Houghton Academy

9790 Thayer St,
Houghton, NY, 14744-0147
     Tel: (585)567-8115
Grades: 6 - 12 | 142 students
Houghton Academy is a Christian, college-prep boarding and day school enrolling students in grades 6 - 12.
Scott Frazier, Co-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 Christian
Grades Offered Grades 6 - 12
Year Founded 1883

Student Body

Total Students 142 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 5%
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade Houghton Academy Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 59%
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  
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Formal

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 13 / rolling
Tuition Notes Day Tuition & Fees: $5,955 US Boarding Tution, Room and Board, & Fees: $27,305 International Boarding Tuition, Room and Board, & Fees: $28,210
% on Financial Aid 25%
Acceptance Rate 46%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Scott Frazier
Admissions Associate Sandy Merrill

Sports

Total Sports Offered 5 sports
Sports Basketball, Cheering, Golf, Soccer, VolleyballBasketballCheering,
GolfSoccer,
Volleyball

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.

Profile last updated: 09/05/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Central Baptist Christian School (17.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Valleyview Amish School (9.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is The Alfred Montessori Church (22.4 miles away)
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