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Private Boarding School McDuffie

Address: 66 School St, Granby, MA 01033
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Description Private Boarding School McDuffie

  • Language of instruction: English
  • Established: in 1890
  • Location: Granby, Massachusetts, USA
  • Students age: from 12 to 19 years
  • Training programs: middle and high school, US High School Diploma, ESL (English as a foreign language)
  • Total number of students: 227 people (53% of foreigners, The hostel is 54%)
  • Type of study: joint (mixed)
  • Type of accommodation and accommodation: residence (board from 12 years).

MacDuffie School is an independent school for teaching children from 6th to 12th grade. Employees strive not only to give students a high-quality academic education, but also to instill in them curiosity, ethical principles, valuable social qualities, respect and tolerance, the ability to work effectively independently and in a team. Individuality, personal skills and abilities, the right to self-determination and freedom of choice are highly valued here. All pupils celebrate a wonderful friendly atmosphere of mutual assistance, understanding, a sense of comradely shoulder.

Approximately 74% of graduates successfully pass final exams (for points above 3, average score for SAT - 1620), 100% go to selected universities without any difficulties. Many students choose prestigious, rating universities:

  • Universities of Massachusetts
  • Simmons College
  • Universities of Boston
  • Harvard
  • George Washington University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Wheaton College
  • The Suffolk University
  • [ 999.21] University of Illinois.

MacDuffie School is proud of its graduates, many of whom have become well-known and sought-after professionals. For example, it is worth noting the first woman who took the post of head of a large television company - this is Betsey Bernard, president of AT & amp; T.

The institution supports high educational standards - it is difficult and very interesting to study here. Training groups and classes are formed by small (up to 14 people): so teachers can implement a personal approach, pay close attention to the achievements and successes of each student, closely monitor its progress. The modern methods and methods of teaching are actively used, interactive elements are introduced, in the lessons it is allowed to use a personal laptop - all this makes the learning process not only more effective, but also more interesting and comfortable. Throughout the campus there is access to WI-fi, electronic libraries are equipped, the latest technical equipment is used.

Schoolchildren actively develop the ability of critical thinking, independence, the ability to formulate and defend their point of view, the skill of personal and teamwork. More than 74% of teachers have academic degrees: they not only share academic knowledge and personal experience, but also motivate students to achieve high goals, instill a craving for knowledge. The ratio of teachers to students is 1: 6.

MacDuffie School occupies a fairly large territory (500 acres) in the heart of the picturesque Valley Valley, near the town of Granby, Massachusetts. The campus is surrounded by green woodlands, magnificent fields, lawns and glades for picnics. The distance to Boston is 90 kilometers, to New York - 300 kilometers, so if you want you can feel the rhythm of the big city, going on an excursion, enjoy the city, retail, entertainment infrastructure.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Private Boarding School McDuffie

Program name

Quick overview: an educational program in high school is designed for international students. In high school, a fairly large list of subjects is being studied - all at the sophisticated, in-depth level characteristic of the AP program.

List of subjects to study:

  • English literature;
  • Mathematical analysis;
  • Spanish;
  • The World History;
  • Introduction to higher mathematics;
  • French;
  • Chemistry;
  • History of the USA;
  • Higher Mathematics;
  • Physics;
  • European History;
  • Statistics;
  • English;
  • Latin language.

Accommodation, housing and food

There are separate comfortable residences for boys and girls: they provide cozy, fully equipped rooms for 1-2 people, there is access to the Internet.

Meals at the MacDuffie School are organized on a full board basis: three times on weekdays and twice on weekends (brunch and dinner). The diet and menu completely meet the high requirements of the specialized organization SAGE: the principle of healthy, balanced nutrition is observed, dishes do not contain trans fats and GMOs, local products from surrounding farms and bakeries are used.

Subjects, specialties, faculties and sport

Subjects list : art, biology, chemistry, design, economics, English, English philology, geography, history, Information Technology, maths, music, philosophy, physical Culture, physics, Social philosophy
Events list: badminton, basketball, dancing, Drawing on canvas, field hockey, football, golf, lacrosse, music studio, skiing, swimming, tennis, theater Workshop

Events Private Boarding School McDuffie

MacDuffie School students can attend one of 28 interest clubs in their free time: 999.1]

  • Chinese Literature
  • Star Wars Lovers Club [999.6 ]
  • Creating robots
  • Cinematography
  • Making movies
  • Student self-government
  • Nature protection
  • Animation and much, much more.

Many students are happy to devote time to sports and active recreation - the following options are available for them:

  • Running
  • American football
  • Badminton
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Lacrosse
  • Volleyball
  • Extreme Sports
  • ] Dance
  • Tennis
  • Ballet
  • Softball
  • Field hockey.

There are various interesting excursions on weekends - For example, you can go to the theater or to a concert, to Harvard or MIT, to visit the Museum of Science or the Museum of Fine Arts.


  • According to 2019 information, the average SAT score is 1250, and the average ACT score is 31.

Equipment Private Boarding School McDuffie

For students prepared comfortable residences, 25 spacious classrooms with smart boards, two extensive libraries, functional scientific laboratories and computer classes. There is a special entertainment center, studios for music and choreography, its own bookstore, administrative blocks, a dining room and a medical center. Sports facilities are also well represented: a large gym of general physical education, tennis courts, a gym and a spacious swimming pool, a variety of playgrounds and fields for team games.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The cost of a full academic year is $ 64,000 with accommodation.

Full year of study and fees cost
Grades 6-12 $ 55,450
Student fee $ 3600
Activity fee $ 275
Laundry fee (required for borders) $ 1275
Medical insurance $ 1300
ELL program (if required for evaluation) $ 2100
Full year, including fees $ 64,000


Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

  • Report card for the last 2 years
  • Recommendations from the class teacher, math and English teachers, if possible - from other teachers
  • A cover letter from the student on the topic "Why do I want to study at your school?"
  • All the rewards, letters, letters of thanks, medals and regalia
  • Test results in English (sometimes you need to pass the exam and mathematics) - you can pass it directly at the school or in the official accredited center.

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Private Boarding School McDuffie reviews

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