CATS Academy

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CATS Academy

CATS Academy

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location type grades students int’l. s-f ratio class SSAT SAT-avg TOEFL
Newton, MA co-ed 9-12 PG 400 94% 9:1 12 Not req 1270 40-70

CATS Academy Boston is a first-class American boarding and day school that sits on more than 20 acres located in the heart of the American educational community. You can easily commute into downtown historic Boston, where you can enjoy the culture, educational opportunities, and charm of one of America’s oldest and most important cities. CATS Academy Boston combines the experience and values of a traditional American boarding school with a new, state-of-the-art campus. Most important to your experience at CATS Academy Boston will be the people you meet, the friends you make, and the teachers from whom you learn. We are an inclusive, global community made up of students from more than 30 different countries including the United States, and we actively celebrate diversity and acceptance.


CATS Innovation is an interdisciplinary program, which encourages students at CATS Academy Boston to follow their academic passions. Electives are chosen in focused areas of study within the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. The diverse choice of electives offered by the CATS Innovation Program will provide you with experience in entrepreneurship, social justice, technology, and environmental responsibility. You will explore these topics through interdisciplinary projects which will give you insights into areas of collegiate study while also learning the skills and developing the mindset necessary to become a self-starter.

Special Highlights

Student Leaders. At CATS Academy Boston you will have the opportunity to take part in leadership initiatives unlike any other preparatory school in New England. The focus is to develop your abilities as a leader, such as learning how to communicate your ideas effectively, improving your organizational skills, and increasing your confidence. You will also have the opportunity to be a part of a formal leadership program by contributing to the school in roles such as Student Ambassador, Prefect, House Council Representative, and more.

Creative Clubs. If you are more interested in art or music the creative clubs at CATS Academy will feed your creativity. You can be part of the musical; produce, direct and star in your own production; design and make your own clothes; write articles for the school newspaper; make videos for the student YouTube channel or be part of the social media club. There is an option for everyone to get involved.

Top colleges attended by students

Washington University St. Louis, Tufts University, New York University, Boston College, Boston University, Northeastern University, Tulane University, Oberlin College, Skidmore College, Connecticut College, St. John’s College, Spelman College, Wheaton College, Bennington College, Cornell College, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Maryland Institute College of Art, Pratt Institute, Otis College of Art and Design, School of Visual Arts, Ringling College of Art, Savannah College of Art and Design

What the school looks for in students…

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