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.