West Hill School, circa 1901
Hawley’s last one-room schoolhouse closed in 1953. Hawley now takes part in two public-school districts and has relationships with two technical schools.
Our Elementary School, shared with Charlemont, is Hawlemont School on Main Street (Route 2) in Charlemont. Hawlemont’s innovative HAY (Hawlemont Agriculture and You) Program takes advantage of our rural setting to educate children in a variety of subjects through interaction with nature and animals. We have three representatives to the Hawlemont School Committee as well as a representative to the Local Education Council. To get information from Hawlemont via its newsletter, visit this site.
Subject to an admission process, Hawley students may also attend Franklin County Technical School in Turners Falls and Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School in Northampton. Our interests in these schools are watched over by a representative to the local Vocational Educational Advisory Committee. John Sears is our representative to that group..