Overview

The Governor's Academy combines centuries of tradition with a commitment to innovation. Our stimulating and challenging learning environment includes study in English, mathematics, history, science, foreign languages, and the arts. The afternoon program offers opportunities in athletics, community service, drama, dance, and the outdoors. Situated on 450 acres 33 miles north of Boston and four miles from the Atlantic Ocean, The Governor's Academy is proud of its state of the art facilities.
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The Governor's Academy With Reviews, Requirements 2024 | FindingSchool

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A Academics
A Extracurricular activities
A Community
A+ Reviews
A+ Int. student mgmt

Boarding Grades: 9-12
Co-ed
Suburban
ESL: No
Boarding Tuition: $72,900
Day S. Tuition: $58,025
# of Students: 410
Boarding Rate: 64%
Teacher:Student: 1:5%
International Student: 14%
AP Courses: 26
Endowment: $178,049/stu.
Faculty w/ adv. degree: 73%
SAT: 1219/1600
IB: No
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Matriculation

Ranking University/College Students
#1 Princeton University 1
#3 Harvard College 1
#3 Stanford University 1
LAC #1 Williams College 1
#6 University of Chicago 1
#7 Johns Hopkins University 1
#10 Northwestern University 1
#12 Dartmouth College 1
#13 Vanderbilt University 1
#15 Washington University in St. Louis 1
#17 Cornell University 1
#18 University of Notre Dame 1
#20 University of California: Los Angeles 1
LAC #4 Swarthmore College 1
#22 Carnegie Mellon University 1
#22 Emory University 1
#22 Georgetown University 1
#25 New York University 1
#25 University of Michigan 1
#25 University of Southern California 1
LAC #5 Wellesley College 1
#29 University of Florida 1
#29 Wake Forest University 1
LAC #6 Bowdoin College 1
LAC #6 Carleton College 1
#32 Tufts University 1
#32 University of California: Santa Barbara 1
#34 University of California: Irvine 1
#34 University of California: San Diego 1
#36 Boston College 1
#36 University of Rochester 1
#38 University of California: Davis 1
#41 Boston University 1
#44 Brandeis University 1
#44 Northeastern University 1
#51 Lehigh University 1
#51 Purdue University 1
#51 Villanova University 1
#55 University of Washington 1
LAC #11 Middlebury College 1
#62 George Washington University 1
#62 Syracuse University 1
#62 University of Pittsburgh 1
#62 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 1
LAC #13 Smith College 1
LAC #13 Vassar College 1
#67 University of Connecticut 1
#67 University of Massachusetts Amherst 1
#67 Worcester Polytechnic Institute 1
#68 St. Lawrence University 1
#72 American University 1
#72 Fordham University 1
#72 Hobart and William Smith Colleges 1
#72 Indiana University Bloomington 1
#72 Reed College 1
#72 Southern Methodist University 1
LAC #15 Hamilton College 1
#77 Clemson University 1
SUNY University at Stony Brook 1
#83 Stevens Institute of Technology 1
#89 Elon University 1
#89 Stonehill College 1
LAC #18 Colgate University 1
LAC #18 University of Richmond 1
LAC #18 Wesleyan University 1
#94 Lewis & Clark College 1
#97 Clark University 1
#105 Drexel University 1
#105 Rochester Institute of Technology 1
#105 University of Denver 1
#105 University of Oregon 1
#105 University of Utah 1
LAC #24 Colby College 1
Arizona State University 1
#121 Chapman University 1
#121 University of Vermont 1
#124 Morehouse College 1
LAC #25 Bates College 1
LAC #27 Colorado College 1
LAC #27 Macalester College 1
#142 Hartwick College 1
LAC #31 Kenyon College 1
LAC #33 College of the Holy Cross 1
#166 Mercer University 1
#176 University of Massachusetts Lowell 1
#182 Adelphi University 1
LAC #37 Bucknell University 1
LAC #37 Occidental College 1
LAC #39 Denison University 1
LAC #39 Skidmore College 1
LAC #39 Trinity College 1
#202 Florida Institute of Technology 1
#202 Springfield College 1
#219 Sacred Heart University 1
#234 Suffolk University 1
#234 University of Massachusetts Boston 1
LAC #51 Dickinson College 1
LAC #55 Connecticut College 1
Babson College 1
Bentley University 1
Bryant University 1
California Institute of the Arts 1
Champlain College 1
Emerson College 1
Emmanuel College-Boston-MA 1
Marist College 1
McGill University 1
Merrimack College 1
Monmouth University 1
Ohio State University: Columbus Campus 1
Penn State University Park 1
Providence College 1
Rollins College 1
Saint Anselm College 1
Saint Joseph's University 1
School of the Art Institute of Chicago 1
Southeastern Louisiana University 1
St. Andrews University 1
Union College 1
United States Coast Guard Academy 1
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 1
University of Maryland: University College 1
University of South Carolina: Aiken 1
University of Southern Maine 1
University of Tampa 1
University of Toronto 1
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater 1
virginia university of lynchburg 1
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AP Courses

(Total 26)
Biology
Calculus AB
Calculus BC
European History
French Language and Culture
German Language and Culture
Psychology
Spanish Language and Culture
Statistics
Chemistry
Biology
Calculus AB
Calculus BC
European History
French Language and Culture
German Language and Culture
Psychology
Spanish Language and Culture
Statistics
Chemistry
Chinese Language and Culture
English Language and Composition
English Literature and Composition
Environmental Science
Music Theory
Studio Art: 2-D Design
Studio Art: 3-D Design
United States History
World History
Spanish Literature and Culture
Computer Science A
Studio Art: Drawing
Computer Science Principles
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Sports

(Total 25)
Basketball
Cross Country
Field Hockey
American Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball
Basketball
Cross Country
Field Hockey
American Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball
Wrestling
Alpine Skiing
Ice Hockey
Track and Field
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Extracurricular Activities and Clubs

(Total 27)
Art Therapy Club
Beekeeping Club
Black Latinx Association
Board Game Club
Boxing Club
Business and Economics Club
Current Events Club
Dance Club
Debate Club
Diplomacy Club
Art Therapy Club
Beekeeping Club
Black Latinx Association
Board Game Club
Boxing Club
Business and Economics Club
Current Events Club
Dance Club
Debate Club
Diplomacy Club
Environmental Club
Fashion Design Club
Film (Drama & Anime) Club
Gender and Sexuality Alliance (Spectrum)
Harvard Model Congress
International Club
Life Efficiency-Programming Club
Math Club
Pen Pals
Photography Club
Physics and Astronomy Club
Ping-pong Club
Strong Women At The Governor’s Academy (SWAGA)
The Sports Hub Club
Student Council
UNICEF Club
Writing Club
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Arts

(Total 19)
Acting
Chorus
Jazz
Music Theory
Orchestra
Piano
Public Speaking
Theater
3D Design
Animation
Acting
Chorus
Jazz
Music Theory
Orchestra
Piano
Public Speaking
Theater
3D Design
Animation
Ceramics
Film
Photography
Studio Art
3D Art
Architecture
Design
Lighting Design
Mixed Media
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Basic Info

Year Founded: 1763
Campus Size: 456 acres
Boarding Rate: 64%
Religious Affiliation: No Religious Affiliation

Application Info

Deadline: 01/31
Interview: Zoom, On Campus, Admission Travel to China, Others
Pre Interview: Required Vericant
Other Accepted Scores: IELTS
School Code:
TOEFL: 8419
SSAT: 3466
ISEE: 221995

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Brief Reviews

(Total 52)
4.8/ 5

Detailed Reviews

(Total 3)
5.0 / 5 Overall
4.7 / 5 Academics
4.7 / 5 Campus
4.7 / 5 Student Life
4.7 / 5 Athletic&Art
4.7 / 5 Transportation

Q&A

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Frequently Ask Questions about The Governor's Academy

Tell me a bit about The Governor's Academy.
The Governor's Academy is Co-ed private boarding school located in Massachusetts, US. It was founded 1763 , and currently has about 410 students, 14.00% of whom are international students.

For more official information, please visit http://www.thegovernorsacademy.org.
Does The Governor's Academy have rigorous academic requirements?
The Governor's Academy is offering 26 AP courses.

In recent years, 65 of their students score 4 and 5 in AP exams.

The Governor's Academy also have 73% of faculties whose degrees are master and above.
Where do The Governor's Academy students typically go for their colleges?
Based on the most recent matriculation data, 18.1% go to top 50 US universities and colleges*, 13.79% go to top 25, and about 0.86% go to Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Stanford and MIT.

*Ranking is based on the 2024 US News College Ranking.
What is the application requirement for The Governor's Academy?
Similar to most private schools in the US, The Governor's 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 The Governor's Academy’s Co-ed student?
The total fee for The Governor's Academy in 2024 is $69,940 , 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 admissions@govsacademy.org .
Where is The Governor's Academy located?
The Governor's Academy is located in the State of Massachusetts of USA. The closest major city is Boston, which is about 28 miles away from school. Most families can choose Logan International Airport to travel in and out of school.
How popular is The Governor's Academy on FindingSchool network?
Based on FindingSchool monthly traffic data as well as onsite search record, The Governor's Academy is among the most popular schools, within top 11 for all schools on FindingSchool.

Also The Governor's Academy has been favorited by 1065 users.
How to start with an application with The Governor's Academy?
The first stop is to carefully review the school profile on FindingSchool to learn more about The Governor's Academy. Most of them are directly provided by the school.

Also it is highly recommended to visit The Governor's Academy’s official site: http://www.thegovernorsacademy.org or call them at 978-499-3120.
Please share a few nearby schools that are close to The Governor's Academy?
Yes, here are few: Brooks School, Phillips Academy Andover and Landmark School.

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

The section ratings of The Governor's Academy are:
A for Matriculation
A for Academics
A for Extracurriculum
A for Community
A+ for Students and Parents reviews
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