Houghton Academy

9790 Thayer St
Houghton, NY 14744-0147
Tel: (585)567-8115
Grades: 7-12 | 118 students
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
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
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
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Scott Frazier
Admissions Associate Sandy Merrill


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


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.
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