Governor Dummer Academy was established in 1763, and is located on 450 acres in Byfield, Massachusetts, 25 miles north of Boston. It is the United States' oldest independent boarding school. 1763 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Byfield Massachusetts is located north of Boston on Interstate 95. ... Boston is a town and small port c. ...
It was founded two years after the death of William Dummer, who funded it in his will. William Dummer was born in Newbury, Massachusetts in 1677, and died there on October 10, 1761. ...
Today, the Academy is a member of the Independent School League. There are several expansions of Independent School League and ISL: Independent School League can refer to the Boston area Independent School League, a group of 16 elite New England preparatory schools. ...
In December of 2005, the Board of Trustees voted to change the name of the Academy to "Governor's Academy" amid concerns that "Dummer" was deterring prospective students outside the local area from applying. However, legally the name will remain "Governor Dummer Academy, doing business as "Governor's Academy" As founded the Academy was named "Dumm'r Charity School." Subsequently the name was changed to "Dummer Academy."
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