The Governor’s Academy

1 Elm Street
Byfield, MA
(978) 465-1763
Accredited by NEASC
High School
Boarding, Day
All Gender

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.