The MacDuffie School

66 School Street
Granby, MA 01033
Tel: 413-255-0000
  • "The MacDuffie School is a rigorous college preparatory school for grades 6- 12 whose mission is to foster in all students the intellectual habits of mind, high ethical standards and respect for diversity required for becoming morally responsible and effective individuals in their personal lives, careers and communities and beyond...".

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Definition of Terms 
2016 School Data
The MacDuffie School Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Prep College Preparatory
Grades Offered 6-12, PG 9-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1890 1910
Campus Size 250 acres 110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 294 students 298 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Score 1679 * National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile) 1550 - 1910 -
Average ACT score 26 *National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad Year Yes No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Casual Casual
Average Class Size 11 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:7 1:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 28 16
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes


Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
(ELL Program Fee $2000)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
(22550 grades 6-8)
Tuition international students $3,750 $47,000
Yearly Tuition
(5 Day Boarding)
$50,775 $38,000
% Students on Financial Aid
Merit Scholarships Offered Yes No


Application Deadline Feb. 15 / rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Acceptance Rate
Director of AdmissionsJeffrey Pilgrim

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 28 16
CoursesBC Calculus, Calculus, Chemistry, English Language and Composition, English Language and Literature, European History, French, Latin, Multivariable Calculus, Physics, Spanish, Statistics, US History, World History


# Interscholastic Sports Offered 13 14
SportsBadminton, Ballet, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball


Total Extracurricular Organizations 25 23
ExtracurricularsAnimation Club, Chess Club, Chinese Language & Culture Club, Dance Club, Debate Club, European Club, Frisbee Club, Latino Culture Organization, Mathletes, Model United Nations, Movie-Making Club, Nanta Club, Robotics Club, Sesquipedalians, Snow Sports Club, Step Team, Stick and String Club, Student Admissions Representatives (STARS), Student Government, Students Against Nature's Exploitation (SANE), Tae Kwon Do, Tap Club, Tennis Club, The Jam Club, Unicorn

College Matriculation

Year: 2011 - 2016 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
University of Illinois-Urbana 11
University of Massachusetts-Amherst 8
Boston Unviersity 7
Michigan State Unviersity 7
University of California-San Diego 6
University of Massachusetts-Boston 6
Brandeis University 5
Mount Holyoke College 5
Purdue University 5
University of California-Davis 5
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes

  • The MacDuffie School is a rigorous college preparatory school for grades 6-12 whose mission is to foster in all students the intellectual habits of mind, high ethical standards and respect for diversity required for becoming morally responsible and effective individuals in their personal lives, careers and communities and beyond.
  • There is nothing typical about a MacDuffie student. Each is an individual not to be molded to fit some kind of norm, but encouraged to be independent, thoughtful and articulate, to understand the value of study and organization, of expression and debate, and to respect each other and the planet on which we live.
  • Ask MacDuffie students what they like most about their school and the answer is the warm atmosphere and friendly relationship between faculty and students. This is a community where we respect and learn from each other.  MacDuffie is located on 23 beautiful acres.  MacDuffie is 25 miles from Hartford, 90 miles from Boston, 150 miles from New York City and a million miles from other prep schools. MacDuffie is a place where we embrace and celebrate differences, where students from all over the world share their cultures with the local day student population, and where all are able to explore their known and yet to be discovered talents in a safe and supportive environment. Our location in the heart of the Pioneer Valley in Western Massachusetts provides ample opportunity to expand the wall of the classroom to the halls of local universities, libraries, museums, mountains, streams and beyond.
  • School accreditations: New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Betsy Bernard - former President of AT & T
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