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.

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.

Most of the Career and Technical Education (CTE) programming is at the Dean Campus, including Automotive Collision, Diesel Technology, Programming and Web Development, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Health Assisting, Machine Technology, Carpentry, 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 (Concentrations: Law and Criminal Justice and Ethnic Studies)
  • Technology, Engineering, and Design Academy (Concentrations: InformationTechnology and Engineering)
  • Performing and Media Arts Academy (Concentrations: Media and Performing Arts )
  • Medical and Life Sciences Academy (Concentrations: Medical and Environmental Science)

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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