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Houghton Academy is a Christian, college-prep boarding and day school enrolling students in grades 6 - 12.
John Nelson, 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.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Students: 94 students
  • Acceptance rate: 46%
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 10 / rolling

Top Rankings

Houghton Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New York for:

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School History

School Overview

Student Body

Total Students
94 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
19%
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade
Houghton Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
13 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
67%
Average Class Size
16 students
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
College Calculus 1 (dual credit), College Computer Science 1 (dual credit), College General Physics (dual credit), College Introduction to American Government & Politics (dual credit), College Introduction to Computers & Applications (dual credit), College Introduction to Literature (dual credit), College Principles of Writing (dual credit)
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Land)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Feb. 10 / rolling
Tuition Notes
Day Tuition & Fees: $7,995 US Boarding Tution, Room and Board, & Fees: $34,115 International Boarding Tuition, Room and Board, & Fees: $37,165
% on Financial Aid
25%
Acceptance Rate
46%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
John Nelson
Admissions Associate
Sandy Merrill

Sports

Total Sports Offered
5 sports

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

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.

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Students: 94 students
  • Acceptance rate: 46%
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 10 / rolling

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The average private school tuition in New York is $19,445 for elementary schools and $25,076 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in New York is 78% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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