Heronfield`s program is geared for middle school children where the importance of the whole child is incorporated into all aspects of the curriculum.
Heronfield is a school where academics are strong and where there is an emphasis on balance in a busy life. Heronfield is a middle school by design not attached to an elementary school or high school.
This enables us to place our entire focus on the middle school years.

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Heronfield Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New Hampshire for:

School Overview

Student Body

Total Students
90 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade
Heronfield Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
15 students
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
collared shirts, jeans, khakis, sneakers accepted.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 30 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
There is financial aid available.
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director
Kari Schmitz


Total Sports Offered
3 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
5 extracurriculars
and Jazz Combo, Chamber Music Ensemble, Chorus, Jazz Band, Jazz Choir

School Notes

  • Heronfield Academy is located centrally in Seacoast New Hampshire on Rt. 88 (356 Exeter Road) in Hampton Falls, NH. Heronfield is an independent school dedicated to nurturing and teaching students in grades 6, 7, and 8.  A middle school by design, Heronfield builds on the joy of learning while helping students to discover their moral compass. The community adheres to the key concepts of honesty, respect, diligence, celebration, and caring.  With small classes taught by inspired educators, students are held to high academic standards in all core curriculum subjects including mathematics, science, history, English, drama, music, visual arts, Spanish, health, and physical education.  Heronfield reinforces a deeper understanding of the value of interdisciplinary work. Teachers partner to plan curricula, setting the stage for students to collaborate and learn together.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Heronfield Academy cost?

Heronfield Academy's tuition is approximately $25,450 for private students.

What schools are Heronfield Academy often compared to?

Heronfield Academyis often viewed alongside schools like Hampstead Academy by visitors of our site.

What sports does Heronfield Academy offer?

Heronfield Academy offers 3 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cross Country and Track and Field.

What is Heronfield Academy's ranking?

Heronfield Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New Hampshire for: Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees.

When is the application deadline for Heronfield Academy?

The application deadline for Heronfield Academy is Jan. 30 / rolling (applications are due on Jan. 30 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
Heronfield Academy has managed to create the most loving, nurturing environment that anyone could ever imagine. They teach students how to reach outside of their comfort zones but still feel as if they're in a safe environment. The teachers are all incredibly intelligent and teach all students to be curious about the subject they're learning. Every student treats one another as not only a peer but a member of their family as well. Heronfield is a truly special place.
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This school is spectacular- words cant describe how amazing it is. The teachers are incredibly serious in their job, but manage to make it fun and easy to comprehend. It is a very challenging school, but that just makes you want to work harder and become the best that you can be! The students there are great too! Extremely kind, and welcoming. No cliques like the average public school, nobody cares about popularity or anything like that. Just pure friendship. The after school activities are as well stellar. There are tons of music groups, which are truly best of the best. The sports are fun and including, track, cross country, basketball, dance team (my favorite!), etc. There is also a lot of clubs, and you can start your own club too! The fact that the lunches are extra long, there is break, study hall during and after school, just makes this school even better. If you are looking into this school- just know its amazing. Couldn't have anything better than Heronfield Academy. Oh- and before I forget- this school also serves not only New Hampshire, but Massachusetts and Maine as well.
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