At A Glance


identify as international students


miles north of Boston and 5 miles south of Newburyport


varsity sports teams



campus bordered by the Parker River




Scholastic Art Awards in 2020


of students are on financial aid

$5.5 M

financial aid awarded annually


student average class size


Scholastic Writing Awards in 2020


year average faculty tenure


states represented in our student body



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Events & News

A Passion for Fashion

Ibby Eldredge ‘22, a junior boarding student from Lafayette, Louisiana, has been sewing since she was eight years old. She took Studio Art in the fall but was not able to fit an art elective into her busy academic schedule this spring, so she sought a way to marry her desire to continue studying art with Belle Struck '94 with her love for fashion and sewing. An independent study in fashion from the 1940s to the1990s was the perfect solution!

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Celebrating the Class of 2021

The Governor's Academy held its 258th Commencement exercises on Sunday, May 29. After a very unconventional year that saw members of the Class of 2021 living and learning in Byfield and across the globe due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 114 Seniors received their diplomas. Due to the rainy weather, Saturday’s Baccalaureate service and Senior Awards Ceremony and Sunday’s Commencement exercises were held indoors in the Pescosolido Field House. While there were COVID-19 precautions in place such as mask-wearing and distance between chairs, members of the Class of 2021 and their families were thrilled to be together to celebrate their accomplishments.

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Recent Graduate Wins Prestigious Presidential Scholarship

A two-time YoungArts™ winner. A two-time national Scholastic Writing winner. A national Scholastic Arts winner. And now Bimba Carpenter ‘21 can add U.S. Presidential Scholar to her list of impressive achievements. For the Wenham, MA native, her intense curiosity, creative passion, and core values have contributed to her success as a student, artist, and athlete.

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