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 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.

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Definition of Terms
 | 2021 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

Enrollment80 students300 students
% Students of Color
% 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 Size16 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Student : Teacher Ratio8:17:1
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program OfferedNoYes

Tuition Cost

Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
(2022-2023 residential tuition is $61,425 for grades 6-8 and $65,625 for grades 9-12. NEIA offers a family individualized tuition program. )
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
(2022-2023 day tuition is $41,425 for grades 6-8 and $44,625 for grades 9-12. NEIA offers a family individualized tuition program. )
% Students on Financial Aid
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$25,000$25,000
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo

Acceptance Rate

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

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses


# Interscholastic Sports Offered1016
SportsBasketball, Cross Country Running, Golf, Gymnastics, Intramural Sports Only, Mountaineering, Orienteering, Soccer, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee


Total Extracurricular Organizations1423
ExtracurricularsClub or Organization:
Engineering, Gardening Club, Outdoor Adventure Club, Publications, Winter Sports

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

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Circus Arts, Martial Arts, Robotics Team

School Notes

  • 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.
  • At this time, we are not able to provide visas. Please check back in a year or so!
  • LD types supported: Yes

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