The Governor’s Academy

The Governor's Academy (formerly Governor Dummer Academy) is an independent boarding school located on 450 acres in the village of Byfield, Massachusetts, just north of Boston. The Academy enrolls approximately 385 students in grades nine through twelve, 70% of whom are boarders. The school was established in 1763 and is the oldest continuously operating independent boarding school in the United States.

PLANNING: Campus/Land Use Planning
Working directly with the Headmaster over more than a two-year period, our planning team (VITAL, OCB & TBD) has developed the first comprehensive campus framework plan for this 251-year old institution, along with a ten-year capital plan for its implementation.

SUSTAINABILITY: Mitigation Strategies
Building on the admirable record of sustainable practices already in place at The Governor’s Academy, the planning team has developed a series of objectives related to sustainable and resiliency practices for this environmentally-sensitive campus.