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


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.


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.


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.