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Summary: Our academic programs are rigorous and relevant; students actively participate in the learning process and are well prepared for college and the lives they will lead after they graduate. The average class size is 12 students. Governor's offers honors, advanced, and Advanced Placement classes, as well as independent study. Foreign languages include Chinese, French, German, Latin and Spanish.
Department Director: Elaine White
Average Class Size: 12
Full Time Teachers: 82
Teachers Holding Advanced Degrees: 68.00%
Student/Teacher Ratio: 5/1
Number of AP Courses Offered: 25
Notable Achievements: Essex County Math League Champions 2013 and 2014,, 2014 Concord Review research writing publication, Collaboration with Charles Fadel Biosystems progra
Summary: The Governor's Academy is a warm and caring community. Students and faculty members get to know each other well in our classrooms, on the fields, in the dining hall, and in the dorms. They develop a deep sense of trust and respect for each other and forge lifelong friendships. In this safe and accepting environment, students are willing to try new things, often discovering hidden talents along the way. At Governor's students find they can truly be themselves.
Department Director: Perry Nelson
Number of Dorms: 9
Average Students Per Dorm: 23
No. of Girls Dorms: 4
No. of Boys Dorms: 5
Dress Code: Other
Summary: Students learn to live on their own, make new best friends, juggle academic and social lives and manage their time. They lead healthy and happy lives by eating well, exercising and getting enough sleep.
Together, students share meals in the dining hall, perform in school plays, write for the school paper, captain team sports, and serve in student government.
To foster community, Governor's allows day students to stay with boarding students in the dorms on Friday and Saturday nights. Day students often reciprocate by inviting boarders to their homes for a weekend visit, a home-cooked meal, or a load (or two) of laundry.
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Summary: ARTS - With wide-ranging opportunities and inspiring faculty members who are accomplished artists in their own right, our students produce high-level work in the visual and performing arts. Their talent has been noticed for two years running. The Governor's Academy has won more awards in the Boston Globe Scholastic Art Awards competition than any other private secondary school.
ATHLETICS - With more than 20 sports at levels from championship winning varsity teams to thirds for students trying a sport for the first time, there's something for everyone at Governor's. We're proud of our strong record in the Independent School League, and prouder still of the lifelong lessons our athletes learn about sportsmanship and teamwork. Many of our athletes go on to play on nationally ranked teams in the NCAA Division I, II, and II. As top college athletes and team captains, they're often the ones making the headlines and shaping the team ethos on and off the field.
Arts Department Director: David Oxton
Athletics Department Director: Roberta McLain
Notable Achievements: 57 Boston Globe art award recognitions, 3 time ISL and NE champion football team 2012-2014, 2013 and 2014 National Art award recipients
Summary: The college counseling process begins when a student arrives, as each is assigned to a college counselor. For one's junior year the school hosts a College Day program for students and their parents. Governor's maintains an extensive resource center with college catalogs, viewbooks, DVDs, and other important information. We understand the selection process may be somewhat stressful, so we encourage our students to plan ahead, take advantage of the services we offer, and have confidence in their decisions.
Department Director: Joe Bobroskas
Percentage of Graduates Who Attend College: 100.00%
Colleges attended in the past 5 years by our graduates:
Middle Percentile of SAT Scores
For me, the Academy was a place where nurturing teachers challenged me to grow. By giving me the confidence to expect more from myself, the Academy taught me some of the most valuable life lessons.
-Peter Quimby, Class of 1985,
I learned how to study, how to ask questions, and how to have passionate discussions. I established the core beliefs of the individual I am today.
-Margo (Doyle) Dhaliwal, Class of 1990,
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