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:
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.
In high school, a fairly large list of subjects is being studied - all at the sophisticated, in-depth level characteristic of the AP program:
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.
MacDuffie School students can attend one of 28 interest clubs in their free time: 999.1]
Many students are happy to devote time to sports and active recreation - the following options are available for them:
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.
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.
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|
|Language courses, schools and children's language camps||Primary and secondary education - private schools||Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education||Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA|
| - we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs) |
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
| - we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program, |
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
| - we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program, |
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively
| - recommended submission one year before the start of the program, |
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.