Academy at Charlemont

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The Academy at Charlemont
Established 1981
Type independent high school
Students 116
Location Charlemont, Massachusetts, USA
Colors maroon and white
Mascot Aardvark
Affiliations NAIS, AISNE, College Board, NEASC

The Academy at Charlemont is a small, private, college-preparatory day school, located on the Deerfield River in Charlemont, Massachusetts, that serves grade 7 through postgraduate. It has approximately 110 students. The school was founded by Eric Grinnell, Dianne Grinnell, David W. McKay, Patricia D. W. McKay, Margaret J. Carlson, and Lucille Joy in 1981 as an experiment in classical and community-oriented education.

The school's mission is heavily influenced by the educational philosophy of American philosopher and psychologist John Dewey.

Notable alumni[edit]

Notable Faculty[edit]

  • David Chalfant, Academy teacher of Instrumental Music. He is a music producer as well as a musician, best known as a former member of the folk-rock band, The Nields.[1]

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Coordinates: 42°37′9.5″N 72°49′33.0″W / 42.619306°N 72.825833°W / 42.619306; -72.825833