Academy At Swift River

Tel: (800)258-1770
Grades: 9 - 12 | 70 students
Located in the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains the patience and inspiration of nature surrounds our students. Six hundred and thirty acres of mixed forest, meadows, beaver ponds and mountain streams are crossed by miles of marked trails.
Located in the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains the patience and inspiration of nature surrounds our students. Six hundred and thirty acres of mixed forest, meadows, beaver ponds and mountain streams are crossed by miles of marked trails.
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
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.: 25%
Students by Grade Academy At Swift River Student 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 Academy (10.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St Agnes Academy (10.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Dalton
    St Agnes Academy
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 157 students
    10.2 miles
    30 Carson Ave
    Dalton, MA 01226
  • Charlemont
    Grades: 7-12 | 91 students
    10.8 miles
    1359 Route 2 E
    Charlemont, MA 01339
  • Adams
    Grades: K-9 | 134 students
    10.8 miles
    108 Summer St
    Adams, MA 01220
  • Pittsfield
    Hillcrest Educatnl Ctrs, Highp
    All-boys  | Special Education School
    Grades: NS | 48 students
    14.4 miles
    P.o. Box 4699
    Pittsfield, MA 01202
  • Pittsfield
    All-boys  | Special Education School
    Grades: NS | 34 students
    14.4 miles 183
    Pittsfield, MA 01202

School Reviews

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, 01/31/13
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, 01/31/13

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