Hoosac School

Po Box 9 Pine Valley Road
Hoosick, NY 12089
Tel: (518)686-7331
  • Hoosac School, founded in 1889, is a coeducational, college preparatory school.
  • Our aim is to develop the character, spirit, mind, and body of its students, to foster independence and self discipline, and to motivate them to develop to their full potential for success in college and for full, productive, and intelligent lives.
  • At Hoosac, students are encouraged to do their best and are given the necessary support to help them in their studies.
  • Teachers are dedicated to insuring that students gain a complete understanding of the subject matter.
  • Classes are very small and communication between teachers and students is excellent.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS)
Religious AffiliationEpiscopal
Grades OfferedGrades 8-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild Learning Differences
Year Founded1889

Student Body

Total Students120 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
8%
State avg.: 29%
Students by GradeHoosac School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers25 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
35%
Average Class Size7 students
Number of AP Courses17 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesBiology, Calculus, Chemistry, English, European History, US History,
Average SAT score1231
Average ACT score24
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Business and Business Casual)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$52,000
Tuition NotesAdditional fees: $1,700 for books, laundry, damage deposit, safe fee.
% on Financial Aid
40%
Average Financial Aid Grant$21,500
Acceptance Rate
35%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorRyan Grant
Admissions AssociateJohn Harniman
Endowment Size$0.500 million

Sports

Total Sports Offered16 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Indoor Soccer, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Nordic Skiing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WeightliftingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryFlag Football,
GolfIce Hockey,
Indoor SoccerLacrosse,
Mountain BikingNordic Skiing,
SnowboardingSoccer,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWeightlifting,

School Notes

  • Hoosac students receive individual attention with a 6:1 student/teacher ratio. The structured setting and proactive advisor program provide support to an internationally diverse student body. The college-preparatory curriculum includes preparation for AP tests, the SAT/ACT and an ESL program for non-English speakers. Facilities include a technology lab, athletic center with indoor pool, observatory, and arts center. The rural campus setting is ideal for camping, mountain biking, skiing and snowboarding. Hoosac fields strong teams in many sports and is represented especially well in ice hockey, basketball having won New England Championships in 2007 (Ice Hockey) and 2012 & 2013 in Boys Basketball. Boys Ice Hockey has won back-to-back Holt Conference Championships while Boys Lacrosse recently won the Division 3 NEPSAC Champsionship.
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