New England Innovation Academy

280 Locke Drive
Marlborough, MA 01752
New England Innovation Academy Photo #1 - Everyone at the New England Innovation Academy (NEIA) is an innovator, learning and working together.
New England Innovation Academy Photo #2 - We will integrate human-centered design into the way we do reading, writing, or math so it becomes part of a student's reflexive response to solving problems.
New England Innovation Academy Photo #3 - 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 effect change in the world.
New England Innovation Academy Photo #4 - NEIA adults and students have visible and invisible diversity. Each innovator has an individual experience before coming to NEIA; we must start building toward finding Purpose from there.
New England Innovation Academy Photo #5 - Our spaces need to respond to an evolving, personalized and experiential curriculum. The curriculum model, and the spaces to support it, must be agile.
New England Innovation Academy Photo #6 - To Innovate you must feel you belong. As a human-centered design community, we work toward every NEIA innovator belonging.
New England Innovation Academy Photo #7
New England Innovation Academy Photo #8 - "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 #9
New England Innovation Academy Photo #10 - With human-centered design at our core, NEIA will foster a culture of collaboration and innovation.
  • 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.
  • In grades 6-10, students will engage in relevant, project-based learning that directly supports their academic success. In grades 11-12, NEIA will seek to offer the rigorous International Baccalaureate Diploma Program and Career-Related Program.

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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 students300 students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Scoren/a* National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad YearNoNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Dress@NEIA is human centered designed!)
Average Class Size14 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Student : Teacher Ratio3:17:1
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program OfferedNoYes


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


Application DeadlineFeb. 1 / 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 Organizations1224
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 people`s lives and positively effect 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. Find out about our Flexible Tuition model and our locked tuition rates.
  • LD types supported: yes

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