Welcome

Since 1883, Houghton Academy has been educating young people from across America, and we have worked with international students for over sixty years.

Welcome to the website of Houghton Academy, where our emphasis is to develop in young men and women their own unique heart and mind for God, providing the requisite nurture and care of a Christian boarding and day school.

Houghton Academy has since 1883 helped students to

  1. understand the need for a personal commitment to Christ;
  2. comprehend the importance of a life of service;
  3. grow toward a mature understanding of society, history, and the natural world;
  4. develop in physical ability and strength; and 
  5. exhibit appropriate social courtesies

A wise man once said, “Success is a peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best that you were capable of becoming.” Peaceful success is my ultimate hope for the students of Houghton Academy, a learning community where doing one’s best is the expectation for all.

We seek to be prayerful, purposeful, and powerful educators, preparing students with vigor and rigor, to live authentically, learn deeply, lead globally, and love boldly for the glory of God. I hope that vision is evident as you browse through these pages.

It is exciting when God works in a student’s life, not only in partnership with local families and churches, but also in serving families globally, the world becoming an extension of our body life. Faculty and students alike often experience unexpected growth from the cross-cultural impact of our 70 international students.

I invite you to consider scheduling a visit to our campus, or simply to correspond further as a first step.

Warmly,
John Nelson
Head of School

College Survival Skills

Houghton Academy has a high rate of college placement and with excellent preparation for college—with both knowledge and practical “college survival skills.”

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