Academic

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Our Academic Department is divided into Elementary, Middle School, and High School programs.

The common features of all 3 programs are as follows:

  • Small class size typically made of 10-15 students

  • Effective and caring teachers committed to professional development

  • High quality curriculum based on thorough evaluation

  • Research-based instructional and assessment strategies

  • High achievement results

 
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Elementary (K-3)

NCA’s pedagogical methods are guided by proven research and driven by formative/summative assessment results. The curriculum is carefully selected to develop fundamental skills in all subjects, with a strong emphasis on Language Arts and Critical Thinking.

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Middle School (4-8)

NCA's Middle School years help students prepare for successful high school learning. The focus is to develop effective study habits and accumulate foundational skills needed to succeed in high school.

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High School (9-12)

NCA's High School students are all 4-year college bound. As such, students take not only required a-g courses (UC required), but additional years in those subjects. NCA is renowned for the IB Diploma Program.