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The Governor's Academy

The Governor's Academy

The Governor’s Academy is the oldest boarding school in New England. Founded by bequest of Governor William Dummer in 1763, Govs opened its doors more than a decade before our nation was born. Our school sits on a beautiful 456-acre campus, once part of a working farm with crops of rye, fruit trees, and grazing sheep.


Together, we teach and learn skills that foster the courage to discover our voices, develop old and new passions, practice balance in the pursuit of excellence, and collaborate in building vibrant, inclusive, and sustainable communities.


Byfield, Massachusetts


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With guidance from their faculty advisors, students choose from more than 125 coursesincluding honors, advanced, and AP levelsin six academic departments: English, mathematics, science, history, language, and the arts. There are specific graduation requirements in each of the departments because we encourage students to branch out in their intellectual, artistic, and personal development.

The Governor's Academy
The Governor's Academy
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