The mission of Academy High, an independent college-preparatory secondary school, is to inspire students to discover and pursue their passions; to become exceptionally well-educated, academically and personally; and to lead lives of excellence, purpose, and joy.


We believe that by nurturing students to develop adventurous minds, bold spirits, and compassionate hearts, our students can change the world.

  • Encourage creative and critical thinking.
  • Challenge students to engage deeply and meaningfully in learning.
  • Cultivate the joy of learning, discovering, and problem-solving.
  • Strengthen individual talents, be they academic, athletic, or artistic.
  • Teach students to connect, develop, and express complex ideas.
  • Encourage students to embrace new challenges with curiosity and excitement.
  • Help students develop the confidence to venture beyond comfort zones.
  • Promote resilience and determination in the face of challenge.
  • Provide opportunities to take risks, self-advocate, and collaborate.
  • Create experiences that help students discover and follow their passions.
  • Entrust students with freedom and responsibility.
  • Foster honesty, integrity, and compassion, the bedrock elements of character.
  • Promote a commitment to diversity and an appreciation for different perspectives, cultures, and circumstances.
  • Encourage students to be responsible and meaningful citizens in their local, national, and global communities.
  • Nurture self-knowledge and empathy for others, near and far.