Sparhawk Academy

Sparhawk Academy is an independent private day school for boys in grades three through eight.
We exist to support parents, the primary educators of their children, and to help them raise their boys to be confident and joyful men who give themselves generously to their families and communities.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 3-8
  • Enrollment: 95 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $12,500
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 3-8
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
95 students
Student Body Type
Students by Grade
Sparhawk Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
13 students
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Collared shirt and tie, long pants, shoes

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Feb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
We have kept tuition low relative to other private schools so that Sparhawk Academy is affordable for ordinary families. Speak to us about financial aid if needed.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Tom Keefe


Total Sports Offered
4 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
4 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Greek Club, Robotics Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Guitar Club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Intramural Soccer

School Notes

  • We have developed the Sparhawk Academy liberal arts curriculum with the specific needs of growing boys in mind. In the American tradition, we put a strong emphasis on freedom, and helping boys manage their freedom wisely. We have incorporated modern insights about child development and educational methodology into nine classical disciplines designed to give each boy the strong foundation in the arts and sciences he needs to matriculate at the best high school he can.
  • Our curriculum emphasizes traditional ways of learning that include memorization, direct observation, storytelling, and lots of reading and writing. Boys develop poise and self-confidence by reciting poetry and taking part in school plays and speech contests. They gain satisfaction memorizing multiplication tables and diagramming sentences and learn how this knowledge lays a foundation for more advanced mathematical and literary achievement. The boys are assigned age-appropriate homework to reinforce and supplement what they learn in class, but without overwhelming them at the expense of healthy family and social activity.
  • Boys spend a lot of time outdoors. Natural Science classes spent exploring woods and wetlands and their variety of animal and plant life engage all the senses and open boys to beauty and the wonders of nature in a way no book or web site can. Tactile learning by making and growing things teaches boys to use their hands in creative ways and cultivates virtues like patience and foresight. Caring for chickens, turtles, bees, and grasshoppers helps widen their appreciation for what it means to be responsible. Frequent recesses engage their energy and allow the boys to organize themselves in games while refreshing them for further study. Most school days include gym class, where boys hone their athletic skills and learn important lessons about strategy, sportsmanship, and teamwork.
  • Sparhawk boys learn how to use and care for a wide variety of tools, from hammers and saws to musical instruments and paint brushes.
  • A Catholic priest of the Prelature of Opus Dei serves as chaplain and oversees the religious education program. Catholics at Sparhawk Academy have access to a rich sacramental life, and are privileged to have the Blessed Sacrament reserved in our school chapel. Non-Catholic students are welcome to attend Mass and benefit from access to our chaplain if they so choose. Because of our shared understanding of the importance of a virtuous life, non-Catholic parents find in Sparhawk an ally in their quest to raise virtuous sons.
  • Our faculty have a proven commitment to the liberal arts education of boys and have come to Sparhawk by invitation from across the United States. They regard teaching as a vocation and not just a job, and see their professional work as an opportunity to serve God and others. This provides immense benefits for boys during critical formative years in their lives. They know that they are expected to be not just great teachers, but mentors and models of what it means to be a Christian leader.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Sparhawk Academy cost?
Sparhawk Academy's tuition is approximately $12,500 for private students and $300 for summer students.
What is the acceptance rate of Sparhawk Academy?
The acceptance rate of Sparhawk Academy is 80%, which is higher than the national average of 71%.
What sports does Sparhawk Academy offer?
Sparhawk Academy offers 4 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country and Soccer.
When is the application deadline for Sparhawk Academy?
The application deadline for Sparhawk Academy is Feb. 1 / rolling (applications are due on Feb. 1 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 3-8
  • Enrollment: 95 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $12,500
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Norfolk County, MA is $26,345 for elementary schools and $34,736 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Norfolk County, MA is 65% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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