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Balance: An entrepreneurial energy

You'll feel it right away—the sense of possibility, that you can do anything, try anything.

That there's always more to learn. Get ready to take risks in a healthy atmosphere where every club and team welcomes new members, and teachers encourage students to take classes and join activities outside their comfort zone. In all your endeavors everyone values the diversity and shared perspective.

We believe life is an adventure. We should always make time to do or learn something new just because it intrigues you.

Think beyond the traditional, beyond the expected. You might find more inside yourself than you ever could have imagined.

In 2014, senior Arjun Bhatnagar collaborated with a team at Brookwood School to create a prosthetic hand. Arjun used Governor's 3-D printer to print the pieces and worked with Brookwood's Robohand Club to assemble the hand. Learn more.

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Yaomin Pan '11, snorkeling, rugby and student government at the University of Rochester

Prisca Mbiye '11, stepping group at Wheaton College

Kevin Tung '10, Pre-Law Society and orchestra at the University of Michigan

Grace Barlow '10, linguistics and languages major at Bryn Mawr College, on the gymnastics team

Katherine Seibel '10, Trinity College, also designs and sells t-shirts

Tori Weisman '10, Northwestern, volunteers for a dance marathon fundraiser

Jeff Lamson '10, Colby, makes furniture

Lisa Hoopes '09, lacrosse and writing for the college newspaper at Colby


Governor's students and teachers are genuinely happy, friendly, involved people. We pursue learning with a passion but know there is more to life than studying. We grow through artistic stretching, athletic challenge, practical problem solving, random conversation. The variety of experiences and interactions is so natural and comfortable that only later will you realize how well you have learned to apply, to create, to communicate, to lead.

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In 2015, $3,000 was raised for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation fundraiser and 5K walk in Boston. Each year, a large group of Govs students walk for JDRF. Katherine Maina '15 began organizing Govs' participation in the event in 2012.

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The Alumni Day of Service occurs each fall. Alumni groups in Chicago, Baltimore, Portland, Maine, San Francisco, Boston, and more volunteer for projects like coastal and park clean-ups, trail clearing, canine rescue volunteer work, and beach grass restoration.

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A student learns how to use a view camera to make "old school" portraits.

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2013 marked the 25th anniversary of the Academy hosting the Special Olympics Soccer Tournament. More than 325 students participate in the planning and execution of the event.

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The Milestone yearbook is just one of several publications students produce.

A Sampling of Current Clubs

  • Acapella
  • Best Buddies
  • Christian Fellowship
  • Cooking Club
  • Debate Club
  • Environmental Club
  • EPIIC (Model UN)
  • Gay/Straight Alliance
  • The Governor (student newspaper)
  • Harvard Model Congress
  • International Club
  • Jewish Fellowship
  • The Mathematics Club
  • The Milestone (yearbook)
  • Peer Advisors
  • Project Outreach
  • Riff-Off
  • Rugby
  • Social Committee
  • Spanish Club
  • Spectrum
  • Spirit Club
  • The Spire (literary magazine)
  • Tour Guides

afternoon programs

Each day after classes end, all students take part in athletics, drama, special activities, or service. Learn more about Afternoon Programs here.


60 extracurricular groups and a full calendar of events

Get Ready to Lead

Coordinate Special Olympics events, join Student Government, serve as a peer advisor … leadership isn't just for a special few at Governor's


Governor's offers a tuition-free program for Lawrence middle school students. Building self-confidence and academic skills, and offering enrichment activities.