Eagle Hill School

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.

Quick Stats (2023-24)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 8-12
  • Enrollment: 220 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $88,725
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $63,565
  • Acceptance rate: 23%
  • Average class size: 6 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Eagle Hill School ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 288 schools) for:

Category
Attribute
Student Attention

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2023 School Data
Eagle Hill School
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
8-12
8-12
School Type
Co-ed
Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Dyslexia, Language-Based Learning Disability, ADD, ADHD, NLD
n/a
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1967
1907
Campus Size
210 acres
130 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
220 students
314 students
% Students of Color
15%
25%
% International Students
9%
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,
Casual
Average Class Size
6 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
7:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
10
17
Number of IB Courses Offered
12
-
ESL Courses Offered
No
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
80%
71%
Summer Program Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$8 million
(Ongoing $50M Comprehensive Campaign)
$25 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$88,725
(Academic Year - 2023-2024)
$63,925
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$63,565
(Academic Year - 2023-2024)
$35,185
Summer Program Cost
$11,530
(Summer 2024)
% Students on Financial Aid
3%
40%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant
$50,000
$25,000
Merit Scholarships Offered
No
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
None / Rolling
Jan. 15
Acceptance Rate
23%
60%
Director of Admissions
Mr. Dana Harbert
Mrs. Sue Cranford

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
10
17
Courses
Eagle 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.

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
56
23
Extracurriculars
Club 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 - 2018
10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Dean College
12
High Point University
10
Lynn University
10
Sacred Heart University
10
Curry College
8
Lasell College
8
Endicott College
7
Marist College
5
McDaniels College
5
University of Arizona
5

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
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Eagle Hill School cost?
Eagle Hill School's tuition is approximately $88,725 for boarding students and $63,565 for day students.
What is the acceptance rate of Eagle Hill School?
The acceptance rate of Eagle Hill School is 23%, which is lower than the boarding school average of 60%. Eagle Hill School's acceptance rate is ranked as one of the top boarding schools with low acceptance rates.
Who are famous alumni from Eagle Hill School?
Eagle Hill School famous alumni include: Frank P. Cochrane ‘70, Gurdon (Stan )Wattles '75, Patrick Taylor McQuown '89 and Max Silver '06.
What sports does Eagle Hill School offer?
Eagle Hill School offers 14 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Squash, Swimming, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball and Wrestling.
Does Eagle Hill School offer a summer program?
Yes, Eagle Hill School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What is Eagle Hill School's ranking?
Eagle Hill School ranks among the top 20 boarding schools for Small average class sizes, Low acceptance rates and Most extracurriculars offered.
When is the application deadline for Eagle Hill School?
The application deadline for Eagle Hill School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Class of 2014
5.00
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
5.00
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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Quick Stats (2023-24)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 8-12
  • Enrollment: 220 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $88,725
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $63,565
  • Acceptance rate: 23%
  • Average class size: 6 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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