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Academies

Academies

There are two residential secondary schools that are full members of the Council for Higher Education of the United Church of Christ. Kamehameha Schools have recently affirmed their historic ties with the United Church of Christ and been received as the first historic member academy.


The Massanutten Academy
614 South Main St.
Woodstock VA 22664
877-466-6222
www.militaryschool.com

Since 1899, Massanutten Military Academy has provided academic and character education to the young people of the Shenandoah Valley. Today, more than two hundred students hail from twenty-three states and nine foreign countries for an education within a structured environment.

The Academy is a coeducational boarding school for students in grades six through twelve and offers one year of post-graduate study.

The academic environment of Massanutten Military Academy is complemented by the Army Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps, which teaches cadets to be leaders. Cadets at Massanutten are expected to take responsibility for their own actions, to serve as role models for their peers, and to become respected leaders.

Small class sizes,made possible by a 9:1 student-teacher ratio, allow the instructors to teach to each student's unique educational level.

For more information,contact the Admissions Office at 800-466-6222, or visit Massanutten Military Academy on the web at www.militaryschool.com. Approximate full time enrollment: 236


The Mercersburg Academy
300 East Seminary St.
Mercersburg PA 17236
717-328-6173
www.mercersburg.edu

Dating from 1837, the Mercersburg Academy was chartered in 1865 and established as a college preparatory school on the Exeter model in 1893. In any given year, the Academy serves approximately 440 students, in grades nine through twelve, from twenty-five states and twenty-five countries. Located in south-central Pennsylvania, the expansive three hundred-acre campus has excellent facilities and has access to the outdoors and the nearby Tuscarora and Appalachian Trails. The school is convenient to museums,professional athletic teams, entertainment, and the airports of Washington,D.C., Baltimore, Maryland,and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Mercersburg retains a strong sense of community,dedication to academic achievement, and a commitment to a balanced education with extensive opportunities in the fine arts and competitive athletics. The Academy enjoys an endowment of 134 million dollars and awards over 2.4 million dollars in financial aid annually. The mean SAT score of graduates is 1230. Graduates of the class of 2000 are now attending Harvard, Amherst, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and other highly competitive colleges and universities.


Kamehameha Schools
567 South King Street, Suite 200
Honolulu, Hawai’i 96813
808-523-6200
ksinfo@ksbe.edu

With extraordinary foresight, Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop, great-granddaughter and last royal descendant of Kamehameha the Great, founded Kamehameha Schools in 1887. She was educated by Congregationalist missionaries. Kamehameha Schools is a statewide educational system supported by a trust endowed by Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop. The system includes K-12 campuses on O'ahu, Hawai’i, and Maui, and 31 preschool sites statewide. The combined 6,715 preschool through grade 12 student enrollment makes Kamehameha the largest independent school system in the United States, providing excellent intellectual, cultural, and spiritual education that includes vital community outreach programs. Each campus boasts a robust chaplaincy and Christian Education program that is designed to provide vital roots in the tradition and support Christian identity and religious understanding for a global context. Kamehameha Schools gives preference to children of Hawaiian ancestry to the extent permitted by law.

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