Thayer and Braintree

Ever since 1871 when General Sylvanus Thayer included in his will a bequest “to build an academy... to promote the cause of education in the Commonwealth and to benefit the town of Braintree, the place of my birth,” Thayer Academy and Braintree have been cooperative neighbors.

Thayer Academy benefits by being a part of the Braintree community, with its rich history, diverse economy, and accessibility to Boston, the South Shore, and the western suburbs. The Academy contributes to this vibrant community in many ways, including opening its facilities to local civic and cultural organizations and providing many student volunteers to area nonprofits.

Below, discover how Thayer has been contributing resources, creating opportunities, and supporting its neighbors in Braintree and beyond since 1877.