City of Knowledge
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.
There are more than 17 private schools in Springfield serving more than 1900 students, plus over 13,700 college students
Branford Hall Career Institute
The Springfield Campus is one of 6 accredited training centers in New England that offer career-focused education for adults, which Branford Hall has been doing for more than 40 years. Springfield Campus offers programs in Culinary Arts, HVAC, Massage Therapy, Medical Assistant, Computer Networking Management and Health Claims Specialist.
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 annual growth in enrollment. The UMass Center at Springfield is a first-in-the-state partnership between the University of Massachusetts and other area institutions of higher education, providing a central location accessible to each school’s students. Through a combination of traditional in-classroom learning, advanced telecommunications, and other technology investments, the UMass Center provides college-course-specific opportunities not previously available in the area. UMass offers evening and weekend classes—certificate, undergraduate and/or graduate programs. Collaborative research is also being conducted at the UMass Center.
American International College
American International College is a private, co-educational institution founded in 1885 that offers undergraduate and graduate programs, including doctorate degrees in education and physical therapy. Focused on intellectual and personal growth, leadership, social responsibility and community, American International College maintains that small classes 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 working in Western Massachusetts, employers look to STCC to provide the educated workforce that keeps the local economy growing. As the only technical community college in Massachusetts, STCC offers a variety of career programs unequalled in the state.
Known worldwide as the Birthplace of Basketball®, the institution has long inspired innovation, achievement, and leadership in its students, faculty, and alumni. Guiding all aspects of the Springfield College experience is the distinctive Humanics philosophy—education of the whole person in spirit, mind, and body for leadership in service to others. The College focuses on helping students grow the whole person so they can serve as leaders wherever their next steps take them.
Western New England University
Western New England University is much more than its educational offerings. With a strategic plan of Individual Focus, Global Perspectives, a personal approach to a university education sets the road map as the University moves enthusiastically toward the celebration of its centennial in 2019.
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, homecare and hospice and more. Baystate Health is the regional clinical campus of the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and is the region’s only level 1 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 top 100 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 of 2009).
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 approximately 5,000 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.
Springfield Innovation Center
The Springfield Innovation Center on Bridge Street is a dynamic, mixed-use center of entrepreneurial activity that serves as the cornerstone of downtown Springfield’s newly designated Innovation District. The district builds on the legacy of the area’s 19th century history of industry and innovation, a wealth of architecturally significant historic buildings, and proximity to Union Station, UMASS Springfield, and New England Public Radio. The center, complete in 2017, is used as a business accelerator based on the MassChallenge model, operated by Valley Venture Mentors (VVM) along with a ground floor restaurant/
cafe and complimentary commercial office space designed to support new business start-ups and help foster a culture of entrepreneurship. The Springfield Innovation Center is a collaboration between DevelopSpringfield, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, MassDevelopment, the City of Springfield, Valley Venture Mentors, Innovation Hub, and MassMutual Financial Group.