Academics

The Nora School is informal, but not unstructured. Our academic program is challenging — and it’s balanced with the arts, community service, and sports — so our days are very busy. We encourage students to think for themselves, and respect is a key value of our community.

Classes are small — eight students, on average — and engaging. Students know teachers on a first-name basis, and this contributes to an atmosphere of mutual respect. Students learn to take themselves and their ideas seriously, to speak their minds, to form well-reasoned opinions, and to defend them. Everyone takes classes in English, social studies, mathematics, science, and foreign language, and chooses from a range of electives.

Life at Nora is organized so that students spend almost every hour involved in learning of one kind or another. As a result, our graduates continue on to colleges and universities throughout the nation.

Accreditation

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