The Academy at a Glance

L’ACADÉMIE EN BREF
LA ACADEMIA A SIMPLE VISTA
DIE AKADEMIE IN DER ÜBERSICHT
学院简介

  • Founded in 1981
  • Grades 7-12 and post-graduate
  • Independent, co-educational day school
  • Average class size of 8; Student to faculty ratio: 5:1
  • More than 95% of Academy graduates go on to a four-year college
  • Academy students are accepted to some of the most selective colleges and universities in the US
  • Classical education with core requirements in English, Latin, history, mathematics, science, art and music
  • Four years of contemporary foreign language required
  • Studio Block Arts Electives for all grades
  • Bus service daily from Amherst, Northampton, Greenfield and the Hilltowns
  • Honor Code signed by all students and community members
  • Strong emphasis on community service, ethical leadership, and citizenship
  • Required athletics program, both competitive and noncompetitive
  • More than 50% of students receive financial aid
  • Campus, sited on the Deerfield River and 3 miles from Berkshire East Ski Area, is comprised of 33.5 acres, three buildings, three playing fields, hiking and running trails
  • Close proximity to cultural venues in the Berkshires and the Five College Area
  • Member of NAISAISNE, and The College BoardIndependent Curriculum GroupNetwork of Complementary Schools
  • Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges