School Choice 2023-2024

School Choice openings for the school year 2023/2024 are as follows: There are seats available in all grades K -12.   The precise number will be determined by the School Committee on or before April 13, 2023.   

School Choice opens on January 19, 2023. Applications will be taken until  June 13, 2023.   A lottery will be held June 15 at 34 School Street in the Office of the Superintendent at 9:00 a.m. .    

Applications are available in the link menu to the left.  


Come to Hatfield Elementary or Smith Academy Via The School Choice Program

Did you know that your elementary, middle and/or high school age child can attend Hatfield Public Schools even though he or she lives in a town or city other than Hatfield at no cost to you?    It’s true.   In fact, over 25% of the students enrolled in the Hatfield Public Schools do not reside in Hatfield.  

To read more about the laws governing School Choice in Massachusetts, please go to



“Smith Academy has provided me with a quality education for the four years that I’ve gone here. The small, tight-knit community offers more intimate class sizes without forgoing the social variety of a larger school. ” - Ben Bricker (Grade 12) “Smith Academy is unique in the way it offers the high academic standard of a private school in a small public school setting.   It is certainly worth the drive from Greenfield every day. ” - Sam Boucher (Grade 12) “In addition to the high academic standards, the sports program is fabulous.   It is inclusive to kids who enjoy sports but may not be star athletes.   Because of Smith Academy’s size, the program is able to include those who wish to play, while receiving great support and instruction.   It really is a gem.   In short, Smith Academy is a public school with a private school feel. ” Christine Adams (SA Parent)


Extracurricular Activities

Come and be a part of the Smith Academy tradition of excellence in athletics.   Our teams consistently compete for and earn League and Western Massachusetts Championships.   Take advantage of our caring and dedicated coaching staff and develop your skills to their fullest potential.   All students are encouraged to participate in any and all of the sports and activities that we offer; there is always a place for you.  

Athletic Teams:  

Field Hockey (V & JV) Boys/Girls Soccer (V & JV) Ice Hockey (Co-op with Greenfield High School)  Baseball (V & JV)  Football (Co-op with Smith Vocational) Golf (V) Boys/Girls Basketball (V & JV) Cheerleading (V) Softball (V & JV)

Clubs and Activities:

As Schools Match Wits  GSA Chorus Films Declamations Intramurals Student Council  BOKS (Elementary level) Chess Games Project-Based Learning Homecoming Spring Musical Yearbook


Hatfield Schools are attractive alternatives!

Small Class Sizes, Performing & Visual Arts, Wireless Technology, 1:1 Units grades 3-10

Competitive sports teams open to grades 7 -12.

Our high school offers courses for College, AP, ASL, and VHS electives

What are Smith Academy Students Saying About Their Experience? 


For more information please contact:

Riley Malinowski, Hatfield Public Schools

34 School Street, Hatfield, MA  01038

(413) 247-5641