Founded in 1877, Thayer Academy is an independent co-ed day school in historic Braintree for grades 5–12. Students thrive in an environment distinguished by rigorous academics, a supportive culture, and a vibrant community. With a 6:1 student-to-teacher ratio and an average class size of 14, students work in an atmosphere of academic collaboration. The Academy’s unique schedule means 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. Thayer recently opened its new computer science and robotics wing as well as the Thayer Sports Center. Easily accessible from public transportation, Thayer is located near the Braintree T station and offers shuttle service. Thayer also runs 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.