Information for Accepted Students

Congratulations on your acceptance to Thayer Academy! Following are some events and programs that will help answer any questions you have about life at Thayer.


Dear New Students,

We are very pleased indeed to invite you to join the Thayer community.

Great care was taken during the admissions process to identify prospective students who could both contribute to our school life and benefit from the many opportunities Thayer provides. We recognize that your qualities and attributes will make you an especially fine addition to a community that values aspiring and supportive young people.

As you already know, the Thayer experience is strengthened by the diverse array of students whose circumstances, backgrounds, talents, and aspirations enrich our culture. It is also a school culture that makes possible the broad and deep participation in a multitude of areas of our school life. You will be encouraged strongly to draw as much as possible from these opportunities to reach and grow.

An equally vital ingredient of our school life is contributing to an environment where our students celebrate and support the achievements of their peers. We are confident that you will embrace this important role, even as you pursue your own passions and cultivate your own talents.

Each year, we are thankful so many students like you apply to Thayer, and each year our community is renewed and strengthened as you and others join in common purpose to learn and to contribute.

You have much to offer, and I hope you will join us in the fall.

Sincerely,

Ted Koskores ’70 P ’10, ’13
Thayer Academy Head of School


Campus Visit Days and Tours

We are happy to welcome all accepted students to campus for a welcome program and tour. Each accepted student is allowed up to two guests to join them for the program. All COVID-19 protocols will be followed. 

All visit days begin on the Upper School campus at the Center for the Arts. Parking is available in the lot off of Central Avenue. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of the program. The program will begin with a presentation (approx. 30 minutes) followed by campus tours in small, pre-assigned groups.

Registration is required. Please call the Admissions Office at 781.664.2221 to register for your selected visit day.

Middle School
Visit Days

Upper School
Visit Days

Thursday, April 1
3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Grades 7 & 8 only

Saturday, April 3
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Grades 5 & 6 only

Saturday, April 3
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Grades 7 & 8 only

Thursday, April 8
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Grades 5 & 6 only

Saturday, April 3
8:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Saturday, April 3
10:30 - 12:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 6
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 7
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

 

Important Dates

Saturday, April 10
Decision deadline for families

Monday, May 17
9th Grade Welcome Program

Saturday, June 5
Placement testing for new US students

August (date TBD)
International Student Tea

August (date TBD)
New Middle School Student Orientation

September 1-3
Freshman Orientation (tentative)

September 8
First Day of School

New 10th & 11th Grade student orientation

Helpful Links

Plans in place for a new Middle School

Thayer Academy recently unveiled design plans for a reimagined Middle School campus with community and connection as guiding principles. The yearlong construction project will create a two-story building with new classrooms, a new dining hall, a digital media classroom, and increased space for the arts. Middle School students will make use of the former St. Francis of Assisi School during the construction phase, which will begin either this summer or next.

In Their Own Words

Discover what Tracey & Troy Wilson P '21 and other current parents and guardians have to say about what makes the Thayer experience unique, and learn how to connect with a Parent Ambassador.

Virtual Events for Accepted Students

We hope you will join us online for these virtual events for accepted students! Registration is required. You can register by calling the Admissions office at 781.664.2221 or online through Ravenna. 

To register online: Once you are in your Ravenna account, go to your application page. Just below the Thayer campus photo, you will see “Accepted Student Events”. Click on the “register” button to sign up for any of our virtual events.

Student Panels

Don't miss these exciting virtual student panels where you will hear from current Thayer Academy students live! 

Got a question for the panel? Click here to submit your questions and students will answer them live during the meeting!

Classroom Experiences

Want to experience what a real Thayer Academy class is like? Check out one of these virtual classroom experiences to sit in a sample class with a teacher from our Middle or Upper School faculty.

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Online

Join Middle School Science Faculty Jon Butler P '25, '28 for a brief overview of the Middle School science program; his students will then share how they track turtles as part of their study of marine science.

Register

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Online

Join Math and Computer Science Department Head Kevin Cedrone P '22, '27 and a handful of current computer science students in an engaging class. After a quick overview of Thayer's exciting new computer science and robotics facilities and the many levels of classes that Thayer offers, we will dive into an actual computer science lesson. It doesn't matter if you have no programming background or if you've been coding for years ... we will be doing a lesson you can take part in. Make sure you have paper and pencil ready to go before you log in! We will reserve time towards the end of this session for any questions you have for Mr. Cedrone and some of Thayer's top computer science students.

Register

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Online

Join Middle School History Department Head Danny Seymour as he leads you in one of the lessons from the seventh grade "World Mindedness" unit developed by the Middle School's history department. After going over the goals and trajectory of the department, Mr. Seymour will ask you to play the role of a seventh grade student by analyzing a variety of images and maps in an effort to expand your knowledge of the landscape, cultural, and human geography of the world.

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Online

Thayer Academy's Anti-Racism and Social Justice course, required for all Upper School students, furthers the diversity, equity, and inclusion curricular work and experiences through careful exploration of the complex historical processes that engendered the concepts of "race," "racism," and "anti-racism." Join Director of Studies Lynette Sumpter as she introduces you to some of the topics covered in our anti-racism class.

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