Houghton Academy

9790 Thayer Street
Houghton, NY 14744
Tel: 585-567-8115
  • Houghton Academy is a Christian, college-prep boarding and day school enrolling students in grades 7 - 12.
  • John Nelson, Head of School, describes our program as having a three-fold emphasis on head, heart and hands.
  • We seek to supply core knowledge, allow knowledge to be informed by faith, and then encourage students to put their knowledge and faith into action.
  • To that end, we offer more than academic coursework. We encourage our students to get involved in sports or music or drama or art or publishing as we believe that good education should encompass more than just books and information.
Definition of Terms 
2017 School Data
Houghton AcademyBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered7-129-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
Religious AffiliationNon-denom. / ChristianNon-denominational
Year Founded18831910
Campus Size25 acres105 acres

Student Body

Enrollment124 students300 students
% Students of Color
2%
20%
% International Students
47%
20%
% Students Boarding
50%
66%
Average SAT Scoren/a* National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad YearNoNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeFormalCasual
Average Class Size16 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:71:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1116
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
72%
70%
Summer Program OfferedNoYes

Finances

Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$30,175$52,700
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$6,950$28,270
Tuition international students$32,470$47,000
% Students on Financial Aid
26%
36%
Merit Scholarships OfferedNoNo

Admission

Application DeadlineFeb. 10 / rollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredNoYes
Acceptance Rate
46%
57%
Director of AdmissionsScott Frazier

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1116
CoursesAP Microeconomics, AP Physics 1, AP Physics 2, AP United States Government and Politics, AP United States History, College Christian Apologetics (dual credit), College Literary Studies (dual credit), College Writing (dual credit), Introduction to Christian Theology (dual credit), Oral Interpretation and Drama (dual credit), Principles of Management (dual credit)

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered614
SportsBasketball, Cheering, Golf, Soccer, Track and Field, Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations1123
ExtracurricularsBadminton Club, Band, Choir, Community Service Club, Drama Club, Handbell Choir, National Honor Society, Ski/Snowboard Club, Student Senate, Worship Team, Yearbook

College Matriculation

Year: 2008 - 201310 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Houghton College27
Michigan State University7
Binghamton University, State University of New York6
University of Washington5
Ohio State University at Columbus4
Boston University3
Georgia Institute of Technology3
Indiana Wesleyan University3
Syracuse University3
University of Massachusetts Boston3

School Notes

  • Established in 1883, Houghton Academy has a long history of successfully preparing students for the challenges of college and of life. Comprised of both boarding students and day students, a Houghton education is based on Christian philosophy of education. The faculty and staff at Houghton Academy are committed to serving as positive adult role-models for our students.
  • School accreditations: ACSI, Middle States, TABS, NAIS
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