Fairhaven High School and Academy

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Fairhaven High School
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12 Huttleston Avenue
Fairhaven, Bristol County, MA 02719
School type Public
Established 1905
School district Fairhaven Public Schools
Principal Andy Kulak
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 674 (2007-08)
Color(s) Royal Blue and White
Mascot Blue Devils

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Average SAT scores 549 verbal
547 math
1096 total (2016-2017)[1]
Fairhaven High School and Academy
Fairhaven Academy, Fairhaven MA.jpg
Fairhaven Academy
Fairhaven High School and Academy is located in Massachusetts
Fairhaven High School and Academy
Fairhaven High School and Academy is located in the US
Fairhaven High School and Academy
Location Fairhaven, Massachusetts
Coordinates 41°38′35″N 70°54′22″W / 41.64306°N 70.90611°W / 41.64306; -70.90611Coordinates: 41°38′35″N 70°54′22″W / 41.64306°N 70.90611°W / 41.64306; -70.90611
Built 1905
Architect Charles Brigham
Architectural style Other, Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals
NRHP reference #


Added to NRHP January 22, 1981

Fairhaven High School and Academy is a historic school at 12 Huttleston Avenue in Fairhaven, Massachusetts. The school's main building, built in 1905, is also known as the "Castle on the Hill". The school was voted the "most beautiful high school in Massachusetts" in 2017.[3]

The school building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1981. The building was donated in 1906 by Henry Huttleston Rogers, who was one of the key men in John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil Trust.

The sports teams at the school are nicknamed the "Blue Devils" and the School colors are blue and white.


The high school campus is located on the north side of Huttleston Avenue (United States Route 6), a short way east of the Acushnet River and New Bedford Harbor. Its main building is a monumental masonry structure in an H-shaped layout, with two full stories, full basement, and a third floor and attic under its pitched slate roofs. It is predominantly brick, with an ashlar granite foundation and limestone belt courses. Designed by architect Charles Brigham, it is reminiscent of Tudor architecture with Gothic influences, with a picturesque roofline studded with gables topped by iron finials, and rich carved stonework including gargoyles, grotesques, and depictions of historic figures. A modern (1996) addition, designed by Flansburgh and Associates, is connected to the rear by a corridor.[4]

Media appearances[edit]

Fairhaven High School has appeared on the reality TV Series, The Principal's Office on truTV.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ http://profiles.doe.mass.edu/statereport/sat.aspx
  2. ^ National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  3. ^ "The Most Beautiful High Schools in All 50 States". FUN 107 - The Southcoast's #1 Hit Music Station!. Retrieved 2017-12-09. 
  4. ^ "MACRIS inventory record for Fairhaven High School". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2015-08-25. 

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