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Thayer Academy

Grades: 5 - 12,
Type: Day
Gender: Coed

About

Founded in 1877, Thayer Academy is a co-ed day school in Braintree for grades 5–12. Thayer students thrive in an environment distinguished by rigorous academics, a supportive culture, and a vibrant community. Students are challenged in small, dynamic learning environments designed to foster intellectual and personal growth. With a 6:1 student-to-teacher ratio and an average class size of 14, students and teachers work in an atmosphere of true academic collaboration. Because of the way Thayer Academy’s schedule is structured, 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.

This fall, Thayer opened its new Computer Science and Robotics Wing to accommodate those programs. It also cut the ribbon on the Arthur T. Valicenti Rink, located inside the Thayer Sports Center on the Academy’s South Athletic Campus. The rink will house all of the Academy’s hockey programs, both boys and girls; the new sports center will also provide indoor athletic spaces for the tennis program and other sports.

Easily accessible from public transportation, Thayer also offers bus routes from Boston, MetroWest, and the South Shore. Thayer draws students from 76 communities. 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.

Teaching Philosophy

The Thayer curriculum strives to instill fundamental knowledge and study skills while stimulating intellectual curiosity and personal growth. The Academy seeks to equip students with the skill, knowledge, and experiences to realize their potential in college and beyond. At Thayer we believe that students will find academic success when given opportunities for individual achievement and self-expression.

Mission Statement

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.