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Grace '27

I feel like the curiosity within the students to learn is one of the main strengths of the Academy."

Building community among students coming from more than 50 schools each year is an important element of the 6-7 division. We start by forging strong ties through family groups, cross-discipline work, and our Academy Bridge to Success program.

"The teachers help you make a lot of friends," Grace says. "My best friends were actually made because of my teachers putting me in groups with them."

In addition to core academic courses, our youngest students learn about themselves and one another through community service projects, emotional intelligence classes, and experiential education activities.

"The best thing here is you're going to feel like you belong. You're never going to feel like an outsider."