Best Massachusetts Boarding Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 32 college-prep and junior boarding schools serving 12,161 students located throughout Massachusetts.

Top Massachusetts Boarding Schools (2024)

School
Location
Grades
Students
Applewild School
Applewild School Photo - The core values and core competencies we promote and the relationships we foster among all members of our diverse community prepare our students to be confident learners and engaged citizens.
120 Prospect Street
Fitchburg, MA 01420
(978) 342-6053
Grades: 4-9
PK-9 (day)
| 330 students
The Bement School
The Bement School Photo
94 Old Main Street, PO Box 8
Deerfield, MA 01342
(413) 774-4209
Grades: 3-9
K-9 (day)
| 220 students
Berkshire School
Berkshire School Photo - Founded in 1907, Berkshire School is a coed college preparatory boarding and day school for 400 ninth-12th graders and post-graduates, offering a forward-thinking curriculum and state-of-the-art facilities on a 400-acre campus in Sheffield, Mass.
(17)
245 North Undermountain Road
Sheffield, MA 01257
(413) 229-1003
Grades: 9-12, PG
| 425 students
Brooks School
Brooks School Photo - Come visit our beautiful 251 acre campus located on the shores of Lake Cochichewick.
(Episcopal)
(10)
1160 Great Pond Road
North Andover, MA 01845
(978) 725-6272
Grades: 9-12
| 346 students
Buxton School
Buxton School Photo - At Buxton, we provide the time, experience, and environment that inspire young people to learn more and go deeper. Our students are doers, both in school and in life. Education at Buxton is not passive; it is a stimulating and constant process of questioning, discovering, synthesizing and sharing.
(4)
291 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267
(413) 458-3919
Grades: 9-12, PG
| 90 students
45 Georgian Road
Weston, MA 02493
(781) 642-8650
Grades: 9-12, PG
| 310 students
CATS Academy Boston
CATS Academy Boston Photo - Adams Hall
(1)
2001 Washington Street
Braintree, MA 02184
(857) 400-9700
Grades: 8-12, PG
| 380 students
Cushing Academy
Cushing Academy Photo - Main Building
(3)
39 School Street
Ashburnham, MA 01430
(978) 827-7300
Grades: 9-12, PG
| 385 students
Dana Hall School
Dana Hall School Photo - Dana Hall focuses on providing an education with purpose-one that is infused with helping girls navigate and articulate what's important to them.
(6)
45 Dana Road
Wellesley, MA 02482
(781) 489-1331
Grades: 9-12
5-12 (day)
| 465 students
Deerfield Academy
Deerfield Academy Photo
(14)
7 Boyden Lane
Deerfield, MA 01342
(413) 774-1400
Grades: 9-12, PG
| 653 students
Eagle Hill School
Eagle Hill School Photo - The PJM STEM center houses science and math classrooms, labs, and makerspaces. Anything that can be imagined can be created in the PJM STEM center!
(2)
P.O. Box 116 , 242 Old Petersham Road
Hardwick, MA 01037
(413) 477-6000
Grades: 8-12
| 220 students
Fay School
Fay School Photo - Fay School is an independent, co-educational school 25 miles from Boston serving students in kindergarten through grade 9, with boarding available for grades 7-9. Our school is a place of discovery, challenge, collaboration, and growth - a closely-knit learning community where our skillful, dedicated faculty inspires students to achieve excellence in all pursuits.
(1)
48 Main Street
Southborough, MA 01772
(508) 490-8201
Grades: 7-9
K-9 (day)
| 475 students
The Fessenden School
The Fessenden School Photo
250 Waltham Street
West Newton, MA 02465
(617) 630-2300
Grades: 5-9
PK-9 (day)
| 541 students
1 Elm Street
Byfield, MA 01922
(978) 499-3120
Grades: 9-12
| 415 students
Hillside School
Hillside School Photo - Hillside School is located on 150 acres of land that is 45 minutes from Boston and 20 minutes from Worcester.
404 Robin Hill Street
Marlborough, MA 01752
(508) 485-3483
Grades: 4-9
| 140 students
Landmark School
Landmark School Photo - Landmark's beautiful coastal campus just 30 miles from Boston.
(2)
429 Hale Street
Prides Crossing, MA 01965
(978) 236-3000
Grades: 9-12
2-12 (day)
| 470 students
Lawrence Academy
Lawrence Academy Photo
(1)
26 Powderhouse Road, P.O. Box 992
Groton, MA 01450
(978) 448-1530
Grades: 9-12
| 416 students
The MacDuffie School
The MacDuffie School Photo - Aerial view of MacDuffie's 250 acre campus
(1)
66 School Street
Granby, MA 01033
(413) 255-0000
Grades: 6-12, PG
| 275 students
Middlesex School
Middlesex School Photo - English Class
(29)
1400 Lowell Road
Concord, MA 01742
(978) 371-6524
Grades: 9-12
| 420 students
Milton Academy
Milton Academy Photo - Milton Academy is only eight miles from Boston's museums, schools and attractions, but it has the benefits of a 130-acre New England campus-with green quads and lots of fall foliage.
(8)
170 Centre Street
Milton, MA 02186
(617) 898-2227
Grades: 9-12
K-12 (day)
| 717 students
Miss Hall's School
Miss Hall's School Photo - A talented, supportive community of learners awaits you at MHS. Our faculty are dedicated mentors who are passionate about their subjects and creative in their teaching, unafraid to ditch the textbook in favor of collaborative, project-based learning.
(6)
492 Holmes Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201
(413) 499-1300
Grades: 9-12, PG
| 192 students
280 Locke Drive
Marlborough, MA 01752
(508) 205-4270
Grades: 8-12, PG
7-12, PG (day)
| 110 students
Northfield Mount Hermon
Northfield Mount Hermon Photo - NMH is a coed boarding school serving 650 students in grades 9-12. We also offer a postgraduate year. Our wooded campus borders the Connecticut River in western Massachusetts, and in this beautiful setting, we challenge young people to think hard, work hard, discover new talents, and hone the ones they already possess.
(15)
One Lamplighter Way
Mount Hermon, MA 01354
(413) 498-3227
Grades: 9-12, PG
| 645 students
Phillips Academy Andover
Phillips Academy Andover Photo - The quintessential New England campus is 21 miles to Boston by car or train, and a 10 minute walk to downtown Andover.
(16)
180 Main Street
Andover, MA 01810
(978) 749-4050
Grades: 9-12, PG
| 1,154 students
St. Mark's School
St. Mark's School Photo - St. Mark's School
(Episcopal)
(7)
25 Marlboro Road
Southborough, MA 01772
(508) 786-6118
Grades: 9-12
| 370 students
Stoneleigh-Burnham School
Stoneleigh-Burnham School Photo - Our challenging and supportive learning environment encourages appropriate risk-taking by providing a safe space for making mistakes. Stoneleigh-Burnham School offers the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme.
(15)
574 Bernardston Road
Greenfield, MA 01301
(413) 774-2711
Grades: 7-12, PG
| 120 students
Tabor Academy
226 Front Street
Marion, MA 02738
(508) 291-8300
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
12 Highland Street
Natick, MA 01760
(508) 650-5020
Grades: 9-12, PG
| 284 students
Wilbraham & Monson Academy
Wilbraham & Monson Academy Photo
(11)
423 Main Street
Wilbraham, MA 01095
(413) 596-9107
Grades: 8-12, PG
6-12, PG (day)
| 400 students
19 Payson Avenue
Easthampton, MA 01027
(413) 529-3241
Grades: 9-12, PG
7-12, PG (day)
| 400 students
The Winchendon School
The Winchendon School Photo
(2)
172 Ash Street
Winchendon, MA 01475
(978) 297-4476
Grades: 9-12, PG
| 285 students
Worcester Academy
Worcester Academy Photo - With over 180 courses, 45 honors and Advanced Placement (AP) courses and an immersive middle school curriculum, you are sure to find a course of instruction that excites you.
(1)
81 Providence Street
Worcester, MA 01604
(508) 459-5481
Grades: 9-12, PG
6-12, PG (day)
| 508 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many boarding schools are located in Massachusetts?
There are 32 college-preparatory boarding schools located in Massachusetts.
What is the average tuition cost of boarding school in Massachusetts?
The average Massachusetts boarding school tuition cost is $72,428 per year.
What is the oldest boarding school in Massachusetts?
The Governor's Academy (formerly Governor Dummer Academy), founded in 1763, is the oldest boarding school in Massachusetts.
What boarding school in Massachusetts has the lowest acceptance rates?
Deerfield Academy has the lowest boarding school acceptance rate (13%) in Massachusetts.
What boarding school in Massachusetts has the highest average SAT scores?
Middlesex School has the highest average SAT scores (1470) in Massachusetts.

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