Fast Facts About Academy Hill

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The Experience

Student/Teacher Ratio: 6:1

Average Class Size: 10

Average 1 Guest Speaker Per Month, including guests from NASA & SpaceEX

Research & Public Speaking Requirement: Grades K-8

Spanish: Grades K-8

Classics & Latin: Grades 4-8

Frequent, curriculum-based field trips & immersive enrichment clusters

The Academy

Founded: 1986

Head of School: Melissa P. Earls (B.A. University of Notre Dame, M.Ed. Boston College, Klingenstein Fellow Columbia University)

Location: 1190 Liberty St., Springfield, MA

Grades: PreK-8

17 Classrooms, including dedicated language, fine arts, music rooms & science lab

5-Acre Campus

Class Hours: 8:20-3:15

Before School Program Hours: 7:30-8:20

After School Program Hours: 3:15-5:30

Summer Enrichment: Throughout June

Total Enrollment: 80 - 90

Student Hometowns: 18 throughout MA & CT

The Results

98% Acceptance Rate to Competitive Secondary Prep Schools

90% of Students
in grades 6-8 accepted into National Junior Honor Society


Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)

Association of Independent Schools in New England accreditation

National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

National Association of Independent Schools 2020-21 member seal