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Public School System

The Springfield public schools are world class learning environments that produce 21st Century leaders. A number of Springfield public schools are magnet schools, which specialize in certain subject areas such as math or the arts. Springfield’s magnet programs start at the elementary level and include developmental literacy, global studies, dramatic and performing arts, medical science and community service,  environmental studies and inquiry science. High school magnet programs include commerce, medical science and technology, law and government and business and finance and an International Baccalaureate diploma program.

Post-Secondary Education

There are more than 17 private schools in Springfield serving more than 1900 students.

Cambridge College

For more than 40 years Cambridge College has been a leader and pioneer in adult learning. In 2013, Cambridge College moved to downtown Springfield, making a significant investment and bringing with them 300 students and 50 faculty to the new Tower Square location.

The UMass Center at Springfield: Education Within Reach.

UMass opened its first Springfield campus in 2014 in Tower Square and the popular downtown campus continues to see an annualgrowth in enrollment. The UMass Center atSpringfield is a first-in-the-state partnershipbetween the University of Massachusetts andother area institutions of higher education,providing a central location accessible toeach school’s students. Through a combinationof traditional in-classroom learning,advanced telecommunications, and othertechnology investments, the UMass Centerprovides college-course-specific opportunitiesnot previously available in the area.UMass offers evening and weekend classes--certificate, undergraduate and/or graduateprograms. Collaborative research is also beingconducted at the UMass Center.

American International College

American International College is a private,co-educational institution founded in 1885that offers undergraduate and graduateprograms, including doctorate degrees in educationand physical therapy. Focused on intellectualand personal growth, leadership, socialresponsibility and community, AmericanInternational College maintains that smallclasses equal a big impact.


Springfield Technical Community College

Located on 35 acres of the Springfield Armory National Historic Site and founded in 1967, Springfield Technical Community College is a major resource for the economic vitality of Western Massachusetts. With over 85% of STCC graduates living and workingin Western Massachusetts, employers look to STCC to provide the educated work force that keeps the local economy growing. As theonly technical community college in Massachusetts, STCC offers a variety of careerprograms unequalled in the state.

Springfield College

Known worldwide as the Birthplace ofBasketball®, the institution has long inspiredinnovation, achievement, and leadership inits students, faculty, and alumni. Guiding allaspects of the Springfield College experienceis the distinctive Humanics philosophy—educationof the whole person in spirit, mind,and body for leadership in service to others.The College focuses on helping students growthe whole person so they can serve as leaderswherever their next steps take them.

Western New England University

Western New England University is muchmore than its educational offerings. With astrategic plan of Individual Focus, Global Perspectives,a personal approach to a universityeducation sets the road map as the Universitymoves enthusiastically toward the celebrationof its centennial in 2019.

Health Care

Baystate Health is a not-for-profit,integrated health care system serving over 800,000 people throughout western New England. With roots dating to the founding of Springfield City Hospital in 1873, Baystate Health has been providing skilled and compassionate health care in the Pioneer Valley for more than 140 years.

Facilities and services include an academic medical center, community hospitals, medical practices, home care and hospice and more. Baystate Health is the regional clinical campus of the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and is the region’s only level1 Trauma Center and tertiary referral center. Baystate Health is home to the Davis Family Heart and Vascular Center and the D’Amour Center for Cancer Care, two of the most advanced medical facilities in the country. Baystate Medical Center has been named a top100 U.S. hospital, and one of the country’s best hospitals for quality, safety, and value.With more than 12,000 team members. Baystate Health is one of western Massachusetts’ strongest economic engines, delivering over$2.6 billion in yearly economic impact (as of2009)


Mercy Medical Center

Mercy Medical Center is ranked among the top 100 U.S. hospitals in value according to the Community Value Index which rates facilities by factors including quality of care and cost. The organization is also a significant boost to the regional economy boasting approximately5,000 employees. Mercy recently celebrated the opening of the new $15 million Sister Caritas Cancer Center, providing 26,000 square feet of state of the art care.

Shriners Hospital for Children is a 20-bed pediatric orthopedic licensed hospital that provides treatment for diseases of the bones, muscles, and joints to children up to age 18. Shriners Hospital is a pediatric hospital providing specialized care for orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries and cleft lip and palate. All services are provided at no charge to patients, families, insurance companies, or governmental agencies.

Kindred Healthcare has over 80 longterm acute care hospitals across the country and also operates nursing centers, institutional pharmacies and rehabilitation services. Kindred hospitals feature an interdisciplinary environment where physicians, nurses, therapists, nutritionists and social workers combine their expertise to provide quality care. Most patients are referred by other hospitals because of Kindred’s ability to treat complex patients with sophisticated technology and a combination of disciplines. Caring Health Center, created by the community, for the community, strives to provide the highest level of healthcare for the ill and to comfort the sick. With roots in Springfield for more than 35 years, Caring Health Center is committed to providing quality health care for all.

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