Eagle Hill School

Hardwick, Massachusetts, USA view map
Co-Ed, No Religious Affiliation

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Eagle Hill School is a private college-preparatory boarding school for students with diagnosed learning (dis)abilities and/or ADD. The structured daily schedule incorporates academics, the arts, sports, and a supervised evening study period. Interscholastic sports include soccer, cross-country running, basketball, wrestling, tennis, golf, lacrosse and softball. EHS is a nurturing community that works in close partnership with the family. A summer program serves students ages 10-18.

242 Old Petersham Road, P.O. Box 116, Hardwick, Massachusetts, USA 01037

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Director of Admission: Dana Harbert
Admissions Phone:413-477-6000Fax:413-477-6837
Email: admission@ehs1.org Website: www.ehs1.org

  • Application Deadline: Rolling
  • Application Fee: $100
  • International Application Fee: $100
  • Accept TABS Admission Application: No

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Highlights from the EHS Administrative Blog

Posted on September 8, 2010
Over the past several months, Eagle Hill School adminstrators have been sharing their unique perspectives on campus life over at our Administrative Blog. Their writing is chock-full of insights and anecdotes about what makes Eagle Hill tick...and what makes it so great. While there is plenty more th

  • Founded: 1967
  • Campus Size: 240 acres
  • Grades Offered: 8th-12th
  • Accredited by: NEASC, AISNE
Student Body
Grades 8th-12th
Grades 8th-12th
Girls     76 7 83
Boys     115 10 125
Total     191 17 208

Tuition and Financial Aid
  • 7-Day Boarding: $65,346
  • 5-Day Boarding: N/A
  • Day Tuition Fee: $46,249
  • Payment Plans: Not Offered
  • Need-Based Aid: Offered
  • Students Receiving Aid: 1.00%
  • Average Awarded: $0
School Finances
  • Merit Scholarships: Not Offered
  • Students Receiving Merit Scholarships: 0.00%
  • Average Merit Scholarship: $0
  • Current Endowment: $0
  • Per Student Endowment: $0

Summary: At Eagle Hill, a distinguished faculty offers a wide range of courses in our college preparatory program of studies. Students are challenged with demanding coursework in the traditional disciplines, including a diverse offering of elective courses, and are given the opportunity to pursue their interests and passions in the creative and performing arts. At the same time, each student's specific academic needs are given careful consideration as a program of study is developed under the guidance of the student's academic advisor.

Department Director: Michael Riendeau

Average Class Size: 5

Full Time Teachers: 51

Teachers Holding Advanced Degrees: 85.00%

Student/Teacher Ratio: 5:1

Summer Programs Offered: Offered

Advanced/Enrichment Programs
Support Programs
  • ADD/ADHD Support
  • Learning Differences Support
  • Classics
  • Creative Writing
  • Honors
  • Literature
  • Poetry
  • Honors
  • United States History
  • World History
Foreign Languages:
  • French
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Latin
  • Philosophy
  • Social Justice
  • World Religions
Humanities/Social Sciences:
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Anatomy
  • Biology
  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Science
  • Ecology
  • Health
  • Marine Biology
  • Meteorology
  • Microbiology
  • Oceanography
  • Physical Science
  • Physics
  • Zoology
  • Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Honors Math
  • Geometry
  • Trigonometry
Computer Studies:
  • Computer Applications
  • Computer Science
  • Multimedia
  • Web Design
  • Choral Music
  • History of Music
  • Individual Instructions
  • Music History
  • Music Theory
  • Songwriting
  • Voice
  • Jam Band
Performing/Visual Arts:
  • Acting
  • Art
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Design
  • Drama
  • Drawing
  • Film and Video
  • Graphic Design
  • History of Theater
  • Journalism
  • Lighting Design
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Pottery
  • Printmaking
  • Public Speaking
  • Screen-printing
  • Sculpture
  • Silkscreen
  • Studio Art
  • Theater Arts
  • Woodworking
Special Programs:
  • Community Service
  • Internships
  • Leadership
  • Outdoor Education
  • Personal Finance
Distinctive or New Programs:
  • Arts Management Internship
    Technical Theater Internship

AP Courses Available:

Summary: Eagle Hill School fosters a spirit of community and encourages involvement and engagement both in and out of the classroom. Students develop and nurture life skills necessary for college and beyond through participation in a residential program that is much more than the dormitories on campus. Athletics, clubs, activities and weekend trips are specifically chosen to challenge and inspire our students to find new strengths. Every student should feel comfortable with the person they are today while they find the person they will become.

Department Director: Christopher Hancock

Dorm Life

Number of Dorms: 5

No. of Girls Dorms: 2

No. of Boys Dorms: 3

Dorm Amenities:
Game Room
Wireless Internet 
Vending Machines 

Dress Code: Uniform

Student Life


  • All-weather track
  • Baseball field(s)
  • Fitness Center
  • Indoor basketball court(s)
  • Pool
  • Indoor pool
  • Indoor climbing wall
  • Squash courts

Clubs and Organizations

  • Amnesty International
  • Astronomy Club
  • Chess Club
  • Community Service
  • Diversity Club
  • Drama Club
  • Environmental Club
  • Fencing
  • Gardening
  • Horseback Riding
  • Literary Magazine
  • Mock Trial
  • Newspaper
  • Peer Counseling
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Photography
  • Skateboarding Clubs
  • Snowboarding
  • Student Activities
  • Student Government
  • Student Publications
  • Theater
  • Weightlifting
  • Yearbook
  • Yoga

Summary: Arts and athletics both play an important role in fostering mental and physical development. Central to Eagle Hill School’s arts curriculum is a belief in the vital importance of the creative imagination. The imagination is where new ideas are generated, where true artistic development and progress become possible. Our teachers support and nurture their students’ creative imaginations by helping these young adults to find means of personal expression that are effective and appropriate for them, and then to make real – in paintings, drawings, sculptures, handcrafted household objects, dramatic and musical performances, musical scores, plays, videos, computer graphics – the power of their own ideas, perceptions and responses. In doing so, EHS’s Creative Arts faculty remain acutely sensitive and responsive to a variety of learning styles. Our sports and fitness center allows students the opportunity to participate in daily activities and/or sports. The sports and fitness center features an indoor swimming pool, squash courts, a climbing wall, three basketball courts, fitness center, and a multipurpose room for dance, zumba, fencing, yoga, and others.

Arts Department Director: Michael Richard

Athletics Department Director: Cindy Coughlin

  • Chamber Ensemble
  • Choral Music
  • Dance
  • Rock Band
  • Tech Crew
  • Theater
Interscholastic Sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross-Country Running
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Wrestling
Recreational Sports
  • Aerobics
  • Alpine Skiing
  • Basketball
  • Fencing
  • Free Style Skiing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Outdoor Education
  • Rafting
  • Skateboarding
  • Snowboarding
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Weight Lifting

Summary: With virtually all Eagle Hill graduates matriculating to college, the primary function of the guidance department is to facilitate the college search and application process. The department recommends colleges, levels of support, and necessary accommodations for each student during his or her junior year. The faculty works closely with seniors to help complete their applications and submit the necessary materials.

Department Director: Jed Geary

College Information

Percentage of Graduates Who Attend College: 97.00%

Colleges attended in the past 5 years by our graduates:

Northeastern University 2 graduates
Providence College 1 graduates
Syracuse University 3 graduates
Mount Holyoke College 2 graduates
University of Hartford 1 graduates
Elon University 2 graduates
High Point University 3 graduates

Middle Percentile of SAT Scores

25th percentile 75th percentile
Critical Reading NA NA
Mathematics NA NA
Writing NA NA


Quotes from Alumni

Summary: From early July through early August, Eagle Hill runs a five-week session for students ages 10-16 who have been diagnosed with specific learning (dis)abilities and/or Attention Deficit Disorder. Consistent with our mission, the Eagle Hill summer session provides academic enrichment and skill development for students interested in addressing specific academic and social skills needs or maintaining progress achieved over the preceding academic year. Electives and sports activities are combined with academic courses to address the needs of the whole person in a camp atmosphere. This success-oriented environment gives bright, motivated students the opportunity to flourish. Our summer session is also a great way for students entering the fall session for the first time in September to become acquainted with the campus, the faculty, and their peers. This head start ensures a smooth and successful transition.

Department Director: Stone Eric