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Eagle Hill School

Private | 8-12 | 184 students


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Situated in a rural neighborhood. The median home value is $209,700. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $900.

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Posted June 27, 2014

As the mother of two Eagle Hill alumni (both of whom are soon to be college graduates), and in my capacity as president of the board of trustees, reading the previous post was difficult. It is true that we have placed significant emphasis on fundraising . These efforts have allowed us not only to build state-of-the-art educational, cultural and athletic facilities, but also to triple financial aid and implement a comprehensive faculty compensation plan that has resulted in faculty retention at 95% over the last five years. These initiativeshave improved our students' experience immeasurably, a sentiment shared by 99% of the EHS community. The suggestion that EHS graduates are not succeeding in college is simply incorrect. 71% of EHS graduates finish college within five years of high school graduation - compared to 62% of all college students in the US and 25% of college students with learning differences. I am proud to know that our students more than measure up against their peers as it relates to college placement, and, in my opinion, far exceed peers in terms of character, integrity and courage. EHS is the premier school for students with learning differences - bar none.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted June 6, 2014

I would like to be writing a glowing review of Eagle Hill but I cannot. Although the faculty does have heart and investment in students with LD, the headmaster is obsessed with money, lucre and building physical plant and not addressing the poor success rate these students have after entering college. This is the unspoken travesty of what could be a remarkable school. Until this comes out in the full light of day and is managed, this school will be based on a sympathetic falsehood.
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Posted November 25, 2013

Eagle Hill School is an educational oasis. It is the absolute best thing that has ever happened to our son and to our family. Our son is happy, completely engaged, and simultaneously pushed and supported educationally. Eagle Hill's track record of getting students in to college is remarkable, and the rate at which EHS students graduate from college far exceeds that of the national average for all college students. Eagle Hill School has given us our son back and we are and will be forever grateful.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted June 2, 2013

There is no disputing that Eagle Hill has helped many students who would have been lost in a large metropolitan or suburban high school. My issue is the constant pressure to donate money..from the first day our daughter was enrolled to graduation. its really poor form.
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Posted May 30, 2013

I have mixed feelings about this school: on the one hand, it definitely helped our son in certain respects but as college prep, it is sorely lacking. The students are in a a cocoon and even by senior year, many are woefully prepared for college. For nearly $70k in tuition I expected more.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 5, 2013

I am a parent and a total fan of Eagle HIll School in Hardwick, MA. My son has thrived there. He has matured, become an independent learner, a great self advocate and has improved his grades and standardized test scores by significant percentages. He is now a more confident individual. Friends constantly remark on how well he communicates and the maturity that he presents when speaking. This is a learning difference school which never identifies the learners as having a disability. The philosophy could well be applied to any school. It is that good. I have to also comment on the quality of the teachers and the overall approach to teaching which is student focused. I value the relationship that I have with each teacher and administrator. They are sincere and care about how my child is doing. The campus is beautiful and well maintained. Weekend programming which is typically the achilles for most boarding schools is exceptionally good. My son does not think it is perfect but on visits to other schools he always returns to tell us they are not as good as EHS. We will always thank EHS for the care and education which they provided my son.
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Posted August 16, 2012

Eagle Hill School changed my sons life and gave him confidence. At the end of the summer my son said he learned more in five weeks at Eagle Hill School than he did the entire school year. The facilities are state of the art, the teachers and staff are down to earth, they listen, are available and encourage and most importantly focus on the "positive." Before my son started at Eagle Hill School he had great difficulty writing a paper, we could get a couple of sentences out of him, after Eagle Hill he has the confidence to write paragraphs. At Eagle Hill they teach students to advocate for themselves and believe in themselves. My son is a different learner now. In the classroom my son was one of those people who loved larger classrooms because he could hide, at Eagle Hill my son soon came out of his shell and spoke for himself and volunteered answers. It was not all about academics either, they had a great selection of electives, clubs and activities, my son made friends and had a good time, he is looking forward to next summer. Eagle Hill made a difference!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 15, 2012

Eagle Hill gives students with learning disabilities a chance at education that they may not otherwise get.

Posted January 31, 2011

Eagle Hill gave me many things: Life long friends, wonderfully eccentric teachers and a feeling that everyone is just a little bit crazy. What Eagle Hill failed to provide was dorm councilors who payed attention to the dramas and heartbreaks of very broken high school students. They didn't pay attention until they were forced too. However this was many years ago and things could have changed I know that since the construction of the Cultural Center classes have changed for the better. Eagle Hill saved my life but there are many things I would change about the residential program.

Posted October 11, 2010

Eagle Hill School is unique in its understanding of diverse learners, and its ability to plan for personal and academic success. Bright, capable, interesting kids, some of whom have had their hearts broken when misunderstood elsewhere, find themselves learning and growing in confidence.
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Posted June 13, 2009

I am another parent whose child was saved by Eagle Hill! After having been in 7 schools in 4 years, I fortunately discovered Eagle Hill. Now, my son could not be happier! The academic, athletic and social programs are outstanding and promote positive growth in all aspects of a student's life. The staff are very warm and supportive. My husband and I feel fortunate that our son has been given the opportunity to attend Eagle Hill. The school is clearly a 'Home away from home' for these fortunate students.
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Posted May 30, 2009

Excellent school for my grandson
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Posted March 25, 2009

Eagle Hill saved my daughter's life. We're not unique. We've heard this over and over from other parents, and it's true. My daugther was on a steep descent in a highly touted suburban high school, hanging out with underachievers, continually being sent down to lower curriculum clases, and becoming more and more depressed. Three years at Eagle Hill transformed her to a bright, engaged, eager student who is now thriving at a prestigious 4-year university.
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Posted August 1, 2008

Eagle Hill School is a slice of heaven for kids with learning differences. It is provides a wonderful atmosphere for the joy of learning and transforms lives. It has been a blessing for our child and family. The result of their nontraditional style of teaching brings out the genius in every kid. Eagle Hill School has come into its own in the past few years. The facilities are state of the art and the staff is equally impressive. It was a gift to be associated with this school.
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Ethnicity This school State average
White 86% 67%
Black 4% 8%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
Hispanic 3% 16%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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