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Northampton High School

School Facts

  • Number of Students
    900
  • Student Population
    CoEd - School for both genders
  • Accommodation
    Homestay Accommodation
  • Religious Affiliation
    Not religious
  • Program Length Available
    Fall Year

School Description

Located in the Connecticut River Valley, Northampton High School is one of Western Massachusetts' premier educational institutions. With an extensive range of successful athletic teams, diverse visual and performing arts opportunities, and the opportunity for juniors and seniors to take college-level courses at local community colleges or nearby Smith College, students have numerous opportunities to explore their passions and grow inside and outside of the classroom.

Facilities
The school has state-of-the-art classrooms which boast the latest technologies, a gymnasium, and a 700-seat proscenium theater. Outside, Northampton High School has a number of athletic venues, including an eight-lane outdoor track and a number of fields.

Sports and Arts
Northampton High School offers 14 varsity sports throughout three seasons. The Blue Devils have a traditionally strong girl's basketball program, winning the Division I State Championship in 2008, as well as powerhouse cross-country and track and field programs.

In addition to the main theater, the school also has a new Black Box theater and a third “Little Theater.” In charge of the theater program is Stephen Eldredge, a renowned actor and director who has extensive experience in a variety of cities, including New York.

Awards and Accomplishments
In addition to boasting high average scores on standardized tests, 80 percent of Northampton High School students go on to college or university following graduation. Moreover, 75 percent of students take at least one AP class, and the school offers 13 AP and nine honors-level courses.

Community Information
Part of New England’s “Knowledge Corridor,” Northampton is the county seat of Hampshire County, Massachusetts. It is also home to Smith College, an all-women’s college which is one of the foremost higher education institutions in the United States. Northampton features a number of artists, academics, and musicians, resulting in a unique, eclectic blend of creativity.

Northampton is located an hour and 45 minutes west of Boston, and is also less than an hour from Hartford, Connecticut. Boston is accessible by car or Peter Pan bus, while Hartford can be reached by car or Amtrak train.

City Population: 28,000

  • 11, 12 Grades at School
Diploma Year Offered?
Yes
Student Population
CoEd - School for both genders
Teacher/Student Ratio
1:15
SAT Average
1230
ACT Average
31
English as Second Language (ESL) Support Available
No
Sports
American Football, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country Running, Field Hockey, Golf, Hockey, Indoor Track, Lacrosse, Skiing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track, Ultimate Frisbee, Wrestling
Arts
Acting, Art - Foundations, Ceramics, Ceramics, Drawing and Painting, Film Studies, Filmmaking, Graphic Design, Print Making, Sculpture, Theater Arts, Video And Digital Imaging, Woodworking
Music
Band, Chamber Choir, Chorus, Music Theory, Song Writing
Advanced Courses (AP, A-Levels)
Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, European History, Microeconomics, Physics 1, Physics 2, Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, Physics C: Mechanics, Psychology, Statistics, US History
Languages
French, Latin, Spanish
Clubs and Extracurricular
A Cappella, Anime Club, Best Buddies, Biking, Chess Club, Debate, Environmental, Female Empowerment, Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA), Improv, Interact Club, Key Club, Knitting Club, Meditation, Model United Nations (Model UN), Newspaper, Outing club, Photography Club, Quiz Bowl, Spirit Club, Students of Color, Theater Tech, Young Democrats
Accepting Students in Grades
No
Ages Accepted
14-19
ELTiS Required
215
TOEFL Required
50

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