Eagle Hill School (Hardwick, MA) educates eighth through twelfth grade students with learning (dis)abilities, including Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). Faculty are committed to providing an intimate and individualized course of study for each student within a traditional boarding school setting. I found the community to be both encouraging and supportive, honoring the individual, valuing learning diversity, and fostering personal and social growth for each of its students.
While meeting and speaking with four students (an eighth grader, two tenth graders, and one senior), all spoke highly of EHS for different reasons. But, each mentioned common thread, Eagle Hill’s unique academic schedule. Each period is 54 minutes long; each term is 4 weeks. Course discretion or difficulty level is based on student needs and academic integrity. The academic faculty and departments place students at levels of academic challenge appropriate for each child. To graduate from Eagle Hill School students must successfully complete 200 credits.
Eagle Hill School has a very strong and active visual and performing arts program. This new Cultural Center is shared extensively with the local community for internships, artists in residence, art exhibits, and public programming.
The students I met with were also involved in student council, sports teams, and spoke about varied weekend activities and clubs available on campus. Students never lack activities on campus which includes a terrific skate board park.
Eagle Hill is an outstanding school option where faculty believe that learning differently demands teaching differently and students have unlimited opportunities to get involved and thrive in this beautiful Massachusetts setting.
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