Fairhaven High School and Academy

Fairhaven High School and Academy is a public high school in Fairhaven, Massachusetts, United States. Its main building, built in 1905, is known as the "Castle on the Hill" and it is part of the Fairhaven Public Schools district. The school was voted the "most beautiful high school in Massachusetts" in 2017.[3]

Fairhaven High School and Academy
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12 Huttleston Avenue


United States
Coordinates41°38′35″N 70°54′22″W / 41.64306°N 70.90611°W / 41.64306; -70.90611Coordinates: 41°38′35″N 70°54′22″W / 41.64306°N 70.90611°W / 41.64306; -70.90611
TypePublic high school
Established1905 (1905)
School districtFairhaven Public Schools
NCES School ID250480000642[1]
PrincipalAndy Kulak
Teaching staff48.96 (on a FTE basis)[1]
Enrollment654 (2017-2018)[1]
Student to teacher ratio13.36[1]
Color(s)Blue and White   
MascotBlue Devil
NicknameBlue Devils
Fairhaven High School and Academy
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ArchitectCharles Brigham
Architectural styleLate 19th and 20th Century Revivals
NRHP reference No.81000121[2]
Added to NRHPJanuary 22, 1981

The school building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1981. The building was donated in 1906 by Henry Huttleston Rogers, who was one of the key men in John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil Trust.


The high school campus is located on the north side of Huttleston Avenue (United States Route 6), a short way east of the Acushnet River and New Bedford Harbor. Its main building is a monumental masonry structure in an H-shaped layout, with two full stories, full basement, and a third floor and attic under its pitched slate roofs. It is predominantly brick, with an ashlar granite foundation and limestone belt courses. Designed by architect Charles Brigham, it is reminiscent of Tudor architecture with Gothic influences, with a picturesque roofline studded with gables topped by iron finials, and rich carved stonework including gargoyles, grotesques, and depictions of historic figures. A modern (1996) addition, designed by Flansburgh and Associates, is connected to the east end by a corridor.[4]

Media appearancesEdit

Fairhaven High School has appeared on the reality TV Series, The Principal's Office on truTV.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c d "Search for Public Schools - Fairhaven High (250480000642)". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved December 30, 2019.
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. April 15, 2008.
  3. ^ "The Most Beautiful High Schools in All 50 States". FUN 107 - The Southcoast's #1 Hit Music Station!. Retrieved 2017-12-09.
  4. ^ "MACRIS inventory record for Fairhaven High School". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2015-08-25.

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