Overview

The mission of Thayer Academy is to inspire a diverse community of students to moral, intellectual, aesthetic, and physical excellence so that each may rise to honorable achievement and contribute to the common good. Thayer Academy provides a rigorous and challenging college preparatory education that attracts students from diverse social, ethnic, economic, and academic backgrounds. The Academy seeks to equip students with the skills, knowledge, and experiences to realize their potential in college and beyond. At Thayer we believe that students will find academic success when given opportunities for individual achievement and self-expression. The Thayer curriculum strives to instill fundamental knowledge and study skills while stimulating intellectual curiosity and growth. Furthermore, the curriculum and Thayer environment combine to encourage students to understand and appreciate different cultures, develop critical thinking skills, enhance creativity, promote physical and emotional well-being, and foster a concern for others.
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Thayer Academy With Reviews, Requirements 2024 | FindingSchool

A Day
A Matriculation
B+ Academics
A Extracurricular activities
A+ Community
B+ Reviews
A+ Int. student mgmt

Day S. Grades: 5-12
Co-ed
Urban
ESL: No
Day S. Tuition: $59,390
# of Students: 728
Teacher:Student: 1:6%
International Student: 2%
AP Courses: 18
Endowment: $59,066/stu.
Faculty w/ adv. degree: 68%
SAT: 1235/1600
IB: No
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Matriculation

Ranking University/College Students
#1 Princeton University 1
#2 Columbia University 1
#2 Harvard College 3
#9 Johns Hopkins University 1
#9 Northwestern University 1
#14 Brown University 1
#23 Georgetown University 1
#23 University of Michigan 1
LAC #5 Wellesley College 1
LAC #6 Bowdoin College 1
#34 University of Rochester 1
#36 Boston College 1
#42 Boston University 1
#42 Case Western Reserve University 1
#49 Lehigh University 1
#49 Northeastern University 1
#49 Villanova University 1
#55 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 1
#55 Santa Clara University 1
#55 University of Miami 1
#57 Penn State University Park 1
#59 Syracuse University 4
#59 University of Washington 1
#63 Worcester Polytechnic Institute 1
LAC #13 Davidson College 1
#68 Southern Methodist University 1
#68 University of Massachusetts Amherst 1
#75 Clemson University 1
#75 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 1
#79 American University 1
#83 Elon University 1
#83 Texas Christian University 1
#85 University of Puget Sound 1
#89 Stonehill College 1
#93 University of Denver 4
#99 University of Utah 1
#104 University of Colorado Boulder 1
LAC #22 University of Richmond 1
#115 Fairfield University 2
#117 University of South Carolina: Columbia 1
#117 University of Vermont 1
#120 Roanoke College 1
#127 Seton Hall University 1
#130 Eckerd College 1
LAC #26 Colorado College 1
#151 Marymount Manhattan College 1
#166 Quinnipiac University 1
LAC #35 Pitzer College 1
LAC #38 Bucknell University 1
LAC #38 Lafayette College 1
#202 Florida Institute of Technology 1
LAC #42 Denison University 1
#219 Sacred Heart University 1
#219 University of Maine 1
LAC #45 Union College 1
LAC #46 Trinity College 1
LAC #50 Connecticut College 1
Assumption College 1
Babson College 1
Bentley University 1
California Polytechnic State University: San Luis Obispo 1
Champlain College 1
College of Charleston 1
College of the Holly Cross 1
Endicott College 1
Ithaca College 1
John Cabot University, Rome 1
Massachusetts College of Art and Design 1
Massachusetts Maritime Academy 1
Merrimack College 1
Morgan Stage University 1
Norwich University 1
Providence College 1
Salve Regina University 1
Savannah College of Art and Design 1
stony brook university, state university of new york 1
Utica College 1
Woods College for Advancing Studies 1
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AP Courses

(Total 18)
Biology
Calculus AB
Calculus BC
Chemistry
Computer Science A
English Language and Composition
English Literature and Composition
Environmental Science
Latin
Spanish Language and Culture
Biology
Calculus AB
Calculus BC
Chemistry
Computer Science A
English Language and Composition
English Literature and Composition
Environmental Science
Latin
Spanish Language and Culture
Statistics
United States Government and Politics
French Language and Culture
United States History
Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism
Microeconomics
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Sports

(Total 19)
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross Country
Field Hockey
Flag Football
American Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Ice Hockey
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross Country
Field Hockey
Flag Football
American Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Skiing
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track and Field
Volleyball
Wrestling
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Extracurricular Activities and Clubs

(Total 77)
Anime Club
Assisting the Elderly
Business Club
Challengers Club
Coding Club
Cradles to Crayons
Creative Writing Club
Discipline Committee
Doctors Without Borders
Drama Club
Anime Club
Assisting the Elderly
Business Club
Challengers Club
Coding Club
Cradles to Crayons
Creative Writing Club
Discipline Committee
Doctors Without Borders
Drama Club
Father Bill’s
Film Club
Fishing
French Club
Future Medical Professionals
Games Club
Gardening Club of Thayer
Habitat for Humanity
Help a Hero (supporting our troops)
ISOKAN
Mathletes
Model UN
OMEGA
Operation Smile
Perfect Pals
Project DEEP
Photography Club
Ping Pong Club
Robotics Club
SALSA
Special Olympics
QUEST
QUEST Teacher Program
Speech & Debate
Student Government
Sustainable Environment
TAPAWS (Peer Tutoring)
TA Transfer Admissions Council
TA Stage Crew
Tour Guides
Trivia Team
"Voice" - Student Magazine
Womens Empowerment Club
Yearbook
"Black and Orange"
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Arts

(Total 10)
Dance
Jazz
Orchestra
Production
Theater
Graphic Design
Painting
Photography
Pottery
Web Design
Dance
Jazz
Orchestra
Production
Theater
Graphic Design
Painting
Photography
Pottery
Web Design
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Basic Info

Year Founded: 1877
Campus Size: 34 acres
Religious Affiliation: No Religious Affiliation

Application Info

Deadline: 02/01
Pre Interview: No Requirement
School Code:
SSAT: 7654
ISEE: 220425

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SSAT

Brief Reviews

(Total 23)
4.5/ 5

Detailed Reviews

(Total 2)
4.5 / 5 Overall
4.5 / 5 Academics
5.0 / 5 Campus
5.0 / 5 Student Life
5.0 / 5 Athletic&Art
5.0 / 5 Transportation

Q&A

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Frequently Ask Questions about Thayer Academy

Tell me a bit about Thayer Academy.
Thayer Academy is Co-ed private day school located in Massachusetts, US. It was founded 1877 , and currently has about 728 students, 1.60% of whom are international students.

For more official information, please visit http://www.thayer.org/.
Does Thayer Academy have rigorous academic requirements?
Thayer Academy is offering 18 AP courses.

Thayer Academy also have 68% of faculties whose degrees are master and above.
Where do Thayer Academy students typically go for their colleges?
Based on the most recent matriculation data, 17.27% go to top 50 US universities and colleges*, 12.23% go to top 25, and about 2.16% go to Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Stanford and MIT.

*Ranking is based on the 2024 US News College Ranking.
What is the application requirement for Thayer Academy?
Similar to most private schools in the US, Thayer Academy’s typical admission requirements include school transcript, recommendation letter, application essay, and interview (often optional, but highly recommended).
What is the latest tuition for Thayer Academy’s Co-ed student?
The total fee for Thayer Academy in 2024 is $59,390, which typically includes tuition, boarding fee, student management fee and a few other fees associated with managing international students.

For more information, please contact school’s admission team at jwhite@thayer.org .
Where is Thayer Academy located?
Thayer Academy is located in the State of Massachusetts of USA. The closest major city is Boston, which is about 10 miles away from school. Most families can choose Logan International Airport to travel in and out of school.
How popular is Thayer Academy on FindingSchool network?
Based on FindingSchool monthly traffic data as well as onsite search record, Thayer Academy is among the most popular schools, within top 77 for all schools on FindingSchool.

Also Thayer Academy has been favorited by 385 users.
How to start with an application with Thayer Academy?
The first stop is to carefully review the school profile on FindingSchool to learn more about Thayer Academy. Most of them are directly provided by the school.

Also it is highly recommended to visit Thayer Academy’s official site: http://www.thayer.org/ or call them at 781-843-3580.
Please share a few nearby schools that are close to Thayer Academy?
Yes, here are few: Pilgrim Center, Archbishop Williams High School and Meeting House Montessori School.

The closest major city is Boston. You can find out more schools near Boston here.
What is the FindingSchool rating for Thayer Academy?
The overall rating for Thayer Academy is A.

The section ratings of Thayer Academy are:
A for Matriculation
B+ for Academics
A for Extracurriculum
A+ for Community
B+ for Students and Parents reviews
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