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Our mission is to nurture students to become well-educated individuals of exemplary moral character. To this end, we provide a rigorous college preparatory and classical arts education steeped in the traditional values of the West and the East.

Core Values

Traditional Eastern and Western values provide a moral compass for our character. To that end, Northern Academy embraces these three principles as the main values for the school:

  • Integrity: Through integrity we uphold moral values and take responsibility for ourselves, others, and society
  • Compassion: The cornerstone of an ethical and vibrant society, compassion nurtures empathy, kindness, and concern for others
  • Resilience: Resilience arises from the fortitude of students and teachers helping each other endure adversity on the journey to social, emotional, and academic excellence

Profile of Graduates

Graduates from Northern Academy of the Arts exhibit a high moral character and grace rooted in traditional values and culture. They treasure honesty, compassion, and resilience in the face of adversity. They, moreover, possess the intellectual strength to make rational and informed decisions.

Graduates will be able to demonstrate the following:

Advanced Intellect

  • Mental Clarity
  • Intellectual sincerity
  • Problem solving skills
  • Critical thinking abilities
  • Scholarly habits


Moral Excellence

  • Integration of morality into core identity
  • Punctual, reliable, and disciplined self-control
  • Accountability to self and others
  • Dignity and compassion
  • Graceful demeanor


Preparation for Life

  • Broad knowledge and practical skills
  • Global-mindedness that engages across cultures
  • Self-motivation and independence
  • Social etiquette and courtesy
  • Listening skills and strength of voice
  • Leadership skills
  • Respect for authority
  • Creative, adaptable, and resourceful