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Houghton Academy is a private, international Christian school located in the beautiful rolling hills of western New York State.

For 140 years, the Academy has prepared students for their next steps by providing excellent education in a Christ-centered environment. 

The Academy serves students from the local Allegany County region and nations worldwide. Our current student body represents over a dozen countries! Students from across western New York State and 60 countries have experienced how to Live, Learn, Lead, and Love at Houghton Academy!


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Houghton Academy is filled with stories of students finding excellence within them. Some have come with aspirations on the athletic fields and found champions. Some students have come with hopes to see fine arts excellence and found standing ovations. But everyone has come looking for an excellent university prep experience and found that–and more.

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At Houghton Academy, we seek faculty and staff we call "Living Curriculum Educators (LCEs)." Our priority is finding the right people and sorting out their best roles. This philosophy is based on the theme of Psalm 139. We are "fearfully and wonderfully made" unique creations of God with individual strengths and passions. We believe synergistic ministry impact is predictable when the right fit is found, and everyone is serving in their zone of giftedness. So, what are the qualities and characteristics of a Living Curriculum Educator?

Non-discrimination Policy

Houghton Academy does not discriminate based on gender, race, color, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, hiring policies, scholarship and loan programs, or athletic or other school-administered programs.


A Life-Changing Experience

Lives are forever changed and potentials discovered. Our students, alumni, faculty, and staff are an incredibly diverse community of people making an impact all over the globe.


Houghton Academy's
Head of School
Dr. Toby A. Travis

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