Eagle Hill School

5.00 (2 reviews)
P.O. Box 116 , 242 Old Petersham Road
Hardwick, MA 01037
Eagle Hill School is a co-educational, college-preparatory boarding school that provides individualized education for students with diverse learning profiles, including those identified with dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, and ADHD.
Eagle Hill is an IB World School that offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme in addition to our traditional high school diploma.

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  • Class of 2014
    5 Stars  
    Dean College
    What makes EHS different is the faculty and staff, because they are all like family to the students. They have all seen us through the best and worst of our days and have never given. . .

  • Class of 2003
    5 Stars  
    Hofstra University
    The Eagle Hill School in Hardwick, MA, is an institution that that stands out among the rest. The faculty at EHS provide their students with the attention and patience that most schools do not or. . .

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Definition of Terms
 | 2021 School Data
Eagle Hill SchoolBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered8-129-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
ADD/ADHD SupportYesYes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded19671907
Campus Size210 acres125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment220 students300 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Scoren/a* National Avg. »View
Average ACT score21*National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad YearNoNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(khaki pants or skirt, button down collared shirts, skirts, )
Average Class Size6 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Student : Teacher Ratio6:17:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1018
Number of IB Courses Offered12-
ESL Courses OfferedNoYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program OfferedYesYes
Summer Program Cost$10,975
(Summer 2021)
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size$8 million
(Ongoing $50M Comprehensive Campaign)
$25 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
(Academic Year - 2021-2022)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
(Academic Year - 2021-2022)
% Students on Financial Aid
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$50,000$25,000
Merit Scholarships OfferedNoNo

Acceptance Rate

Application DeadlineNone / RollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredNoYes
Acceptance Rate
Director of AdmissionsMr. Dana Harbert
Mrs. Sue Cranford

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1018
CoursesEagle Hill is an authorized IB World School offering the IB Diploma Programme., Rather than an AP course, students choose to do an Honors Project supervised by a faculty member from the appropriate department.


# Interscholastic Sports Offered1516
SportsBasketball, Crew, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Wrestling


Total Extracurricular Organizations5623
ExtracurricularsClub or Organization:
Adopt a Grandparent Club, Arts and Crafts Club, Community Art Show, Create Expressively with Unusual Materials, Cultural Diversity, Design and Make Jewelry, Develop Critical Thinking, Donate and Develop a Sense of Responsibility, Establish a relationship with the Elderly, Fencing, Freewheeling Musical Creativity, Future Educators, Gardening and Plant Care, Go Club, Go Green, Gormet Food, Horticulture Club, Introduction to Russian Culture and Cooking, Jewelry Club, Karaoke Club, Learn How to Raise and Train a Puppy, Magic, Mock Trail Club, Music Jam Club, Novel Club, Nutrition and Healthy Snacks, Paint Ball, Photo Yearbook Club, Puppy Playtime Club, Read, Write, Think, Reading and Speaking, Red Cross Blood Club, Respect, Robotics, Russian Club, Self Awarness, Self Discipline and Concentration, Snack Attack, Snow Shoe Club, Spend Time Exercising in the New England Woods, Sportsmanship, Take Photos for Publication, Teamwork, To Improve Cognitive Ability, To learn About and care for all Living Organisms, To Sing Different Genres of Music and Have Fun, To Write Scripts and Convert into Storyboards, Wood Shop, Zoo Keepers Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Backstage Area and Equipment Functions, Music and Drama Departments Join Together for Two Full Scale Productions a Year, Stage Crew Club, Theatre Production

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Volleyball Club

College Matriculation

Year: 2013 - 201810 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Dean College12
High Point University10
Lynn University10
Sacred Heart University10
Curry College8
Lasell College8
Endicott College7
Marist College5
McDaniels College5
University of Arizona5
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 identified with diverse learning profiles. Eagle Hill provides a college preparatory 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 differences such as Dyslexia, ADHD, Executive Functioning, Dysgraphia, and Dyscalculia. 
  • Eagle Hill boasts a 96% 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. Click here to learn more about our summer program.
  • LD types supported: Dyslexia, Language-Based Learning Disability, ADD, ADHD, NLD
  • Eagle Hill School accreditations: NEASC, TABS, NAIS, AISNE
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Frank P. Cochrane ‘70 - President, Investment Timing Consultants, Inc.
    • Gurdon (Stan )Wattles '75 - Former Formula 1, Indy Car and International Sports Cars Driver Founder of Metro Racing Systems and GSW Enterprises, LLC Current Board Member: National Center for Learning Disabilities
    • Patrick Taylor McQuown '89 - Inventor, Entrepreneur and Co-founder and President, Proteus Director of Entrepreneurship, James Madison University Two-time Technology and Engineering Emmy Award winner MIT TR 100; granted 2004; MIT Technology Review Magazine's Top 100 people under 35
    • Max Silver '06 - Entrepreneur and Founder, Vertical Groove Golf

Profile last updated: 07/23/2021

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