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New Student Orientation

The New Student Summer Orientation Program is a five-week summer experience designed intentionally and specifically for students starting their first year at EHS in September.

New Student Orientation Program students enroll in five courses offered through EHS's traditional summer program and two courses for academic credit—Seminar On Learning and Adventure Ropes—that are for Orientation Program participants only. Additionally, there is a program of social activities designed exclusively for Orientation participants, culminating in a summer-ending white water rafting trip.

The benefit of this program for new students is immeasurable, and students who have taken advantage of an Eagle Hill summer prior to beginning in the fall tell us time and again what a confidence-boosting and affirming experience it was for them. Students make friends and get to know the faculty and campus well, allowing for a seamless fall transition.


Daytime Schedule

Divided into eight periods
, the daily schedule combines four core academic classes with four electives. Core classes concentrate on the subjects of reading, writing, and math with an emphasis placed on the greatest area of need for each individual student. Students can also take advantage of Pragmatics classes, such as Building Relationships, which serve to strengthen social skills and peer relationships.

Eagle Hill places a premium on providing individual attention, and our 5:1 student to teacher ratio ensures that attention is focused and productivity is maximized. Our Eagle Hill teachers understand the needs of their students and employ the most effective methods possible to ensure success both in and out of the classroom.

Elective courses allow students the opportunity to explore the arts, world languages, topics in science, and a wide range of other areas. Swimming is also a daily activity. 

Elective offerings typically include:

Art Psychology Organization and Time Management
Graphic Arts Current Events Creative Writing and Poetry
Photography Basic Acting Study Skills
Woodworking Digital Art Fly Fishing
Outdoor Adventure Historical Fiction Astronomy
Jewelry Making Astronomy Babysitting 101
Improv Model Rocketry Mountain Biking
Poetry Office Applications French
History Science of Flight Spanish
Basic Filmmaking Internet Research Fitness/Wellness

If you have any questions, you can reach an admission officer by telephone at 413-477-6000 or by email at admission@eaglehill.school.
Program Dates:
JULY 1 – AUGUST 2, 2019
P.O. Box 116
242 Old Petersham Road
Hardwick, MA 01037
Phone: 413.477.6000
Fax: 413.477.6837

Eagle Hill School

An innovative approach to LD education in a classic New England boarding school environment, where diverse learners achieve success.