Academy at Charlemont
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Address1359 MOHAWK TRAIL
CHARLEMONT, MA 01339
There is a unique and vibrant academic institution nestled in the rural "hilltown" community of Charlemont that needs your support. The Academy at Charlemont is a one-of-a-kind private school that blends a classical education with an unparalleled arts program, and that inspires future leaders by giving back to the community that the school calls home.
A CENTRAL PART OF OUR MISSION IS A COMMITMENT TO FINANCIAL AID FOR FAMILIES IN NEED
• We are committed to building a student body that reflects the socio-economic diversity of this rural area of New England.
• Such diversity buoys our strong, supportive community, one that engenders civic responsibility and independent thinking in our students as we prepare them for life beyond their school careers.
“As an Academy student, I not only got a top notch education--I also learned the value of teamwork on sports teams and student committees, I learned about managing people while helping to organize the lunch program, I learned about power tools and building techniques as a stage hand for winter and summer drama productions, and I learned about the many needs of our neighbors through community service days and community meals at a local church. All of these experiences (along with many others), and the people who helped make them possible, have shaped who I am today. Interacting in the intimate environment of the Academy community gave me skills in communication and small group problem solving that continue to serve me well in both my studies and my life.”–Zoë P. ’04, PhD candidate in Agricultural and Resource Economics at UC Davis
YOUR GIFT WILL SUSTAIN OUR COMMITMENT to providing rigorous academics and a strong community to students from a wide range of socio economic backgrounds.
WE SEEK TO SUPPORT OUR DYNAMIC AND BELOVED FACULTY WITH MORE RESOURCES FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
• Our faculty is second to none in their dedication to our curriculum and students.
"What I value the most about my Academy experience was the expectation of excellence by the teachers and school culture. We were there to be challenged, to work hard, and to be exposed to a wide range of interesting, in-depth material and new ways of looking at things. … My foundation in critical thinking, writing ability, and school skills—research, note-taking, test preparation, everything—is all from The Academy. The Honor Code and the constant dialogue about the value of citizenship, community, and being a part of something larger than one’s self remain front and center in my daily life. Professionally, much of what I learned and experienced at The Academy plays into my own teaching." - Jed Haupt, ‘97, Middle School Division Head & Outdoor Education Coordinator, The McClelland School
OUR VIBRANT VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS PROGRAMS ROUND OUT A BALANCED AND RIGOROUS LEARNING EXPERIENCE FOR ALL OF OUR STUDENTS
• We are proud to offer a wide range of artistic options through our Studio Block program, which brings local artists, musicians and writers into our school to teach and inspire a small but dynamic student body.
• Additional resources would allow us to partner with even more local artists to complement the diverse interests, talents and pursuits of our students.
“The sounds of The Academy on Studio Block mornings bring a smile to my face. Guitars and pianos are being played everywhere, hammers are gently tapping on metal in the art room as jewelry is being made – creativity is flowing. It’s a whole morning filled with ideas and art!” – Amelia C., 8th grade
YOUR GIFT WILL HELP ADD MORE JOYFUL SOUNDS, IDEAS, AND CREATIVITY to a program that is integral to the balance of our classical education curriculum, one where everyone learns, everyone plays, and everyone matters.
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