Byfield United States of America
The Governor's Academy (formerly Governor Dummer Academy)

Thank you for considering The Governor's Academy (formerly Governor Dummer Academy).


Govs is an open, optimistic learning community filled with life-changing opportunities. Students in ninth through twelfth grade learn and grow at Govs 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.

  • Day school tuition N/A - $50700 USD
  • Grades for day school 9th Grade/Year 10 -
    12th Grade/Year 13
  • Year founded 1763
  • Boarding school tuition N/A - $63800 USD
  • Grades for boarding school 9th Grade/Year 10 -
    12th Grade/Year 13
  • Curricula Host Country's National
  • Type Co-ed

Admissions Information

Entry Requirements

• Complete inquiry form. • Tour and interview (on-campus or via Skype or Zoom). • Provide recommendations (mathematics teacher, English teacher, personal, and optional special interest). • Provide transcript release form to current school. • Complete an application. • Pay application fee. • Take the SSAT or ISEE. • Take the TOEFL or IELTS (non-native English speakers). • Send test scores. • Complete financial aid application (if applicable).

  • First application deadline Day applicants: 15 January. Boarding applicants: 31 January.


  • Assigns homework Yes
  • Use of technology in the classroom Yes
  • Language of instruction English
  • Native English teachers Yes
  • Examinations available Advanced Placement - AP

School Life

  • Most common nationality US
  • Average class size 11

Sports Teams

Alpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Dance, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter Track, Wrestling