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Situated in Houghton, Allegany County in western NY state, Houghton Academy is a Christian boarding and day school enrolling students in grades 6-12. Most boarding students at Houghton Academy live in one of the two residence halls.

Accreditation:
Houghton Academy is fully-accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSCSA) as well as The Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).

College-prep boarding and day school offering Grades 6-12 including:
- Full-residential Boarding Program
- Homestay Program
- Staff Housing Program
- Advanced Placement (AP)
- College Course Opportunities
- College Placement
- Extra-curricular Activities
- SAT Preparation Course
- ESL Courses

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Address: 9790 Thayer Street, Houghton, Allegany County, New York , USA
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