Our mission is to nurture students to become cultured individuals of exemplary moral character. To this end, we provide an education drawn from the classics and the arts, one steeped in divinely inspired traditional values of the East and West.
Northern Academy's campus in Hudson Valley, New York
Northern Academy Graduates – Class of 2021
It is an honor to introduce you to Northern Academy of the Arts. Our leadership
team has been working with our outstanding faculty and staff to create a
high-quality learning environment for our students. This is done by keeping
abreast of current research topics and sustaining rigorous curricula.
We offer students a selection of artistic and academic learning paths. No matter which course of study your child chooses, know that the essence of the curricula is a foundation of classical elements combined with fresh ideas and research-based techniques. Our students receive an education that not only provides an accumulation of knowledge but also explores the core of their character.
Because of our mission to develop your children into well-rounded adults with high moral values, our faculty and staff are dedicated to instilling students with values of integrity, resilience, and compassion by demonstrating these principles through their actions and teaching methods. As a parent, you want your child to have the best opportunity for a quality education. Our goal is to meet your expectations and go beyond them.
We already know our world benefits from students who are highly educated in academics, but we also believe human society is further enriched when these young adults can think critically, express compassion and engage in all aspects of their lives with high moral values. Our team will inspire your child to develop a deep desire and passion for learning about the world and about themselves.
Middle school students in the Northern Horizon STEM lab
Northern students and teachers in the Academic Building lobby
Northern students during break time
Northern Academy of the Arts is nestled in the beautiful Hudson Valley of New York. We are a high school and middle school serving students in grades 6 to12. We nurture strength of character alongside academic excellence, while helping students master the skills, the discipline, and the confidence they need to be successful in college and in life.
We take building character very seriously. For children and teenagers who are growing every day, the time is now to lay a solid foundation of virtuous habits and values that will benefit them for the rest of their lives.
Students at Northern Academy receive a rigorous, top-tier education that imbues a philosophy of lifelong learning. We maintain an average classroom teacher-student ratio of 1:10 and provide an individualized education that is flexible and responsive. We believe this helps many of our students achieve above average SAT scores.
"This school is like no other. You can meet people all over the world with different backgrounds and dreams. At this school, I have met many wonderful teachers and have an amazing group of friends" — Jinglei Rao, Music Track, class of 2021
"I love this curriculum, and find it very well done and excellent information for the growing mind. Thank you so much for sharing and I am very happy that these topics of ethics, true overall mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual health are being addressed. We are very happy that we made the decision to join Northern Academy of the arts." — Lisa Pathak, MD, Parent
Education in the Arts
A Northern Student in the Fine Arts Track
While every student fulfills a complete college preparatory curriculum, Northern Academy also has a unique emphasis on the classical arts of both Western and Eastern civilizations.
“Rhythm and harmony penetrate into the mind and take a most powerful hold on it.”—Plato
"A scholar should constantly pursue what is virtuous and find recreation in the arts." —Confucius
Just as the ancient philosophers believed, modern studies have found that teaching the arts in schools can have a profound effect on young minds. The arts produce a greater sense of enjoyment and fulfillment in students, enhance their communication skills and self-confidence, and make the school culture feel more positive and adventurous.
Northern students in the Dance Track
Students select either the academic track or an arts track that best suits them. By taking an approach with multiple tracks, Northern Academy of the Arts opens up a wide range of avenues for students to allow them to rise to their fullest potential.
Northern Academy Orchestra's public performance at Woodbury Commons
Northern Academy at a Glance
● Grade 6-12
● Middle States Accreditation
● Safe campus
● On-campus boarding
● 100% Graduation rate
● 100% College acceptance rate
● Individualized college counseling
● 75% Faculty with advanced degrees
● 1:7 Teacher to student ratio
● 130+ courses with 80 electives
● 15+ AP courses
● Artistic training
● Individual tutoring available in all subjects
● Performance opportunities
● State-of-the-art science & computer labs
● Dance studios, music practice rooms
● Our values: integrity, compassion, resilience
● Balance of East and West
● Character building
● Etiquette education
● Homestay options available
● Nutritional meals by award winning chef
● Historically accurate teachings
● 30 min to Woodbury Commons Premium Outlets
● 30 min to Harriman State Park
● 1.5 hours to Manhattan NYC
● New York's famous heritage walking trails
SAT 2020: average 1400+
AP Score: average 4+
Top 100 College Acceptances
Case Western University
Cleveland Institute of Music
New York University
Penn State University – University Park
Santa Clara University
SUNY – Binghamton
SUNY – Buffalo
SUNY – Stony Brook
Texas A&M University
Texas Christian University
University of California – Irvine
University of California – San Diego
University of Maryland – School of Music
University of Massachusetts – Amherst
University of Rochester
University of Texas – Austin
University of Toronto
University of Waterloo
* Rankings by US News & World Report
We are accredited by the Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools.
Agents Contact Us
We're delighted you're considering Northern Academy as partners.
Northern Academy students in 6th through 12th grade can expect a quality private school experience with a supportive community founded on the core values of integrity, compassion, and resilience.
Our rigorous academic environment, distinctive performing arts programs, enriching Chinese language and culture program, and student clubs give students a chance to discover and develop their talents and fulfill their potential.
We seek to admit qualified students who are capable of benefiting from our college preparatory program and making a positive contribution to the Northern community. Through the admissions process, we hope to get to know your family and help you learn about our unique school.
We are keen to hear from Agents interested in forming partnerships to promote our Northern Academy of Arts:
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