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Houghton Academy

Houghton Academy is a coeducational private Methodist boarding traditional school for students in grades 6 through 12.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Rural


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Houghton Academy says

Houghton Academy is a Christian, college-prep boarding and day school enrolling students in grades 6 - 12. Dr. George Wiedmaier, 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. 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.





Grades Cost Term
High School $24,435 Annual

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Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 138
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
6 8
7 9
8 10
9 20
10 25
11 30
12 36

Houghton Academy's relatively even enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing Houghton Academy's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 10 : 1
Average Class Size 14
Gender 64% Male / 36% Female
Dress Code Formal
Percent Boarding 51%
Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 58%
Multi-racial 1%
Hispanic/Latino 1%
Black or African American 5%
Asian 36%


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Associations & Memberships

Other school associations

The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)

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