Houghton Academy

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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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Religious AffiliationChristian
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
Year Founded1883

Student Body

Total Students94 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
19%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade Houghton Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers13 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
67%
Average Class Size16 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesCollege 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)
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Land's End Uniforms)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 10 / rolling
Tuition NotesDay 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 DirectorJohn Nelson
Admissions AssociateSandy Merrill

Sports

Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBasketball, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballSoccer,
TennisTrack and Field,
Volleyball

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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