Hoosac School

14 Pine Valley Rd, Hoosick, NY 12089
(518) 686-7331

(out of 10)

Private Grades 8-12 125 students 6 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

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About this school

Hoosac School is a private high school in Hoosick. The principal of Hoosac School is Dean S. Foster and can be contacted at headmaster@hoosac.org. 125 children attend Hoosac School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Asian; and White, non-Hispanic. The ratio of students to teachers at Hoosac School is 6:1. Hoosick Falls Junior Senior High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Latin


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 7% %
Asian 49% %
White, non-Hispanic 43% %
Hispanic 1.0% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I invite you to come visit Hoosac and meet some of the wonderful people that live learn work and genuinely make Hoosac the phenomenal place that it is. Our outstanding faculty apply their vast personal and academic experiences to making sure that your child will have mastery of the curriculum not just what a standardized test requires. Our athletics teams compete at the highest levels in New England and we offer intramural and fitness activities as well. Hoosac is a great place. Visit campus for the full picture or view our website for a glimpse.

  • (1 year ago)

    While far from perfect Hoosac was the perfect school for me. My interests were nurtured and I truly found myself there with the help of some amazing teachers.

  • (2 years ago)

    We arrived at Hoosac in 2011 and our daughter is now a Junior and school Prefect. The small class size and caring faculty have allowed her to see beyond her shortcomings and reach for grander success. She now has her sights set on colleges like Gettysburg Vassar and Amherst which were far from her purview in public school. She has positive relationships with her teachers and classmates and has a wonderful faculty advisor that truly cares about her progress. Dynamic new leadership has provided the faculty and parents with more input and freedom to express their ideas. As well a commitment to improve facilities is well underway. With a diverse student population Hoosac provides all that we could ask of a school as parents.

  • (6 years ago)

    The first two 5-star ratings are fraudulent or absurdly biased. I loved some of the people I met here and the experiences I had but overall this is a flawed institution infested with disrespect and apathy. Most of the teachers are very kind and intelligent people however. There is just so much degeneracy and the administration wishes for nothing but to constantly brush this under the carpet. They refuse to address problems within the institution. The admin's real agenda is to make money (this is no profound statement) so students of affluence tend to flourish despite their obvious negative traits. For all that I have said I still have an affection for this place and the faculty who try so adamantly to preserve some sense of order and growth. The real fault can be traced to the morally weak administration. Send your gifted and talented young here to improve this place.

  • (7 years ago)

    My son went to Hoosac School and really enjoyed the three years he spent at the school. We feel it was well worth the effort and expense to send him to such a fine learning institution. The staff at Hoosac are marvelous and very concerned with each student. The small student teacher ratio makes learning easier for most students. I would highly recommend Hoosac School to anyone who is looking for a concerned caring place to send their child for a good education.

  • (8 years ago)

    Hoosac is a small supportive high quality school where the kids essentially meld into a large family. The teachers are excellent and dedicated; the classes are small well taught and appropriately demanding; and the staff both teachers and administrators are always accessible to both students and parents. All interpersonal problems are dealt with quickly effectively and fairly. It's been wonderful to see how mature our son has become since matriculating at Hoosac.

  • (9 years ago)

    This is a very nice small friendly school with a low-key atmosphere. Student/teacher ratio is 5 to 1 with many teachers living on campus. Hockey is the big sport. Soccer lacrosse golf basketball skiing and others are offered also. Music is somewhat limited-at a small school there will be fewer large departments. My 15 year old daughter was part of a rock band-she plays guitar. I have 2 children both girls in Hoosac. they are much happier than in public school. the exposure to the many foreign students has been broadening for them. Underachievers will do well here as will honor students.tuition is very reasonable compared to most other schools. This is NOT a super-prestigious prep school like Andover or Exeter. The atmosphere is much more relaxed however. The staff are very approachable and the school setting is beautiful.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school is family oriented and boosts students to study hard. Student actually score higher than other school's students as for the testing system in Hoosac.

  • (11 years ago)

    The students come first. Wonderful community atmosphere with an abundance of attention paid to each students needs and personal development. My son came back a better person after one year at Hoosac. The school teaches accountability responsibility growth and overall mental physical emotional and spiritual development. In addition they have a wonderful Hockey program run by a fantastic AD and one of the better coaches in New England

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