A very good and well rounded academic program is offered at North Star. it is my child's first year so I cannot in fairness speak about strengths and weaknesses yet but overall, I have no complaints. I would describe the academic culture as stimulating, challenging but friendly. My child has experienced some strong but friendly and beneficial rivalry between individuals and groups that has encouraged her to take her game up a notch or two. The school offers many perks and rewards that encourage children to work hard and do their best. The overall environment is very motivational and fosters learning and personal growth.
Overall, the school's academic program is excellent. One of NSA's strength in regards to their academics is the minimal classroom sizes. Being a student who is actively learning in a small classroom size enables the student to enhance his/her learning. This allows more group cohesion in terms of ensuring the understanding and success of the entire group. Furthermore, teachers are also able to address each students concern and/or lack of understanding individually as well as allocating enough appropriate time to meet the needs of the student. The school cultivated an extremely positive and stimulating learning atmosphere. There did not exist much competitiveness amongst the students, but rather a sense of encouragement and togetherness in the learning atmosphere. As mentioned previously, I attribute the majority of my academic success in my post-secondary studies due to the excellent academic program that is offered at North Star Academy.