Eagle Hill School

P.O. Box 116 , 242 Old Petersham Road, Hardwick, MA 01037
Tel: 413-477-6000
Gr: (Boarding) 8-12 | 220 students
Eagle Hill School believes in learning diversity, not disability, discarding notions of boxes and limits and empowering students with self-knowledge, self-confidence, and self-advocacy skills.
With innovation, tenacity, and trust, faculty not only teach students; they reach students, who learn to use their strengths to compensate for weaknesses and triumph over their past.
In this immersive boarding school environment, Eagle Hill helps students achieve far more than they thought possible—from high school graduation to preparation for college and a fulfilling future. Eagle Hill School is a co-educational college preparatory boarding school that provides an individualized education for students diagnosed with learning (dis)abilities including Dyslexia and Dysgraphia and ADD (inattentive type). 

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Definition of Terms 
2015 School Data
Eagle Hill School Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered 8-12 7-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support No No
Supports Learning Differences (LD) Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1967 1910
Campus Size 210 acres 121 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 220 students 300 students
% Students of Color 15% 20%
% International Students 5% 20%
% Students Boarding 91% 67%
Average ACT score 21 *National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad Year No No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(khaki pants or skirt, button down collared shirts, skirts, )
Average Class Size 6 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher:Student Ratio 1:6 1:7
# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 10 16
ESL Courses Offered No Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 80% 67%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes


Endowment Size $5 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$67,850 $49,500
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$48,099 $28,400
% Students on Financial Aid 3% 35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $50,000 $20,630
Merit Scholarships Offered No No


Application Deadline None / Rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required No Yes
Acceptance Rate 23% 56%
Director of AdmissionsMr. Dana Harbert
Associate Director of AdmissionsMrs. Gale Young

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 10 16
CoursesRather than an AP course, students choose to do an Honors Project supervised by a faculty member from the appropriate department.


# Interscholastic Sports Offered 13 14
SportsBasketball, Crew, Cross Country Running, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Wrestling


Total Extracurricular Organizations 28 24
ExtracurricularsAdopt a Grandparent Club, Establish a relationship with the Elderly, Anime, Explore Japanese Culture, Arts and Crafts Club, Create Expressively with Unusual Materials, Chess, Improve Levels of Concentration, Classic Movie Club, Thoughtful Discussion of Cinematic Classics, Community Service Club, Time Spent Improving the Campus, Electronic Games Club, Reviewing and Experiencing Various Electronic Games, Fencing, Self Awarness, Self Discipline and Concentration, Go Club, To Improve Cognitive Ability, GSA Club, A Safe Supportive Place for Gay Teens, Horticulture Club, Gardening and Plant Care, Jewelry Club, Design and Make Jewelry, Karaoke Club, To Sing Different Genres of Music and Have Fun, Mindfulness, Mock Trail Club, Develop Critical Thinking, Reading and Speaking, Music Jam Club, Freewheeling Musical Creativity, Novel Club, To Write Scripts and Convert into Storyboards, Paint Ball, Teamwork, Sportsmanship, Respect, Photo Yearbook Club, Take Photos for Publication, Puppy Playtime Club, Learn How to Raise and Train a Puppy, Red Cross Blood Club, Donate and Develop a Sense of Responsibility, Russian Club, Introduction to Russian Culture and Cooking, Snack Attack, Nutrition and Healthy Snacks, Snow Shoe Club, Spend Time Exercising in the New England Woods, Stage Crew Club, Backstage Area and Equipment Functions,

College Matriculation

Year: 2005-2010 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Curry College 7
University of Denver 6
Mount Holyoke College 4
Norheastern University 4
Saint Michael's College 4
Colby-Sawyer 3
Suffolk University 3
Syracuse University 3
Wheaton College 3
Worcester Polytechnic Institute 3
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes:

  • "A personalized education, a traditional prep-school experience" Founded in 1967, Eagle Hill School is the premier co-educational, college preparatory boarding school for students in grades 8-12 diagnosed with learning (dis)abilities and ADD. Eagle Hill provides a college prepatory school curriculum with individualized attention. Each student has a course of study designed for his specific needs. Our 200+ acre campus presents a serene and nurturing environment in which our students can focus on their academics and student life. Eagle Hill accepts motivated students with learning differences such who have average to above average cognitive abilities. Our students' profiles include children with a variety of language based learning (dis)abilities such as Dyslexia, ADD, Executive Functioning, Dysgraphia and Discalcula. EHS boasts a 99% college matriculation rate to colleges and universities throughout the United States. Our average graduating class is 38. Our students' college matriculation is very diverse as you will see in our matriculation list. Eagle Hill is pioneering a cutting edge program with Dr. Ratey, the author of "Spark" which will revolutionize the way we incorporate exercise and education to further enhance our students' cognitive abilities. Our five week summer camp for students ages 10-18 provides intensive academic skill development, a wide variety of afternoon elective courses such as woodworking, swimming and graphic arts as well as evening clubs such as horseback riding, fishing, photography and art club.
  • LD types supported: Dyslexia, Language-Based Learning Disability, ADD, ADHD, NLD
  • School accreditations: NEASC, TABS, NAIS, AISNE

Nearby Schools:

The nearest boarding school is The MacDuffie School (15.5 miles away)
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • 15.5 mi | Gr. 6-12 | 297 students66 School Street
    GranbyMA 01033
  • 20.5 mi | Gr. 6-12 | 425 students423 Main Street
    WilbrahamMA 01095
  • 22.4 mi | Gr. 6-12 | 645 students81 Providence Street
    WorcesterMA 01604
  • 22.9 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 250 students172 Ash Street
    WinchendonMA 01475
  • 23.5 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 400 students39 School Street, P.O. Box 8000
    AshburnhamMA 01430
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