Bright, bold, and ambitious students have been learning and growing at The Governor’s Academy, the oldest boarding school in New England, for over 250 years. Located in Byfield, Massachusetts, thirty-three miles north of Boston and five miles south of Newburyport, our independent school’s expansive campus is bordered by the Parker River and the Great Marsh.
The Governor's Academy is an open, optimistic learning community filled with life-changing opportunities. Students in ninth through twelfth grade learn and grow at Governor’s in our classrooms, studios, theaters, fields, and courts. Surrounded by friends and teachers, our students discover and develop their passions across academics, arts, and athletics, and achieve excellence.