Welcome from the Head of School

For decades The Academy has provided an educational environment which inspires all of us, students and adults alike. When you step onto our campus, you know you are somewhere special: a spirit of learning, kindness, and family permeates the air. Students study genetic manipulation in one class and reinterpret modern rock music in the next. At The Academy, a strong academic base which has existed for thousands of years deftly intermingles with modern technology and literature, and a rigorous college preparatory experience is balanced by the individuality, curiosity, creativity, and love for learning inherent in all children.

What drew me to The Academy was a promise that learning can be rigorous yet also compassionate. The more faculty, staff, parents, alumni, and students I met, the clearer it was to me that in all of my travels and studies, I’d never before seen anything like The Academy. Our school may seem small to some, yet it is full of grand traditions and love. As we say at the start of each year, we have much work, fun, and celebration before us.

I invite you to explore our website to learn more about our program and our community. I suspect that you will want to schedule a visit to our inviting campus in the Berkshire foothills; please contact us and we’ll look forward to welcoming you soon. And I hope you’ll say hello to me when you’re here!

Dr. Brian D. Bloomfield, Head of School
The Academy at Charlemont