The MacDuffie School

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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.

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Definition of Terms
 | 2020 School Data
The MacDuffie SchoolBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered6-12, PG9-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
ADD/ADHD SupportYesYes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded18901907
Campus Size254 acres125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment275 students302 students
% Students of Color
57%
25%
% International Students
40%
20%
% Students Boarding
55%
70%
Average SAT Score1265* National Avg. »View
Average ACT score29*National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad YearYesNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeCasualCasual
Average Class Size11 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Student : Teacher Ratio7:17:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered3018
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
75%
70%
Summer Program OfferedYesYes

Finances

Endowment Size$1 million$23 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$57,150
(ELL Program Fee $2200)
$59,050
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$30,600
($25,700 grades 6-8)
$33,082
Tuition international students$3,750$53,848
Yearly Tuition
(5 Day Boarding)
$55,650$44,100
% Students on Financial Aid
54%
40%
Merit Scholarships OfferedNoNo

Admission

Application DeadlineFeb. 1 / rollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Average Percentile SSAT51%-
Acceptance Rate
50%
57%
Director of AdmissionsRachel Sadler

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered3018
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 Offered1516
SportsBadminton, Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country Running, Dance, Golf, Lacrosse, Paddle Tennis, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations3823
ExtracurricularsAWARE, 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 - 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

  • 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

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