Mission & Philosophy
The Governor’s Academy, founded in 1763 on New England farmland, combines centuries of tradition with a dedication to educational innovation. Students flourish in a diverse community distinguished by enduring relationships with teachers and defined by a commitment to learning and a thoughtful balance of academics, athletics, arts and service to others. Academy graduates are life-long learners who embrace their civic duty and global responsibility.
Non Sibi Sed Aliis
Our school motto, non sibi sed aliis, is Latin for “not for self but for others.” At Governor’s, we live that motto every day. Service to the community has long been a tradition at the Academy and today, every student completes a minimum of 100 hours of community service before graduation.