Holyoke High School

Two high school girls engaged in class discussion.

About 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.

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.

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.

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

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


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

Phone: (413) 534-2020

Lily Newman
Holyoke High School North Campus Associate Principal

500 Beech Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
Phone: (413) 534-2020/21
Fax: (413) 534-2098 

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

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

Twitter: holyoke_high
Facebook: holyokehighknights
Instagram: dr.mahoney

9th Grade Town Hall

Academies Discussion

Four Theme-based Academies

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