We are a school of questions, challenges, smiles, dreams. You won’t find listless students in droning classrooms here; our students are alive. Everywhere you look you’ll see students running, laughing, debating, pointing, listening, seeing, changing. They thrive in an environment where unbounded thinking is encouraged and discovery is an everyday occurrence. It is this energy that makes NOA such a wonderful school to be part of. We encourage any student who wants more from their education to look at Northampton Academy.
Admission to NOA is based on applications, usually an interview, and the submission of a range of materials designed to help us find the right match: those students who would best benefit from our school’s many programs and services and who, in turn, would bring to our campus the kind of eagerness for learning that has been the profile of a NOA student since our founding in 1901. We have designed the admission process to be one that actually helps families investigate their own relationship to the process of education. Our goal is that your family will feel as if you are the only one applying to our school. We consider one student at a time.
Certainly, we encourage you to visit this beautiful campus, meet our students, visit a classroom and ask as many questions as you can devise. These will be the best years ever for a young student – four years for enormous growth and learning – and you can only do it once. It’s a big decision, but we are confident that once you visit Northampton Academy, you will understand that the possibilities are unlimited. We are excited to have you join us in this great endeavor!
Director of Admissions