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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Sports
    B-

Applying

Application Deadline
February 15
Application Fee
$75
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE, SSAT, TOEFL

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$55,450
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)
$64,000
Received Financial Aid
58%
Average Financial Aid
$18,750
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The MacDuffie School 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
1280
95 responses
Average ACT
32
7 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
89%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.9 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 12 responses
Report
  • mountain day
    33%
  • Spirit Week
    25%
  • the concerts and the performances
    25%
  • Spring Fling
    8%
  • the fact that we can at least sleep
    8%

    Boarding

    Students Boarding
    51%
    Boarding Days Per Week
    5-day, 7-day
    Top Countries
    China, North Korea, Russian Federation, Turkey, Viet Nam
    International Boarding Students
    51%

    Students

    Diversity
    A
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    274
    56%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
    78%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
    89%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    5:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    90%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.10 responses
    Poll
    90%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.10 responses
    Poll
    80%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.10 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    C-
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    70%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.10 responses
    50%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.10 responses
    70%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.10 responses

    The MacDuffie School Reviews

    41 reviews
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    I am currently a senior at MacDuffie, and I have thoroughly enjoyed the past four years I have spent there. The academics are excellent, as there is a wide variety of classes supplemented by a substantial offering of honors and AP courses. The teachers are absolutely excellent as well. They truly care about what they are teaching, and they will do whatever they can to help their students succeed. As for extracurriculars, there are many ways to get involved with sports, the arts, and more outside of school, whether it is on a team, in a club, or in a CAP (co-curricular activities program). The arts facilities leave a little to be desired, but it is amazing what the arts teachers can do with what they have! Overall, these past four years have been amazing, and while I definitely feel as if MacDuffie has more than adequately prepared me for college and beyond, I will still miss MacDuffie. Go Mustangs!
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    After visiting many boarding schools throughout the New England area, I am really happy that I was accepted to The MacDuffie School. The education which I received and the relationships that I formed there will last me a lifetime! It was a great experience!
    In my four years at The MacDuffie School, I've had an enjoyable and unique experience. Starting off with the academics, I would say that it is quite remarkable; however, the school lacks when it comes to a diversity of classes provided. In terms of teachers, there are a handful of remarkable teachers: Mr. Taravella, Ms. O'Brien, Mrs. Valentine are just some of them. Their organization, willingness to help students through all different resources ,and their genuine care for students are qualities that are hard to find in teachers. In terms of clubs and activities, MacDuffie's students have great initiative, so a robust variety of extracurriculars are available. MacDuffie's school culture largely is based on diversity, all students from all different countries intermingle and create a unique atmosphere. In terms of resources, both academically and facilities wise, MacDuffie needs to turn their focus on this.