Academy At Swift River

151 South St.,
Cummington, MA, 01026-0102
Tel: (800)258-1770
Grades: 9 - 12 | 70 students
The Academy at Swift River is a private college preparatory therapeutic boarding school located in western Massachusetts.
Swift River fosters personal growth and healthy self-expression in adolescents, inspires academic excellence, and teaches individual responsibility and service to others.
Academy's mission is to help underachieving teens get back on track by restoring relationships, rediscovering academic success, and preparing them to meet the challenges of adolescence and young adulthood.

School Overview

School Type School with Special Program Emphasis
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarians
Grades Offered Grades 9 - 12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Mild Learning Differences, ADD, ADHD

Student Body

Total Students 70 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 8%
State avg.: 21%
Students by Grade Academy At Swift River Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 8 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Khaki pants and uniform polo shirt)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Please contact Admissions Office.
Acceptance Rate 50%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Mary Jo DeGrandi

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is The Academy At Charlemont (10.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. Agnes School (10.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Mt. Greylock Christian Academy (16.1 miles away)
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  • Dalton St. Agnes School
    (Roman Catholic)
    30 Carson Ave
    Dalton , MA , 01226
    (413)684-3143
    (Roman Catholic)
    10.2  mi  |  141  students  |  Gr.  K-9
  • Charlemont The Academy At Charlemont
    (Nonsectarians)
    1359 Route 2 E
    Charlemont , MA , 01339
    (413)339-4912
    (Nonsectarians)
    10.8  mi  |  98  students  |  Gr.  7-12
  • Adams St. Stanislaus Kostka School
    (Roman Catholic)
    108 Summer St
    Adams , MA , 01220
    (413)743-1091
    (Roman Catholic)
    10.8  mi  |  134  students  |  Gr.  K-9
  • Pittsfield St. Joseph Central High School
    (Roman Catholic)
    22 Maplewood Ave
    Pittsfield , MA , 01201
    (413)447-9121
    (Roman Catholic)
    14.5  mi  |  231  students  |  Gr.  8-12
  • Pittsfield
    Miss Hall's School
    All-girls  (Nonsectarians)
    492 Holmes Road
    Pittsfield , MA , 01201
    (413)499-1300
    All-girls  (Nonsectarians)
    14.9  mi  |  206  students  |  Gr.  9-12

School Reviews

  • Recommended January 31, 2013 - After months of extensive research, I found Aspen Education Group. It seemed so different from any other place I had looked into. They thrived on building up, not tearing down and every aspect was open for me to find information about as far as therapy, schooling, what types of methods they used and how large a school. They also hook you up to a family site to view progress, weekly pictures, activities, weekly calendars, parent weekends and anything else you could think of. The group and family therapy sessions each week has brought us so much closer together and the communication is unbelievable. We thought ourselves to be a loving, close family and didn''t believe we needed it, but it has truly shown us things we needed to change. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended January 31, 2013 - Our son started at the Academy at Swift River as a 15 year old. He was depressed, suicidal, and dependent on marijuana. He graduated in October 2003. I always think of Academy at Swift River when we have good news and this is great: our son was accepted at dental school and will begin classes this September. What a remarkable come-back. He graduated from college in May with a BA in Psychology. He has been taking science prerequisites for dental school for the past year and a half. We are so grateful for the experience he had at Academy at Swift River. Thank you! - Posted by Parent

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