Thayer Academy


Located next to Braintree's historic district and just up the hill from the MBTA’s final Red Line stop is the historic 34-acre campus of Thayer Academy. Since 1877, our coeducational day school for grades 5-12 (Middle School, grades 5-8; Upper School, grades 9-12) has been an enabling and ennobling environment where each student is affirmed, supported, and challenged to take on responsibilities, ambitions, and achievements. Thayer continues to be a place where tradition and innovation meet, and where students form lifelong relationships with one another and with inspiring teachers who care deeply about their students' personal growth and academic success.

Our community is grounded and representative of the larger society of which we are a part. We have a traditional reverence for academics, and we are equally committed to ensuring that our students grow through involvement in the arts, athletics, and service. Our school culture is one that values achievement and aspiration, and we pursue these goals through support and encouragement. In the end, we could not be more proud of the students who graduate from Thayer Academy. And we welcome, in equal measures of pride and anticipation, the new families who join our community each year.

Additional Information

Beginning Grade Taught 5th Grade

Final Grade Taught 12th Grade

Accreditations NEASC

Year Established 1877

Number of students enrolled 700


745 Washington Street
Braintree, Massachusetts 02184
United States


  • Comprehensive sports
  • Arts
  • Technology
  • Service programs


1 Review
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.

March 2019

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