Have you ever thought about what makes a good student versus a skilled, lifelong learner?


Most schools focus on studying material, completing homework, participating in class; in other words, academic engagement. We expect those who enroll to be academically engaged, good students. Our task—and our joy—is lighting the fire of intellectual engagement: grappling with ideas, finding intrinsic motivation, and seeking ways to apply knowledge and skills to solve problems in our world. The level of challenge is also important: we don’t want students to be either bored or anxious, but find the right balance that encourages engagement in their own learning.

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Academic News

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  • Photography Class Creates Recipes

    As an introduction to narrative photography, our Upper School digital photography students were given the task of photographing a recipe of their choice. This experiential lesson challenged the students to illustrate their recipe from the ingredients to final product. Click here to see their amazing work.
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  • Success at Panasonic Creative Design Challenge Preliminary Competition

    NA’s Panasonic Team performed very well at the preliminary competition, amassing 80 out of 84 points in our best run. The team will continue on to the final competition in April. The Panasonic Creative Design Challenge is a premier science and technology competition where the engineering and technical skills of New Jersey high school students are put to the test. The end goal? To create a robotic device that can withstand the difficulty of a demanding course.
     
     
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