An important reason Nora students become such versatile thinkers is that they learn and grow beyond classroom walls. Opportunities include team sports, clubs, student government, and numerous school hikes and trips. According to the parent of a tenth-grader: “My son is much, much happier with himself these days. He’s more willing to try new things.”
Nora students themselves take responsibility for shaping student activities. We value compassion, and our students devote time and energy to activities reflecting that ideal. Some students serve as peer mediators. All students, with faculty advisors, volunteer in the community — entertaining the elderly, staffing food banks, and feeding the homeless. Many are politically active.
Rounding out the picture: senior and junior classes go on autumn retreats in preparation for the rigors of the year. Students also attend Nora’s monthly poetry reading series and may, during spring break, travel abroad on school-sponsored trips.
Bottom line: The Nora School offers a complete education — where every student realizes his or her unique potential of mind, body, and spirit.