The academic program focuses on experience, inquiry, and collaboration. Our goal is to teach students how to define good questions, how to research and analyze, and how to present their thinking in coherent and compelling ways. We graduate young adults of conscience, character, and compassion.
Many of our students need to feel involved in their academic pursuits and supported by their teachers. Teachers are always available for discussion, inspiration and extra help. Our small school atmosphere, with small classes, creates opportunities for students to engage in debate and develop the intellectual skills fostered by a liberal arts education. We offer learning support and work with students to meet academic expectations. Gifted students are provided advanced learning opportunities.
The English department explores the classics and modern fiction with an emphasis on comparative analysis, writing, oration, research and criticism. Our humanities department aspires to offer students a broad base of knowledge and a grasp of the origins and evolution of ideas in history, politics, economics, and philosophy. We approach science with an emphasis on inquiry and the scientific method. Because of our country setting, we explore our own watershed and environment and seek to understand better ways to manage our resources. Our art curriculum is designed to encourage creative expression, teach tangible visual communication skills and both stir and calm the inner critic emphasizing the expression in the moment.
Our academics and mindfulness foster engaged, creative young adults who are supported by a compassionate community.