New England Innovation Academy

280 Locke Drive
Marlborough, MA 01752
New England Innovation Academy (NEIA) is the school the world needs next.
A brand new global 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.

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Definition of Terms
 | 2020 School Data
New EnglandBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)9-129-12
Grades Offered (Day)6-129-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
ADD/ADHD SupportYesYes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded20201907
Campus Size26 acres125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment64 students302 students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Scoren/a* National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad YearNoNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(NEIA engages students in a human-centered design approach to school apparel so they have a say in what they wear!)
Average Class Size14 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Student : Teacher Ratio3:17:1
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program OfferedNoYes

Tuition Cost

Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
% Students on Financial Aid
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$25,000
(First year $15,000 Founding Innovators scholarship)
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo

Acceptance Rate

Application DeadlineNone / RollingJan. 15
SSAT RequiredNoYes
Director of AdmissionsKevin Ramos-Glew

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses


# Interscholastic Sports Offered1216
SportsBasketball, Cross Country Running, Dance, Drill Team, Golf, Gymnastics, Intramural Sports Only, Mountaineering, Orienteering, Soccer, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee


Total Extracurricular Organizations1223
ExtracurricularsClub or Organization:
Engineering, Outdoor Adventure Club, Publications, Winter Sports

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

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Circus Arts, Robotics Team

School Notes

  • The FLEXIBLE 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.
  • We are offering a $15,000 Founding Innovators scholarship to students who are admitted for September 2021.  This scholarship is for the first year only. Learn more about our Flexible Tuition Program and our locked tuition rates.
  • At this time, we are not able to provide visas. Please check back in a year or so!
  • PLEASE NOTE: We are no longer accepting High School applications for Fall 2021.
  • LD types supported: Yes

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