughtful balance of academics, athletics, arts and service to others. The Academy offers a full range of visual and performing arts, more than 50 athletic teams, and dozens of service, cultural, and recreational activities.

The Governor's Academy Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1310
108 responses
Average ACT
30
28 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 36 responses
Report
  • Dances
    17%
  • Jumping the Wall at Graduation
    17%
  • Capstone
    14%
  • Special Olympics Soccer Tourney
    14%
  • School spirit
    11%
  • Blood drives
    8%
  • MLK day activities
    6%

    Boarding

    Students Boarding
    64%
    Boarding Days Per Week
    7-day
    Top Countries
    China, United Kingdom
    International Boarding Students
    11%

    Students

    Diversity
    A-
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    406
    75%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.8 responses
    63%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.8 responses
    88%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.8 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    5:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.9 responses
    Poll
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.9 responses
    Poll
    67%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.9 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    High
    Boys Athletic Participation
    High
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    Governor’s is a welcoming community that is diverse and welcomes every kind of person. The faculty, teachers, students, and overall community make you feel like the best version of yourself. The teachers want you to succeed in your school work, and so does everyone else in every other aspect of your life. Governor’s is a place where you feel accepted and that you are working towards greatness.
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    As good as the academics are, administration can tend to make student's lives unbearable. Facilities are old and outdated, especially for the field house and other sports facilities. Dining hall food also needs to be changed.
    No words can describe how amazing Govs is! Only students alum, and faculty who have attended Govs can understand its beauty!