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The Governor's Academy (formerly Governor Dummer Academy) is a highly selective, co-educational, independent boarding preparatory school for grades 9–12 located on 450 acres (1.8 km2) in the village of Byfield, Massachusetts, United States (town of Newbury), 33 miles (53 km) north of Boston. The Academy enrolls approximately 400 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.

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