Fast Facts About Academy Hill

The Experience

Student/Teacher Ratio: 7:1

Average Class Size: 11

Average 1 Guest Speaker Per Month, including virtual NASA & SpaceEX

Research & Public Speaking Requirement: Grades K-8

French & Spanish: Grades K-8

Classics & Latin: Grades 4-8

Frequent, curriculum-based field trips & immersion 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 and parts of July & August

Total Enrollment: 90-100

Student Hometowns: 18 throughout MA & CT

The Results

100% Acceptance Rate to Competitive Secondary Prep Schools

75% of Students
in grades 6-8 accepted into National Junior Honor Society


Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)

National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)