At Mass Academy, students are active participants in learning through hands-on experiments, open-ended problem solving, discussions, and group projects.
Rigorous junior year classes exceed regular high school honors and AP classes, stressing depth over breadth and engaging students in project-based learning. Mass Academy is the only public school in Massachusetts whose students attend a private university full-time as seniors in high school by enrolling in classes at WPI, a nationally ranked engineering school.
In addition to advanced classes and collaborative projects, students at the Academy enjoy a wide variety of extracurricular activities. Students are required to participate in extracurriculars during both semesters, either with the Academy or their sending school. Available activities vary, but have included biotechnology, computer-aided design, photography, cake decorating, cooking, kickboxing, art club, moviemaking, CyberPatriot, and mock trial, as well as music and theatre programs at WPI, the Academy’s FIRST Robotics team, and more. The Academy also hosts events throughout the year, like café and video game nights, winter semiformal, and prom.