Holyoke High School

Holyoke High School Dean Campus

1045 Main Street
Holyoke, MA 01040

Phone: (413) 534-2071/72
Fax: (413) 536-9694

School Hours: 7:45 AM – 2:30 PM
Early Release: Wednesdays at 1:40 PM


Alan Gates, Principal

Holyoke High School North Campus

500 Beech Street
Holyoke, MA 01040

Phone: (413) 534-2020/21 
Fax: (413) 534-2098 

School Hours: 7:45 AM – 2:30 PM
Early Release: Wednesdays at 1:40 PM


Lori McKenna, Principal

Holyoke High School Opportunity Academy

Picknelly Adult & Family Education Center
206 Maple Street
Holyoke, MA 01040

Phone: (413) 552-2916

School Hours: 8:25 AM – 3:00 PM


Geoffrey Schmidt, Executive Director

About Holyoke High School

Students at Holyoke High School (HHS) receive in-depth, well-rounded, MassCore-aligned education that provides them with exposure to a wide array of college and career opportunities in their emerging interests and community-based learning opportunities. HHS is a community rooted in tradition and in its commitment to providing students with a world-class learning experience designed to prepare them for college, career, and community leadership. 

HHS consists of three campuses: Dean, North, and Opportunity Academy.  All campuses serve students in grades 9-12, and students at both campuses have access to the full high school experience.

At Holyoke High School Dean Campus, students are able to explore and ultimately select a career vocational technical education (CVTE) pathway. The state-of-the-art facility helps prepare students to embark on their career path directly after graduation or to continue their education at a higher-level institution.  Dean Campus serves students in grades 9-12 and provides them with access to the full high school experience through its CVTE program, which features: Advanced Manufacturing, Auto Collision, Carpentry, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Diesel Technology, Electrical, Health Assisting, and Programming and Web Development.

Holyoke High School North Campus hosts a comprehensive academic program, featuring three linked-learning academies that focus on a specific series of courses, work-based experiences, (such as job shadowing and internships with local companies), and projects. Each academy also includes regular curriculum courses — English language arts, math, science and social studies. The three linked-learning academies include:

  • Community and Global Studies (CGS)
  • Performing and Media Arts (PMA)
  • Engineering and Life Sciences Academy (ELS)

Learn more about what students gain from each linked-learning academy.

The Opportunity Academy Campus offers a set of alternative high school pathways that allow students to continue or restart on a pathway to a diploma if they are not succeeding at Holyoke High School North or Dean Campus.  Students can earn high school credits, prepare themselves to pass the MCAS, and graduate with a Holyoke Public Schools Diploma. Opportunity Academy’s three different programs include:

  • Gateway to College where students can earn HS and college credit
  • HPS Success Center, a combined program for HS students & adult learners.
  • LightHouse Holyoke, a program for a small number of HPS students to earn HS credits through a partnership with LightHouse Holyoke.

Learn more about what Opportunity Academy offers to students.