Academy Hill School

Tel: (413)788-0300
Grades: PK-8 | 101 students
Academy Hill School tailor each child's education to fit his own individual strengths and learning style.
We build flexibility into our daily schedule to allow each student to work at his own pace, to accelerate as necessary and to have the opportunity to explore his personal areas of interest.
We offer a very challenging curriculum, and we send our students the message that we believe that they are up to the challenge.
The Academy Hill student is bright, curious, enthusiastic about learning, inquisitive, creative and motivated.

School Overview

School Type School with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
National Association for the Gifted
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8

Student Body

Total Students 101 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade Academy Hill School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 14 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director Marjorie Weeks

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Valley West School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Valley West School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Our Lady Of Hope School (1.1 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Chicopee
    Valley West School
    Special Education School
    Grades: 1-12 | 84 students
    0.4 miles
    269 Moore St
    Chicopee, MA 01013
  • Springfield
    Our Lady Of Hope School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 358 students
    1.1 miles
    474 Armory Street
    Springfield, MA 01104
  • Chicopee
    Grades: 9-12 | 301 students
    1.2 miles
    134 Springfield St
    Chicopee, MA 01013
  • Chicopee
    Holy Name School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 144 students
    1.3 miles
    63 South St
    Chicopee, MA 01013
  • Chicopee
    Grades: PK-8 | 335 students
    1.4 miles
    534 Front Street
    Chicopee, MA 01013

School Reviews

We have been thrilled with Academy Hill. The teachers, administration and even the support staff are professional, responsive and caring. We felt like part of the Academy Hill family from the very first visit to the campus and our daughter has blossomed since moving to AHS from another local private school. We have been amazed at how well the faculty and staff communicate with us on a regular basis. The class sizes are very small, allowing for our daughter to have a very individualized experience. She is able to grow - intellectually, creatively, and socially - every day. We highly recommend Academy Hill for anyone looking for a exceptional educational experience.
- Posted by Parent, 07/24/15
Excellent school! Would highly recommend !!!! A +++
- Posted by Parent, 01/17/15
My daughter has been a student at Academy Hill School for the past 6 years and we have had a wonderful experience. The student/teacher ratio, curriculum, and individual attention given to each student are above and beyond what you will encounter in other schools. I would highly recommend!
- Posted by Parent, 01/17/15
I would highly recommend this school for any parent looking for an advanced curriculum and caring environment for their motivated child. I have 3 children that have attended Academy Hill and they are all well prepared for their future successes.
- Posted by Parent, 01/17/15
I am so happy we found AHS. The school places a strong emphasis on nurturing the curiosity and intellect of the students. Because of the small class sizes, the teachers are able to tailor the curriculum to each child''s ability and interests. For example, my son is given more challenging math problems because he has shown interest and skill. In addition, there are many fantastic after school programs that further enhance the learning experience. They range from fine arts to robotics. The kids are welcomed into a respectful environment that gives them the best opportunity to learn and grow.
- Posted by Parent, 01/06/15
My child was always "a little ahead" but not way ahead. After only one year at Academy Hill School he grew so much. When he entered Kindergarten he could not read but was ahead in Math. By the end of the first grade he was doing third grade math and reading near third grade level. This is a credit to the teachers. They know how teach to the student and not just to the masses. I can not say enough about how good AHS is.
- Posted by Parent, 12/19/14
Sending our son to Academy Hill was the best decision we ever made. Ryan was getting lost in the shuffle in his large, elementary school classroom, but ever since we made the switch to AHS he has blossomed! The small classroom size and nurturing environment has given him the confidence to actively engage in classroom activities - what a joy to see! The best part is that he is surrounded each and every day by other children who love to learn, and the spark it''s ignited in Ryan will carry him throughout his academic life.
- Posted by Parent, 12/06/14

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