The MacDuffie School

66 School Street
Granby, MA 01033
  • "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 
2018 School Data
The MacDuffie SchoolBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered6-129-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
ADD/ADHD SupportYesYes
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded18901910
Campus Size254 acres105 acres

Student Body

Enrollment275 students318 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Score1210* National Avg. »View
Average ACT score27*National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad YearNoNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeCasualCasual
Average Class Size11 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:71:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered3017
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program OfferedNoYes


Endowment Size$1 million$20 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
(ELL Program Fee $2000)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
(23550 grades 6-8)
Tuition international students$3,750$50,000
Yearly Tuition
(5 Day Boarding)
% Students on Financial Aid
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo


Application DeadlineFeb. 15 / rollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Average Percentile SSAT51%-
Acceptance Rate
Director of AdmissionsJeffrey Pilgrim

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered3017
CoursesAP 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


# Interscholastic Sports Offered1315
SportsBadminton, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball


Total Extracurricular Organizations2523
ExtracurricularsAWARE, Bunkerstube Club (manages the student snack shop/game room), Essence Club, Students Against Nature's Exploitation (SANE)

Club or Organization:
Animation Club, Bunkerstube Club, Chess Club, Chinese Language & Culture Club, Debate Club, European Club, FBLA, Frisbee Club, Gourmet Club, Latino Culture Organization, Liturgical Folk Choir, Math Relays, Media Club, Pine Needle, Pine Needle Yearbook, Tae Kwon Do, Tap Club, Tennis Club, The Jam Club, Unicorn

Arts and Music Programs:
Dance Club

College Matriculation

Year: 2011 - 201610 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
University of Illinois-Urbana11
University of Massachusetts-Amherst8
Boston Unviersity7
Michigan State Unviersity7
University of California-San Diego6
University of Massachusetts-Boston6
Brandeis University5
Mount Holyoke College5
Purdue University5
University of California-Davis5
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.
  • 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

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