Shortridge Academy

619 Governors Road
Milton, NH 03851
Tel: (603)755-3096
Grades: 9-12 | 40 students
Shortridge Academy is a therapeutic and college-preparatory educational community that is guided by the evidenced-based Positive Youth Development (PYD) perspective.
Our goal is to provide students with an environment of consistent boundaries, expectations, and healthy relationships to support their development into successful adulthood.
The Academy’s belief is that education is most effective when individuals are provided with structured and meaningful growth and appropriate learning opportunities that are seamlessly integrated.
Shortridge Academy is committed to providing a therapeutically supportive and educationally inspiring residential boarding school experience.
Our unique model encourages students to overcome emotional obstacles in order to reclaim creativity, curiosity, confidence, and the leadership skills to make positive contributions to themselves, their families, and the larger society.
By integrating intellectual growth, personal growth, and collaborative learning, we ensure that students are presented with positive alternatives to negative behavior and unhealthy decision making.

School Overview

School Type Alternative School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded 2002

Student Body

Total Students 40 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
6%
State avg.: 14%
Students by Grade Shortridge Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 7 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size 6 students
Average SAT score 1570

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $7,200
Tuition Notes Tuition is $7200 monthly for an average of 15 months.
Admissions Director Don Vardell
Admissions Associate Katie Rainer

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Basketball, Culinary, Fencing, Gaming, Music and Arts, Skiing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Sports Basketball, Culinary, Fencing, Gaming, Music and Arts, Skiing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Sports,

School Notes

  • Shortridge Academy is a therapeutic and college-preparatory educational community that is guided by the evidenced-based Positive Youth Development (PYD) perspective. Our goal is to provide students with an environment of consistent boundaries, expectations, and healthy relationships to support their development into successful adulthood. The Academy’s belief is that education is most effective when individuals are provided with structured and meaningful growth and appropriate learning opportunities that are seamlessly integrated. Shortridge Academy is committed to providing a therapeutically supportive and educationally inspiring residential boarding school experience. Our unique model encourages students to overcome emotional obstacles in order to reclaim creativity, curiosity, confidence, and the leadership skills to make positive contributions to themselves, their families, and the larger society. By integrating intellectual growth, personal growth, and collaborative learning, we ensure that students are presented with positive alternatives to negative behavior and unhealthy decision making. 

Profile last updated: 10/20/2015

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