Founded in 1877, Thayer Academy is an independent, coed 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 don’t 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. This spring the Academy broke ground on a construction project to transform its middle school campus. Easily accessible from public transportation, Thayer also offers its own 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.