Hoosac School was founded in Hoosick, New York in 1889. For over 125 years Hoosac has been enrolling boarders and day students in Forms II-VI (Grades 8-12) and our post-graduate program. As a coeducational, college preparatory school, Hoosac celebrates each student's individuality in all aspects of their educational life. Our low student to teacher ratio, challenging academics and active social life in a caring and supportive community prepares all Hoosac students for the rigor of college and life ahead. We encourage you to explore our website and learn more about what a Hoosac experience will mean for you.
Dr. Edward Dudley Tibbits established Hoosac School to provide an intimate, highly personalized educational setting in which each student could receive individualized attention and support. Today, the School's essential mission remains true to its founder's philosophy: to develop the character, spirit, mind, and body of its students, to foster independence and self-discipline, and to motivate them to develop to their full potential for success in college and for full, productive, and intelligent lives.
What Makes Hoosac Unique?
Hoosac is a school rich with traditions, some of which have existed for over one hundred years. Students seamlessly integrate these little rituals into their daily lives without even noticing how special Hoosac is for having them.
At Hoosac School, we strive to create a learning environment that is comprehensive in scope while recognizing the individual student. Our approach includes mastery and collaborative learning and student-centered classrooms. As a college preparatory school, Hoosac offers a broad-based curriculum in the five major academic areas and encourages all students to explore the arts throughout their time here.
In addition to the core curriculum offered at Hoosac, we yearly introduce new, and often specialized, courses. In an effort to create an individualized academic experience for each student, independent programs of study are also designed in several fields. Hoosac's variety of course offerings reflect not only the individual areas of concentration and interest among the faculty, but also our belief that the larger implications and truths addressed in a particular course are not limited solely to a particular field. At Hoosac, the ideas introduced in any given course elucidate ideas and questions in other, often seemingly unrelated, courses. In designing our curriculum, we strive to impart to students the basic truth that questions and ideas are not confined to the conventional boundaries of a particular field of study. The study of Mathematics makes us better writers, art makes us better mathematicians, and philosophy makes us better artists.
Hoosac School's athletic program provides every student the opportunity to experience the thrill of athletic competition on an intramural or interscholastic level. At Hoosac School, we view athletic competition as an extension of the academic curriculum. Emphasis is placed on sportsmanship, cooperation, self-discipline, and enjoying the game at every level. Whether it be high-level interscholastic competitive sports such as Basketball, Ice Hockey, and Soccer, intramural level sports or fitness for life, Hoosac has the team for you! Check out our teams and media section to see The Owls in Action!
Even with its diverse population, abundance of cultures and languages, art is a universal language at Hoosac School. - Jason Jansen, Art Director
The Visual Arts program at Hoosac School is dedicated to providing an atmosphere where artistic exploration and experimentation is encouraged. All teachers at Hoosac value the importance of artistic exploration and the role art classes play in shaping our students' education.
Clubs and Social Activities
Social life revolves around nine dormitories located throughout the Hoosac campus. Roughly two-thirds of our students have a roommate; the rest live in singles. First year students are assigned to dorms on the basis of their age, grade level and gender.
Hoosac has classes six days a week, which enables us to have three-week Christmas and Spring vacations as well as five-day breaks in the middle of each trimester. On weekdays, academics will dominate your schedule. However, ample time is set aside on weekends for fun and relaxation.
Hoosac School welcomes students of average to superior ability who seek an educational opportunity within a small community in which they can attain their full academic and personal potential.
14 Pine Valley Road
Hoosick, NY 12089