280 Locke Drive
Marlborough, MA 01752
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New England Innovation Academy Photo #1 - In modern maker spaces and learning labs, working alongside leading-edge faculty and in hands-on partnerships with local businesses, NEIA challenges students in richly relevant environments. We empower young people to find their passion and potential and to gain the confidence and skills they need for successful futures in academia, in careers, and in a life of continuous, purposeful learning.
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New England Innovation Academy Photo #1 - In modern maker spaces and learning labs, working alongside leading-edge faculty and in hands-on partnerships with local businesses, NEIA challenges students in richly relevant environments. We empower young people to find their passion and potential and to gain the confidence and skills they need for successful futures in academia, in careers, and in a life of continuous, purposeful learning.
New England Innovation Academy Photo #2 - NEIA offers an exciting and rigorous academic program designed to inspire students to deeply understand the purpose and relevance of their own education. Our future-focused curriculum features integrated projects, exciting problem solving, active student engagement, and coaching from skilled instructors with disciplinary knowledge.
New England Innovation Academy Photo #3 - "NEIA students will develop a deep sense of empathy, respect, and responsibility, as well as the courage to be, in Gandhi's words, the change they wish to see in the world." - TOM WOELPER, HEAD OF SCHOOL
New England Innovation Academy Photo #4 - We have a growing number of partnerships here at NEIA, including our incredible language program run by the Rassias Center at Dartmouth College. Pictured above is Babson@NEIA - an engaging program where faculty members from Babson College led a month long entrepreneurship course for our 9th & 10th grade students!
New England Innovation Academy Photo #5 - At NEIA - we are committed to providing an innovative, relevant, and future-focused learning experience. We believe in the power of empathy, curiosity, and collaboration to transform people`s lives and positively affect change in the world.
New England Innovation Academy Photo #6 - NEIA provides a rigorous, relevant, project-based education that prepares students for college success and purposeful careers.
New England Innovation Academy Photo #7 - "Students today will be stepping into a complex, globally-connected world that will require innovative thinking and collaborative, interdisciplinary approaches." - MATTHEW S. KRESSY, FOUNDING DIRECTOR, MIT INTEGRATED DESIGN & MANAGEMENT (MITIDM)
New England Innovation Academy Photo #8 - We deeply value student voice at NEIA, which has lead to a thriving culture of trying new things and establishing community clubs, like the Fishing Club pictured here!
New England Innovation Academy Photo #9 - Our entire ethos as a community is to prepare students for what`s next. NEIA innovators take a journey of self-discovery to identify their passion, find their purpose, and bring their ideas to impact.
New England Innovation Academy (NEIA) is the school the world needs next.
A brand new liberal arts school for day and boarding students in grades 6-12, NEIA is preparing young innovators with a future-focused curriculum, human-centered design, and real-world inclusion.
Set on a beautiful 26-acre campus in Marlborough, Massachusetts, the school offers a custom curriculum informed by research at MIT's Integrated Design and Management program.
NEIA`s curriculum offers a holistic approach to learning, one that balances and enriches interdisciplinary learning through integrated projects, exciting problem solving, active student engagement, and coaching from skilled instructors with disciplinary knowledge.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 8-12
  • Enrollment: 114 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $65,625
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $44,625
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School News

  • A Magical Evening - Inaugural NEIA Gala - 07/19/2022
    The inaugural NEIA Gala took place on Friday, June 10, to celebrate the culmination of our first year and unveil the products designed by our founding innovators! Innovators launched 21 ...morecompanies and sold products they imagined, designed, and created to raise $10,000 in one evening. hide
  • NEIA Innovator Named a Finalist in the World of 7 Billion Contest - 07/19/2022
    The World of 7 Billion encourages students to explore how population growth impacts a global challenge. Kayla Vallecillo, a grade 9 student, was named a top 10 finalist for her ...moreproject on Urban Heat Islands. Students worldwide choose a topic and propose an idea for a sustainable solution in a quick 60-second video. hide

Top Rankings

New England Innovation Academy ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 307 schools) for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2022 School Data
New England Innovation Academy
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
8-12
9-12
Grades Offered (Day)
6-12
5-12
School Type
Co-ed
Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
2020
1907
Campus Size
26 acres
126 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
114 students
300 students
% Students of Color
48%
26%
% Students Boarding
26%
70%
Offers Post-Grad Year
No
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
No
No
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
NEIA engages students in a human-centered design approach to school apparel so they have a say in what they wear!
Casual
Average Class Size
13 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
7:1
ESL Courses Offered
No
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
95%
70%
Summer Program Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Tuition Cost

Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$65,625
(2022-2023 residential tuition is $61,425 for grade 8 and $65,625 for grades 9-12. NEIA offers a family individualized tuition program for financial aid across the income spectrum. )
$61,200
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$44,625
(2022-2023 day tuition is $40,425 for grades 6-8 and $44,625 for grades 9-12. NEIA offers a family individualized tuition program for financial aid across the income spectrum. )
$34,900
% Students on Financial Aid
50%
40%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant
$25,000
$25,000
Merit Scholarships Offered
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
None / Rolling
Jan. 15
Director of Admissions
Katie Luellen
Devin Worthington
Associate Director of Admissions
Brynn

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
12
23
Extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Engineering, Gardening Club, Outdoor Adventure Club, Publications, Winter Sports

Arts and Music Programs:
Choir, Dance, Technical Theater, Theatre, Visual Arts

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Martial Arts, Robotics Team

School Notes

  • At this time, we are not able to provide visas. Please check back in a year or so!
  • The FAMILY INDIVIDUALIZED TUITION PROGRAM, a sliding-scale tuition model, is designed to make education at NEIA affordable to families for whom a traditional financial aid structure might not be the best solution.
  • NEIA offers a range of tuition options with a specific number of placements in each grade. It is our shared goal for each family`s tuition level to be an amount that demonstrates the priority placed on providing an exceptional education for their children.
  • We are committed to providing an innovative, relevant, and future-focused learning experience. We believe in the power of empathy, curiosity, and collaboration to transform lives and positively affect change in the world. 
  • Students connect Passion to Purpose, bring Ideas to Impact, and graduate ready for what's Next. Students create a unique PIN to become the change they want to see in a rapidly evolving world.
  • NEIA's learning experience will encourage students to build empathy, take risks, and engage in hands-on community, environment, and industry projects.
  • Learn more about our Flexible Tuition Program and our locked tuition rates.
Source: Verified school update
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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 8-12
  • Enrollment: 114 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $65,625
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $44,625
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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