Affording Houghton

When the Academy was founded, Willard Houghton went on record with his intention that Houghton Academy be affordable.

The world's economy has changed considerably since 1883, but in the realm of secondary boarding schools, Houghton Academy's price point remains low, so low in fact that many folks ask us why we are so much cheaper than other quality schools. We are happy to answer that question thus: the faculty and staff at Houghton Academy are not in education for the money. Their willingness to work for less allows us to pass a considerable savings on to our families.

While we recognize that "affordable" is a relative term, we firmly believe that we offer a high-end education at a very modest price. Information on aid and scholarships is presented here.


Enrolling both day students and boarding students, Houghton Academy offers a diverse student body. Each year, students arrive here from around the world, bring with them a rich cultural mosaic unavailable anywhere else in Allegany County.

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