The MacDuffie School

66 School Street
Granby, MA 01033
Founded in 1890, The MacDuffie School is a boarding and day school for Boys & Girls in grades 6- 12 located in Granby, Massachusetts. Our 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.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 6-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 275 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $57,150
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $30,600
  • Acceptance rate: 50%
  • Average class size: 11 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

The MacDuffie School ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 288 schools) for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2023 School Data
The MacDuffie School
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
6-12, PG
9-12
School Type
Co-ed
Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)
Yes
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1890
1906
Campus Size
254 acres
130 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
275 students
314 students
% Students of Color
57%
25%
% International Students
40%
20%
% Students Boarding
55%
67%
Average SAT Score
1265
* National Avg. »View
Average ACT score
29
*National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year
Yes
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
No
No
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Average Class Size
11 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
7:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
30
17
ESL Courses Offered
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
75%
71%
Summer Program Offered
Yes

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$1 million
$25 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$57,150
(ELL Program Fee $2200)
$64,000
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$30,600
($25,700 grades 6-8)
$34,180
Tuition international students
$3,750
$55,200
Yearly Tuition
(5 Day Boarding)
$55,650
$46,000
% Students on Financial Aid
54%
40%
Merit Scholarships Offered
No
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
Feb. 1 / rolling
Jan. 15
SSAT Required
Yes
Yes
Average Percentile SSAT
51%
-
Acceptance Rate
50%
60%
Director of Admissions
Rachel Sadler

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
30
17
Courses
AP Biology, BC Calculus, Calculus, Chemistry, English Language and Composition, English Language and Literature, European History, French, Latin, Multivariable Calculus, Physics, Spanish, Statistics, US History, World History

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
38
23
Extracurriculars
AWARE, Bunkerstube Club (manages the student snack shop/game room), Essence Club, Students Against Nature's Exploitation (SANE)

Club or Organization:
Animation Club, ASL Club, Bunkerstube Club, Calligraphy Club, Chess Club, Chinese Language & Culture Club, Debate Club, European Club, FBLA, Frisbee Club, Gourmet Club, Key Club, Latino Culture Organization, Liturgical Folk Choir, Math Relays, Media Club, MOSAIC, Photography Club, Physics Club, Pine Needle, Psychology Club, QSA, Rubik Cube Club, STEM Club, Tae Kwon Do, Tap Club, Tennis Club, The Instrumentalists, The Jam Club, The Magnet (student newspaper), The Magnolia Yearbook, The MUSE: Literary Magazine Club, Unicorn

Arts and Music Programs:
Dance Club

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

School Notes

  • Founded in 1890, The MacDuffie School is a boarding and day school for Boys & Girls in grades 6- 12 located in Granby, Massachusetts.  Our 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.
  • 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 254 beautiful acres.  MacDuffie is 25 miles from Hartford, 90 miles from Boston, 150 miles from New York City. MacDuffie is a place where we embrace and celebrate differences, where students from all over the world share their cultures, 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.
  • The MacDuffie School accreditations: New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Betsy Bernard - Former President of AT&T
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does The MacDuffie School cost?
The MacDuffie School's tuition is approximately $57,150 for boarding students and $30,600 for day students.
What schools are The MacDuffie School often compared to?
The MacDuffie Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Marvelwood School by visitors of our site.
What is the acceptance rate of The MacDuffie School?
The acceptance rate of The MacDuffie School is 50%, which is lower than the boarding school average of 60%.
Who are famous alumni from The MacDuffie School?
The MacDuffie School famous alumni include: Betsy Bernard.
What sports does The MacDuffie School offer?
The MacDuffie School offers 15 interscholastic sports: Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country Running, Dance, Golf, Lacrosse, Paddle Tennis, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee and Volleyball.
What is The MacDuffie School's ranking?
The MacDuffie School ranks among the top 20 boarding schools for High # of AP/advanced courses offered.
When is the application deadline for The MacDuffie School?
The application deadline for The MacDuffie School 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 (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 6-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 275 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $57,150
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $30,600
  • Acceptance rate: 50%
  • Average class size: 11 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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