Hampshire County Private School

Find Hampshire County Massachusetts private schools, including independent, parochial, religious and non-religious affiliated charter schools, boarding schools, Christian schools, preparatory prep schools, and accredited private k-12, middle schools, and high schools. Private schools provide information on tuition, school rankings, school enrollment, education, curriculum, classes, records, and teacher-student ratios.


Academy At Swift River 151 South Street Cummington MA 01026 800-258-1770


Calvary Baptist Church 413 Main Street Easthampton MA 01027 413-527-6252

Clarke School For The Deaf 47 Round Hill Road Northampton MA 01060 413-584-3450

Hill Institute Kindergarten 83 Pine Street Northampton MA 01062 413-584-1725

Lander Grinspoon Academy 257 Prospect Street Northampton MA 01060 413-584-6622

Montessori School of Northampton 51 Bates Street Northampton MA 01060 413-586-4538

New Directions School 78 Pomeroy Terrace Northampton MA 01060 413-584-1310

St Marys School South St & Charles St Ware MA 01082 413-967-9936

The Common School PO Box 2248 Amherst MA 01004 413-256-8989

The Gorse Children's Center at StonyBrook 27 Morgan Street South Hadley MA 01075 413-533-9819

The Hartsbrook School 193 Bay Road Hadley MA 01035 413-586-1908

The MacDuffie School 66 School Street Granby MA 01033 413-255-0000

The Williston Northampton School 19 Payson Avenue Easthampton MA 01027 413-529-3000

Tri-County Schools 201 East Street Easthampton MA 01027 413-529-1170

About Private Schools

Do Private Schools need to be accredited?

Most states do not require the accreditation of Private Schools. Some states give Private Schools the option of either being accredited or receiving some type of approval or license from the state. In some states, Private Schools are required to be accredited. Depending on the state, either the State Department of Education or an independent entity is the accrediting agency.

Is a Charter School a type of Private School?

Charter Schools are privately run but publicly funded. A Charter School has a charter or agreement with the state or sponsoring school board that allows it to operate with some degree of autonomy. Charter Schools are typically run by non-profit organizations or for-profit companies, but they receive taxpayer funding to cover part of their operating expenses.

Are Private Schools non-profit organizations or for-profit businesses?

Most Private Schools are non-profit organizations. This allows Private Schools to accept contributions that can be treated as tax-deductible. However, there are some Private Schools that operate as for-profit businesses. The for-profit structure of a Private School affords owners greater control over the school than would be the case with a non-profit.