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Our Approach

We believe children can reach their full potential with a great college-prep education and a strong moral focus program. Our goal is to help children develop the knowledge, skills, and moral strength they need to succeed in high-school, college, and in life.

Experience the NHA Difference

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Kindergarten - 2nd Grade

In Kindergarten through second grade, young students develop their baseline academic skill-sets, with an emphasis on English language arts and mathematics, preparing them for success when faced with the increasingly rigorous demands of higher grade-levels.

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3rd - 6th Grade

In third through sixth grade, students augment their academic skill-sets, continuing an emphasis on English language arts and mathematics, and expanding into additional subjects. This sets students up for success when faced with the increasingly rigorous demands of higher grade-levels.

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7th - 8th Grade

In seventh and eighth grade, students augment their academic skill-sets, continuing an emphasis on English language arts and mathematics, and further building upon additional subjects. This sets students up for success when faced with the increasingly rigorous demands of high school.

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9th - 12th Grade

Westfield Prep offers a rich and challenging curriculum for academically motivated students. Because we want students to hit the ground running when they enter college, we require them to take at least two AP courses while in high school. We also ask that they give back to their communities by completing at least 60 hours of community service

“All kids are interested in learning about something,” says Ira Kleiman, principal at Westfield Charter Academy. “It’s our job to find out what.”
 
“If we are to achieve things never before accomplished we must employ methods never before attempted.” These are the words Aquan Grant, principal of Westfield Prep, lives by.

Above and Beyond

Our schools go the extra mile to ensure each student develops the knowledge, skills, and character to succeedthrough:
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Moral Focus

We believe kindness and strong hearts and minds can impact the world in significant ways. Virtues like respect, compassion, and perseverance are essential for kids to succeed and an essential part of what we teach. We make moral focus lessons part of every school day.

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College Prep

Every student should have the opportunity to attend college and excel there. From day one, we instill college-preparedness skills in the ways that we train students to think, communicate, and problem-solve. Students practice their critical-thinking skills in real-world contexts.

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Art, Music, and More

A well-rounded education means giving children the opportunity to express themselves physically and creatively. Every NHA school offers art, music, technology, electives, sports, and more. Visit a school near you and see what we have to offer.