Founded in 1877, Thayer Academy is a coeducational day school in Braintree for grades 5 through 12. Thayer students thrive in an environment distinguished by rigorous academics, a supportive culture, and a vibrant community. The Academy’s schedule is structured so that students do not have to choose one experience over the other — they can be performers, artists, and athletes while still being active and engaged students. In 2019 Thayer unveiled a new sports center as well as a new computer science and robotics wing. Easily accessible from public transportation, Thayer also offers bus routes from Boston, MetroWest, and the South Shore. Thayer Academy's mission 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. For more information, please visit www.thayer.org or call 781.843.3580.
Beginning Grade Taught 5th Grade
Final Grade Taught 12th Grade
Accreditations Member, New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Member, Association of Independent Schools of New England (AISNE) Member, Independent School League (ISL)
Foreign Languages Taught Latin, Spanish, French, and Chinese
Year Established 1877
Number of students enrolled 695
Student Teacher Ratio 6:1
Annual Tuition Price Range $51,800
Offers financial aid Yes
745 Washington Street
Braintree, Massachusetts 02184
- The Academy’s Independent Science Research (ISR) Program, a Grade 11 elective, introduces students to actual research in scientific laboratories in the Boston area with the goal of working in a lab for six to eight weeks during the summer.
- Thayer’s Global Scholars Capstone Program promotes greater awareness of and engagement in global issues by combining interdisciplinary academic learning with application to real-world experiences.
- Students who successfully complete program requirements are recognized as Thayer Academy Global Scholars at graduation.
Great school and summer camp
Great summer camp for kids offering a variety of activities for boys and girls from group sports, theater and acting, pottery and arts, to archery and swimming. All on a beautiful and historic campus located in Braintree, MA. The camp counselors and coaches are very attentive and make it easy for any child to feel welcomed, at home and a part of the family.