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 (2023)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 8-12
  • Enrollment: 96 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $65,625
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $44,625
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Upcoming Events and News

  • Competency-Based Approach to Education - 02/03/2023
    NEIA believes in the power of empathy, curiosity, and collaboration to transform people`s lives and positively affect change in the world. For clarity and equity, assignments are designed and assessed ...morethrough our Competency-Based Education system. hide
  • Grade 11 Pitch Biomanufacturing Solutions to Industry Professionals - 02/03/2023
    In our upper school science program, grade 11 students completed a four-week intensive project on biomanufacturing by presenting a business pitch to industry professionals.The pitches were a culmination of Advanced ...moreRegenerative Manufacturing Institute (ARMI)`s sponsored high school program: BioTrek. Real world experiences! hide
  • NEIA featured on CBS Series “America ByDesign” - 02/03/2023
    New England Innovation Academy (NEIA), will be featured in the December 10th episode of America ByDesign Season 3 on CBS News Streaming Network. NEIA has quickly gained recognition for its ...moreinnovative, design-focused, and entrepreneurial curriculum. Founded by a group of interdisciplinary educators, NEIA prepares students to shape the world through innovation, entrepreneurship and human-centered design. hide
  • Introducing NEIA Fellows: Baldev Rawat and Dev Bhatia - 02/03/2023
    New England Innovation Academy is proud to introduce Baldev Rawat, educator and entrepreneur, and Dev Bhatia, software engineer, to our community as NEIA Fellows. Both of their work involves educating ...moreand mentoring innovators in all grades. hide
  • Esports at NEIA - 02/03/2023
    NEIA esports is led by Alexander Yu, who states, "Especially with more tactical games such as Valorant, it teaches the players to utilize their brain more when introduced to unique ...moresituations. Gaming itself is innately fun and entertaining, with the ability to create a deeper bond with peers of similar interests. This is really shown through our innovators that are part of our esports program." hide

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
5-12
Grades Offered (Day)
6-12
Pre-K-12
School Type
Co-ed
Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
2020
1906
Campus Size
26 acres
126 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
96 students
310 students
% Students of Color
48%
25%
% 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
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. Please note: 2023-2024 rates will be published in February. )
$61,400
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$44,625
(2022-2023 day tuition is $40,425 for grades 6-8 and $44,625 for grades 9-12. Please note: 2023-2024 rates will be published in February. )
$33,830
% Students on Financial Aid
50%
40%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant
$25,000
$25,000
Merit Scholarships Offered
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
Feb. 1 / rolling
Jan. 15
Director of Admissions
Katie Luellen
Devin Worthington
Associate Director of Admissions
Brynn

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
19
23
Extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Debate Club, Engineering, Esports, Game Development Club, Gardening Club, Publications, Robotics Team, Service Learning Club, Winter Sports

Arts and Music Programs:
Music Club, Technical Theater, Theatre, Visual Arts

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Basketball Club, Fitness, Martial Arts, Ski Club, Taekwondo, Volleyball Club

School Notes

  • At this time, we are not able to provide visas. Please check back in a year or so!
  • 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.
  • Join us at one of our many Admission Events!
  • New England Innovation Academy accreditations: NEAS&C Candidate
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does New England Innovation Academy cost?

New England Innovation Academy's tuition is approximately $65,625 for boarding students and $44,625 for day students.

What sports does New England Innovation Academy offer?

New England Innovation Academy offers 8 interscholastic sports: Badminton, Cross Country Running, Golf, Intramural Sports Only, Mountain Biking, Orienteering, Tennis and Ultimate Frisbee.

Does New England Innovation Academy offer a summer program?

Yes, New England Innovation Academy offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.

When is the application deadline for New England Innovation Academy?

The application deadline for New England Innovation Academy is Feb. 1 / rolling (applications are due on Feb. 1 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 8-12
  • Enrollment: 96 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $65,625
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $44,625
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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