The MacDuffie School Expands Student Boarding with Five/Seven Program

New boarding program accommodates busy families, supports active campus involvement and furthers college preparatory experience for students.

Mar 15, 2011, 10:00 ET from The MacDuffie School

GRANBY, Mass., March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The MacDuffie School, a 120-year-old boarding and day school nestled in the heart of western Massachusetts, today announced an expanded student boarding program.  The Five/Seven Program allows for students across New England to live on campus during the week and travel home every Friday afternoon at the close of academic studies.

Busy families can benefit from the immersive educational and living experience at The MacDuffie School, as well as heightened campus involvement, while still maintaining their family structure and traditions during weekends.

"Families provide a significant measure of support for our students on academic, social and logistical levels," said Headmaster Brian Chatterley. "Now, busy parents needn't worry about the weather conditions or carpool lists, while students can enjoy the best of both worlds by living on campus amongst classmates, and then traveling home by train or automobile at the close of every week."

Both staff and faculty at The MacDuffie School encourage students to make academics a priority while participating in the many activities that on-campus living provides.  Students who join the Five/Seven Program will increase opportunity for success on the competitive college landscape with involvement and exposure to:

  • Student-run clubs
  • Community and volunteer service
  • Athletic events
  • Campus life
  • Newly renovated dormitories
  • Recreational activities and technology

With this offering, The MacDuffie School has become one of only a few schools in New England to offer a hybrid boarding program. The school is now accepting applications for the 2011-2012 academic year, which will be the inaugural class at the school's new, expansive campus in Granby, Massachusetts.  

For more information about The MacDuffie School's 21st century academic, internationally-focused programs and boarding opportunities like the Five/Seven Program, call: 413-467-1601, email: or visit  

About The MacDuffie School

An independent, grade 6-12 boarding and day school with a history dating back to the 1800s and a new campus in 2011, The MacDuffie School combines tradition with technology, facilities and leadership optimized for twenty-first century success.

Known as "the International School," MacDuffie's commitment to international students translates into a global experience for visiting and American students alike, with deep and relevant learning opportunities from the classroom to the athletic fields, the dormitory to the community. The school brings together 21st century leadership development methods, such as outdoor leadership courses, with technology-enhanced classroom experience that ensures rigorous academic standards.

MacDuffie's scenic, expansive grounds in the heart of New England provide easy access to world-renowned colleges and universities including Harvard and Yale, as well as the cities of Boston and New York. The campus' newly renovated dormitories, underground winter-weather tunnel system and state of the art key-less security system set the gold standard for comfort, convenience and safety.

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