Application Process at Hoosac School

The private school search can be a difficult and time-consuming process, and we appreciate you considering Hoosac School. We pride ourselves on being one of the top boarding schools located in the greater Albany and New York metropolitan areas. Within our website, you will find in-depth information about our school and get a good overview of all that Hoosac has to offer.

Hoosac students are encouraged to do their best and are given the necessary tools and support to help them in their studies. With a low student-to-teacher ratio, our teachers are dedicated to ensuring each student gains a comprehensive understanding of all subject matter, while at the same time having fun learning.

Hoosac is unique in its ability to offer challenging academics while maintaining intimate class sizes, offering students of all levels the ability to succeed. Additionally, most of our teachers live on campus and are available in the evenings for extra help or just some conversation. We pride ourselves on our globally diverse student body which currently represents students from around the United States and 15 countries.

A Robust Liberal Arts and Science Education

At Hoosac, we take our place as one of the top boarding high schools in New York very seriously. Our robust liberal arts curriculum is punctuated by opportunities for students to grow in all areas of their lives:

  • Academically
  • Socially
  • Ethically
  • Athletically
  • Individually

Those who attend Hoosac graduate with an exceptionally well-rounded education, putting them on the right footing to be leaders in their chosen collegiate and professional paths.

Academics for the Whole Student

We adhere to the principles of Mastery Teaching, which fosters critical thinking skills in our Hoosac students. From morning until evening, they are encouraged to ask questions, make connections between the topics they learn in their classes, and go as far as they can intellectually. As one of the top boarding high schools in New York, we want every person who attends Hoosac to leave with a greater understanding of the world and their place in it.

Athletics for Every Personality

Some students are driven by competing on sports teams, others are interested in staying fit and healthy without the rigors of being in a competitive environment. At Hoosac, we have all kinds of athletic choices for our young men and women. For those interested in competing at elite levels, Hoosac is part of the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council, which provides athletes with exposure to top northeastern colleges and universities.

Visual Arts for a Strong Foundation

The visual and performing arts are important to teachers and students at Hoosac, because they help us gain deeper insights into world cultures, literature, politics, ethics, religion, architecture and other disciplines. Hoosac graduates leave our boarding high school with a fondness for the role visual and performing arts play in society, as well as an underlying respect for these fields of study.

If you feel Hoosac might be the place for you, please submit the information request form or apply online. If you have any questions or would like additional information, please call the admissions office at 518.686.7331 or you can reach us by email at