|Fairhaven High School and Academy|
12 Huttleston Avenue
|Type||Public high school|
|School district||Fairhaven Public Schools|
|NCES School ID||250480000642|
|Teaching staff||50.21 (on an FTE basis)|
|Student to teacher ratio||12.27|
|Color(s)||Blue and White|
Fairhaven High School and Academy
|Architectural style||Other, Late 19th and 20th Century Revivals|
|NRHP reference #||81000121|
|Added to NRHP||January 22, 1981|
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.
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.