Houghton Academy

9790 Thayer St
Houghton, NY 14744-0147
Tel: (585)567-8115
Grades: 7-12 | 118 students
previous
Friends
next
Friends
Houghton Academy is a Christian, college-prep boarding and day school enrolling students in grades 7 - 12.
John Nelson, Head of School, describes our program as having a three-fold emphasis on head, heart and hands.
We seek to supply core knowledge, allow knowledge to be informed by faith, and then encourage students to put their knowledge and faith into action.
To that end, we offer more than academic coursework.
We encourage our students to get involved in sports or music or drama or art or publishing as we believe that good education should encompass more than just books and information.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Religious Affiliation Other
Grades Offered Grades 7-12
Year Founded 1883

Student Body

Total Students 118 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
2%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade Houghton Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
72%
Average Class Size 16 students
Number of AP Courses 5 courses
Advanced Courses AP Microeconomics, AP Physics 1, AP Physics 2, AP United States Government and Politics, AP United States History, College Christian Apologetics (dual credit), College Literary Studies (dual credit), College Writing (dual credit), Introduction to Christian Theology (dual credit), Oral Interpretation and Drama (dual credit), Principles of Management (dual credit)
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Formal

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 10 / rolling
Tuition Notes Day Tuition & Fees: $6,950 US Boarding Tution, Room and Board, & Fees: $30,175 International Boarding Tuition, Room and Board, & Fees: $32,470
% on Financial Aid
25%
Acceptance Rate
46%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Scott Frazier
Admissions Associate Sandy Merrill

Sports

Total Sports Offered 6 sports
Sports Basketball, Cheering, Golf, Soccer, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCheering,
GolfSoccer,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 11 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Badminton, Band, Choir, Community Service Club, Drama, Handbell Choir, National Honor Society, Ski/Snowboarding Club, Student Senate, Worship Team, Yearbook Club Badminton, Band, Choir, Drama, Handbell Choir, Student Senate, Worship Team, Yearbook Club, Community Service Club,
National Honor Society,
Ski/Snowboarding Club,

School Notes

  • Established in 1883, Houghton Academy has a long history of successfully preparing students for the challenges of college and of life. Comprised of both boarding students and day students, a Houghton education is based on Christian philosophy of education. The faculty and staff at Houghton Academy are committed to serving as positive adult role-models for our students.
Show me:
People Also ViewedPeople Also Viewed Nearby SchoolsNearby Schools
People that viewed Houghton Academy also viewed these schools: Burr and Burton Academy, The Putney School, Solebury School, The Hill School and Westtown School.
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Manchester
    Grades: 9-12 | 665 students
    262.7 miles
    57 Seminary Ave PO Box 498
    Manchester, VT 05254
    (802)362-1775
    262.79-12
    665
  • Putney
    Grades: 9-12 | 226 students
    287.1 miles
    418 Houghton Brook Rd
    Putney, VT 05346
    (802)387-6232
    287.19-12
    226
  • New Hope
    Grades: 7-12 | 227 students
    216.7 miles
    6832 Phillips Mill Road
    New Hope, PA 18938
    (215)862-5261
    216.77-12
    227
  • Pottstown
    Grades: 9-12 | 506 students
    199.6 miles
    717 East High St
    Pottstown, PA 19464
    (610)326-1000
    199.69-12
    506
  • West Chester
    Grades: PK-12 | 632 students
    218.4 miles
    975 Westtown Road
    West Chester, PA 19382
    (610)399-7900
    218.4PK-12
    632

School Reviews

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards

I am a:

Email: (we will not reveal your email)

Your review:

Would you recommend this school?

 I give permission to post this review online for other visitors to read.
Area Statistics
Home Gallery
Request Information
I am a:      
Email:
Name of parent:
Student First name:
Student Middle name:
Student Last name:
Student date of birth:
Student is:
     
Currently in grade:
Seeking entry for grade:
Target start date:
Name of current school:
School type:
        
Applying for financial aid?:
        
Please describe academic, athletic, and extracurricular interests of the student.:
Address:
City:
Country:
State:
Zip:

(enter "N/A" if not applicable)
Phone:
Did You Know?
The average private school tuition in New York is $9,421 for elementary schools and $20,356 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in New York is 80% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).
Related School Videos