Shortridge Academy

  • 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.

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Shortridge Academy places among the top 20% of private schools in New Hampshire for:

School Overview

School TypeAlternative School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild Learning Differences
Year Founded2002
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students33 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
9%
State avg.: 15%
Students by GradeShortridge Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers7 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size6 students
Average SAT score1140

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$7,200
Tuition NotesTuition is $7200 monthly for an average of 15 months.
Admissions DirectorDon Vardell
Admissions AssociateKatie Rainer

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Culinary, Fencing, Gaming, Music and Arts, Skiing, Snowboarding, Sports

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Basketball, Socce

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. 
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
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Shortridge has been my second home for 16 years. The staff are dedicated and committed to helping the students. The student profile that Shortridge serves are wonderful to work with and the community feels like a big family - Katie
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An excellent place to work, and a great place for kids and families. Students have access to very qualified teachers, and caring and engaging residential and counseling staff. The students in the school community seem to support each other well. Lots of opportunities for students to have off-campus activities.
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After knowing students and staff from Shortridge for over 12 years, I'm proud to now work here. The staff are compassionate and firm. The students are awesome and greatly benefit from the Positive Youth Development (PYD) approach, instituted 5 years ago that encourages them to take an active role in their experience as a student at Shortridge.
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