The mission of Houghton Academy is to offer young people a college preparatory education within the framework of a Christian worldview.
Houghton Academy models and communicates Christian community that reflects Core Values crucial to prepare students to live authentically, learn deeply, lead globally, and love boldly for the glory of God.
A Brief History
Over a century ago, Wesleyan Methodist evangelist Willard J. Houghton traveled the Genesee valley by horse and buggy, tirelessly inviting children to Sunday school. In 1882 his conversations with area church leaders turned a love for young people into a vision for a school--a school that would serve as a "moral lighthouse" for a "dark world."
Understand and wrestle with biblical values
Develop God-given gifts and abilities
Evaluate personal decisions and actions
Acquire and apply foundational knowledge
Engage intellectual curiosity
Demonstrate critical thinking skills
Appreciate diverse cultures
Cultivate meaningful relationships
influence positive change
Respect God, others, and self
Practice selfless service
Pursue justice, mercy, and peace
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Seth Pullen '96
Attorney, Richardson, Pullen & Buck, P.C.
Mark Getzin '68
US Army Retired
Leon Bellamy ‘59
CEO, Gourmet Classic Salads
Associate Professor, Houghton University
Chaplain, Interaction International
Peter Luckey '70
Senior Solutions Consultant, 321 Gang
Julie Palmer '99
Senior Director, Advancement William & Mary Business School Foundation
Jordan Dover '98
Diplomat, US State Department