Mount Tom Academy

Mount Tom Academy at Holyoke Community College is an alternative high school for students at risk of dropping out of school. The program is designed specifically to serve students who have been unsuccessful in traditional high school settings and may benefit from alternative placement. The program offers an open, diverse environment that challenges students while providing a high level of support. It employs self-directed learning methods that engage reluctant learners in their own educational process, removes students' objections to studying and learning, and promotes achievement among students who would otherwise be likely to drop out of school.

Throughout its 15-year history, Mt. Tom Academy has provided a safe, flexible environment for learning and has meant the difference between success and high school failure for more than 125 young men and women from 15 area high schools.


To learn more about our curriculum and success rates, click here. 

Guidance Counselors

To learn more about the populations we serve and answers to common enrollment questions, click here.


To learn more about applying to Mount Tom Academy, click here.

For more information:

For additional questions related to the Mount Tom Academy program, please contact:

Collaborative for Educational Service
97 Hawley Street
Northampton, MA 01060
(413) 586-4900


Holyoke Community College
303 Homestead Ave. Holyoke, MA 01040