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Mission of the Academic Program

Where else can you receive a rigorous, top-tier education grounded in a classical perspective, crowned by an emphasis on real-world application and an exceptional Chinese language program? Meet Northern Academy Academics. Our mission is to prepare students to think, write, and act like true scholars engaged in the great endeavors of human civilization.

What to Expect

Teachers engage students in critical thinking, problem solving, and communication skills. Our rigorous curriculum and high standards help our students score well above average on the New York Regents, SAT, and ACT tests.

To prepare students for a world where effective communication is essential, we place strong emphasis on literacy and comprehension across all courses.

Our Language Arts program offers students a solid classical foundation with a reading list that includes Shakespeare, Cervantes, Brontë, Tolstoy, Dickens, Twain, and Homer.

Our language department focuses on teaching students Mandarin Chinese. Not only is Chinese consistently ranked one of the best foreign languages for career development, it also offers students a window into the rich Chinese culture.

Students receive the attention and care they need throughout their years at Northern since we maintain a low student to teacher ratio (10:1).

Why the Academic Track?

The academic track students receive a well-rounded education through consistent training in  classical dance, music, and fine arts. Currently, Northern’s Academic Department offers a number of AP courses in various subjects.

Students also have the opportunity to participate in after-school clubs according to their interests.

To help guide and nurture students, Northern offers an academic advisory program that meets regularly to address issues related to their studies.

The Academic Department seeks to ensure that all students receive a rigorous, exciting, and satisfying experience at every level of their pre-college education.

Talented and Gifted Students

At Northern Academy, talented and gifted (TAG) students who significantly excel in a particular subject are encouraged to take advanced courses. For example, math TAG students in Middle School might take the equivalent of a High School-level algebra course. AP courses will also be provided for TAG students in high school.