Honor Code

The community of The Academy at Charlemont, in order to make known the standards to which all community members subscribe, has established this honor code. It is the obligation of all community members to uphold these standards. Should a member not do so, it is the obligation of that member to report this to the […]

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Beyond the Classroom

Our educational values are classical values, but our vision for what constitutes a healthy school environment is a progressive one.  Among other things, progressive education emphasizes active learning through direct experience. We believe, as did John Dewey, that there is value to students’ learning about democracy by governing their schools and themselves, in addition to […]

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Music, Visual & Performing Arts:
Core Courses & Studio Blocks

  Visual and Fine Arts All students in grades 7-9 take studio art classes that hone their drawing, design, painting, and sculpting skills. The school’s two art studios are open and available to students even when they are not in a scheduled class. Upper School students who wish to continue studying painting, ceramics, sculpture, metalworking, […]

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Athletics

The Academy’s athletics program is built upon school-wide participation, and the belief that arts, music, and athletics are integral, rather than incidental, to education. Athletics at The Academy provide an opportunity to practice good sportsmanship, to master difficult physical skills, to learn the lessons of teamwork, to work towards a common goal and, most of […]

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An Academy Education

Classical education in its purest historical sense implies a balance among academic disciplines, and between all aspects of learning: intellectual, artistic, and athletic. Today at The Academy we continue to value the classical tradition, as did the six visionaries who founded the school in 1981. In our nurturing environment, you’ll be inspired by the passions […]

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Visit the Academy

The Academy is located in the Deerfield River valley along the historic Mohawk Trail. Our forty acre campus includes two classroom buildings, playing fields, and wide open spaces with great views of the river and surrounding hills. A school is more than its facilities, and that’s especially true at The Academy.  The Campus Visit is […]

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About The Academy

Welcome to The Academy at Charlemont. The Academy is a public-spirited independent school that combines the best of the classical academic tradition with a visible commitment to building and sustaining community. Most Academy students go on to college, and most of them live within fifty miles of Charlemont, a small town in rural Western Massachusetts. […]

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