Welcome to the Academy.
We believe learning should be:
We believe that students come to us with a diverse range of learning styles, academic backgrounds, and educational needs. Your education at the Academy is as unique as you are.
Teachers at The Academy work together to create a supportive, challenging, and enriching academic environment. Each full-time student works one-on-one with a faculty mentor throughout the year to help students stay on track with your long- and short-term goals.
The Academy operates on the contract system, allowing students to define their own academic goals. We believe students thrive when they strive to meet the challenges they’ve chosen for themselves.
Fields of Study
Why liberal arts? We believe that a liberal arts education empowers students to think critically, to communicate clearly and eloquently, and to embrace life-long learning. There’s a lot of emphasis on STEM, STEAM, and science-focused education these days, and that can be a great option for some people. But a classic liberal arts education—in which students explore humanities, social sciences, creative arts, mathematics, and the sciences—prepares students for whatever the future holds, giving them skills that transfer to an endless range of disciplines and careers. A liberal arts education prepares you to be a philosopher, but it also prepares you to be a computer engineer, a scientist, an entrepreneur … The list goes on and on.
Philosophy is a cornerstone of our high school education. Students explore the principles of critical thinking and logic as well as delving into epistemology, ethics, aesthetics, and metaphysics through literature and history.
Our history curriculum follows a four-year cycle, covering Ancient History, World History, U.S. History, and Asian History. Our history studies focus on a few narrow topics so that we can dig into them deeply and rigorously.
Our literature curriculum is anchored by great books, from ancient texts to modern classics. We try to balance books in the established canon with more diverse works that deserve a place among the classics.
Our four-year science cycle focuses on helping students understand the philosophical foundations of astronomy, biology, physics, and chemistry. Our emphasis is on the scientific method as a tool for understanding the world.
Our math lab approach helps students build math confidence and skills with supportive, individualized instruction. With a spiral approach that steadily reinforces skills while teaching new ones, our math method helps students succeed.
Students at the Academy will graduate with credits in both Latin and Spanish, giving them the best of both worlds: the vocabulary and grammar-boosting power of classical Latin and a modern language relevant in today's world.
We're happy to answer questions about the Academy and how it might work for your particular student! Please fill out the following form, and someone on our team will get back to you as soon as possible. (Some times during the school year are busier for our teachers than others, so if you need an immediate response, please be sure to indicate that below.) We typically respond to inquiries within one week.