Holyoke High School

The Holyoke Public Schools is transforming the high school experience to ensure that every student has a high-quality educational option, with a focus on college and careers for all students.  Holyoke High School has two campuses – Dean Campus, located at 1045 Main Street, and North Campus, located at 500 Beech Street.  Both campuses serve students in grades 9-12 and students at both campuses have access to the full high school experience.

HHS offers many academy offerings to our students. An academy is defined as a program of study comprised of a series of courses, work-based experiences such as job shadowing and internships with local companies and projects built around the academy’s theme. Each academy will also include regular curriculum courses — English language arts, math, science and social studies.

The Career and Technical Education (CTE) programming is mostly located at the Dean Campus and it includes: Automotive Collision, Diesel Technology, Programming and Web Development, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Health Assisting, Machine Technology, Carpentry and Electrical.

Tenth-grade students are the first class to participate in Holyoke’s redesigned high school experience featuring four theme-based linked-learning academies designed to prepare them to acquire 21st-century skills such as thinking, problem-solving, creativity and collaboration.

  • Community and Global Studies Academy
  • Technology, Engineering, and Design Academy
  • Performing and Media Arts Academy
  • Medical and Life Sciences Academy

Four Theme-based Academies

Contact Us

Steve Mahoney
Executive Principal of Holyoke High School North and Dean Campuses

smahoney@hps.holyoke.ma.us
(413) 534-2020


Lily Newman
Holyoke High School North Campus Associate Principal (effective 8/1)

500 Beech Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
lnewman@hps.holyoke.ma.us
(413) 534-2020/21
(413) 534-2098 (fax)

Hours: 8:10 AM – 2:55 PM (M, T, Th, F)
Early release Wednesdays at 2:05 PM


Alan Gates
Holyoke High School Dean Campus Associate Principal
1045 Main Street, Holyoke, MA 01040
agates@hps.holyoke.ma.us
(413) 534-2071/72
(413) 536-9694 (fax)

Hours: 7:45 AM – 2:30 PM (M, T, Th, F)
Early release Wednesdays at 1:40 PM


Other academy offerings for high school students are the Freshman Academy (for ninth-grade students), Newcomer Academy (for those new to the English language and the country), and Opportunity Academy (for students in need of an alternative pathway to graduation).

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