Within the small-by-design structure, students have a surprising number of opportunities to pursue their interests and enjoy friendships, while benefitting from a rich curriculum steeped in technology, with both systemwide and individual executive functioning support and accommodations, and instruction designed to address various learning styles.
Advisory, electives, trips, monthly Bagel Bashes, community service opportunities, advisory challenges, and weekly club meetings provide many non-academic outlets for students to have fun, strengthen relationships, and enjoy the diverse talents of others. Athletic events and annual school activities including dances and overnight trips are in no short supply. An active student government helps plan major events and activities while learning more about teams and leadership. With so much happening, the participation of every student is needed, so students are more likely to try new things and feel comfortable doing so.
High School students build upon and continually reinforce skills, habits, and knowledge gained in Middle School. Each year brings increased independence and responsibility in both curricular and extra-curricular activities. Beginning in 9th grade, students can freely move between designated lunch areas during lunch, and juniors and seniors enjoy off-campus privileges. A unique senior year provides greater privileges and a college-focused agenda to prepare students for post-secondary academia.