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 acres110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment275 students310 students
% Students of Color
57%
21%
% International Students
53%
20%
% Students Boarding
54%
67%
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
74%
70%
Summer Program OfferedNoYes

Finances

Endowment Size$1 million$19 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$53,850
(ELL Program Fee $2000)
$54,800
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$28,825
(23550 grades 6-8)
$30,550
Tuition international students$3,750$48,850
Yearly Tuition
(5 Day Boarding)
$51,775$40,300
% Students on Financial Aid
54%
37%
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo

Admission

Application DeadlineFeb. 15 / rollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Average Percentile SSAT51%-
Acceptance Rate
74%
55%
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

Sports

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

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations2524
ExtracurricularsSesquipedalians, Student Admissions Representatives (STARS), Student Government, Students Against Nature's Exploitation (SANE)

Club or Organization:
Animation Club, Chess Club, Chinese Language & Culture Club, Debate Club, European Club, Frisbee Club, Latino Culture Organization, Mathletes, Model United Nations, Movie-Making Club, Nanta Club, Robotics Club, Snow Sports Club, Step Team, Stick and String Club, 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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