Academy at Charlemont
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|Type||independent high school|
|Location||Charlemont, Massachusetts, USA|
|Colors||Maroon and Ivory|
|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 100 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.
- Bo Peabody '90, venture capitalist
- Sarah Hartshorne '05, appeared on America's Next Top Model, Cycle 9
- DJ Lucas, also known as The Young Mr. Clean
- Tracy Grammer, Academy choral director and prominent folk singer-songwriter with Signature Sounds Recordings; formerly half of the popular folk act duo Dave Carter and Tracy Grammer with her late partner Dave Carter.
- 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.
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