Founded in 1763, The Governor's Academy educates young men and women in grades 9 through 12 to become the citizen leaders of tomorrow.

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A tradition of citizen leaders

The value of a Governor's education is clear. Accountability, responsibility, and cooperation form an unwritten curriculum at Governor's that ...

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An environmental laboratory

What does innovation mean at Governor's? Fish radio frequency tags, for starters. Our Massachusetts location just four miles ...

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Belief in your potential

Living and learning with hundreds of teenagers is not for the faint of heart, but for our faculty members, it's a special calling. As mentors, teachers, coaches ...

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What will you bring to the table?

At Governor's, we challenge each student to ponder, process, and shape the discourse in small, discussion-based classes. Our teaching style ...

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Strength

Our athletic teams are known for their Independent School League and New England titles. We're undeniably home to some of the best athletes ...

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Creativity

Take creative risks, become fully alert, and remain endlessly curious. Both the casual and serious art student have always found a place in our visual and performing...

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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 ...

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A global view

Whether you're here for 10 hours a day or 24, Governor's will open the world to you. Motivated students from the Boston area and around the globe ...

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Always Governor's

As the oldest continuously operating boarding school in the United States, we have always cherished the possibilities of the future as much as ...

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Fast Facts

Founded in 1763, The Governor's Academy is the oldest continuously operating boarding school in the United States, educating young men and women ...