Linden Hill School

Northfield, Massachusetts, USA view map
All Boys, No Religious Affiliation

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Since 1961, Linden Hill School has been serving the needs of bright students with learning differences in a traditional and nurturing boarding environment. Small, individualized classes with multi-sensory approach. ELL available. Rural setting offering close proximity to many cultural experiences and outdoor recreation. Expanded extra-curricular activities including winter ski program, soccer, wrestling, ultimate frisbee, basketball, tennis, and golf. Co-ed summer program also available blending academics and traditional camp activities with weekend trips and special events.

154 South Mountain Road, Northfield, Massachusetts, USA 01360

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Director of Admission: David Tuttle
Admissions Phone:413-498-2907Toll-Free Admissions:866-498-2906Fax:866-498-2908
Email: Website:

  • Application Deadline: Rolling
  • Application Fee: $60
  • International Application Fee: $100
  • Accept TABS Admission Application: Yes
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  • Founded: 1961
  • Campus Size: 100 acres
  • Grades Offered: 5th-9th
  • Accredited by: NEASC
Student Body
Grades 5th-9th
Grades 5th-9th
Girls     0 0 0
Boys     0 0 0
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Tuition and Financial Aid
  • 7-Day Boarding: $65,600
  • 5-Day Boarding: N/A
  • Day Tuition Fee: $44,000
  • Payment Plans: Offered
  • Need-Based Aid: Not Offered
  • Students Receiving Aid: 0.00%
  • Average Awarded: $0

Summary: The Linden Hill academic program incorporates various methods to assist students in acquiring necessary skills for secondary school and life. However, at the heart of this pedagogy, is the Orton-Gillingham method. The School, being ungraded, facilitates students placement in classes based on similar academic needs rather than by age alone. The curriculum, closely aligned to the state frameworks, allows students to progress at their own pace.

Department Director: Mark Jackson

Average Class Size: 3

Full Time Teachers: 14

Teachers Holding Advanced Degrees: 50.00%

Student/Teacher Ratio: 1:3

Summer Programs Offered: Offered

Notable Achievements: Poetic Achievement Award , Creative Communications, Art Achievement Award

Advanced/Enrichment Programs
Support Programs
  • ADD/ADHD Support
  • ESL: Beginning
  • ESL: Intermediate
  • ESL: Advanced
  • Evening Study Assistance
  • Learning Differences Support
  • Study Skills Assistance
  • Technology Center
  • Creative Writing
  • Literature
  • Poetry
  • United States History
  • World History
Foreign Languages:
Humanities/Social Sciences:
  • Earth Science
  • Environmental Science
  • Physical Science
  • Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Geometry
Computer Studies:
  • Computer Applications
  • Choral Music
  • Music Appreciation
Performing/Visual Arts:
  • Art
  • Drama
  • Studio Art
  • Woodworking
Special Programs:
  • Independent Study
Distinctive or New Programs:
  • Health and Social Pragmatics
    Social Thinking
    Study Skills
    Current Events
AP Courses Available:

Summary: The Linden Hill residential life program facilitates growth in personal organization, independence, time management, self-advocacy and to reinforce the core values. Respecting and building trust with dorm mates, being responsible for one’s actions and possessions, and learning tolerance serve as examples of lessons learned through boarding at Linden Hill.

Department Director: Matthew Hart

Dorm Life

Number of Dorms: 3

Average Students Per Dorm: 10

No. of Boys Dorms: 3

Dorm Amenities:
Game Room
Laundry Facilities 
Wireless Internet 

Dress Code: Formal

Student Life

Summary: The weekends provide a break from the school routine with structure. Weekend trips support the school theme and current curriculum but also reflect the boys’ interests. Trips might include a museum, local festival or attraction and are balanced with miniature golf, movies, sporting events, etc. In the winter months boys participate in a weekly ski or snowboarding program. Traveling as a group builds community and common experiences.


  • Baseball field(s)
  • Technology Center
  • Indoor basketball court(s)
  • Indoor climbing wall
  • Soccer Field

Clubs and Organizations

  • Chess Club
  • Community Service
  • Diversity Club
  • Dorm Proctors
  • Scouting
  • Skateboarding Clubs
  • Snowboarding
  • Student Activities
  • Student Publications
  • Yearbook
  • Yoga
  • LEGO Robotics

Summary: Research proves the value of the arts in education. Following a rotation of Visual Arts, Performance Arts, and Computer Technology provides students with a hands-on venue for self–expression, creative output and stimulation throughout the school year. Creative arts projects are displayed throughout the school.

Arts Department Director: Nicole Darling

Athletics Department Director: Garth LaPointe

  • Choral Music
  • Drama Club
  • Guitar Ensemble
  • Improvisation Group
  • Tech Crew
  • Theater
Interscholastic Sports
  • Alpine Skiing
  • Basketball
  • Cross-Country Running
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Wrestling
Recreational Sports
  • Alpine Ski Racing
  • Bowling
  • Camping
  • Figure Skating
  • Free Style Skiing
  • Golf
  • Handball
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Ice Hockey
  • Mountain Biking
  • Outdoor Education
  • Paddle Tennis
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skateboarding
  • Snowboarding
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field

College Information

Middle Percentile of SAT Scores

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Critical Reading NA NA
Mathematics NA NA
Writing NA NA

Notable Alumni

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Summary: The Linden Hill Summer Program offers a blend of academic remediation with traditional camp activities and exciting weekend trips.

Department Director: Matt Hart

Linden Hill Summer Program

July 08, 2012 to July 28, 2012

The program is a blend of morning academics followed by traditional camp activities. Geared toward helping students refresh and preview concepts as well as bolster self confidence. Weekend trips offer wonderful opportunities for experiential learning around New England.

Registration Deadline: June 15, 2012
Tuition: $6,650
Financial Aid Available:  No
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