We asked current students: what's so special about the Academy?
“The Academy has this amazing community of students that will go out of their way to help one another in any endeavor, whether it is academics or athletics or even just adjusting to high school. When you enter the academy, you're not just a part of the student body; you become part of a family.”
“AOSE is a great school with amazing girls and teachers that truly care about their students and want them to succeed. Going to the Academy was one of the best decisions I've ever made and I am so thankful for the education I have received and the friends I have made here!”
“Small class sizes, where your teachers know your name. This makes it hard to hide, which leads to more engaged learning.”
“First of all, the whole school is like one big family. The majority of the students know one another by name, and students of all grades befriend one another. Such closeness between the upperclassmen and lowerclassmen can't be found at all schools. Also, everyone at the Academy is allowed to (and encouraged) to play a sport, no matter their skill level. They are guaranteed a spot on the team and the opportunity to improve and meet new people.”
“No other school nurtures the bond between teachers and students more than the Academy.”
“The teachers are so nice and they actually know you. I was in public school my whole life and none of my teachers knew anything about me.”
“One of my favorite things about the academy is the small size that allows for special attention from teachers and the formation of strong friendships. It is rare to find a school where a teacher knows every student by name, and even the names of students they've never had before.”
“The most special thing about the Academy is that they teach young girls to be confident and have a voice. They teach us that when we graduate not to sit and watch the world go on, but to try and improve it in every way possible.”
“It is the most welcoming and encouraging school out there.”
Tell me about the workload. Is it hard?
“The Academy allows us to write our own stories. If you apply yourself and put your heart into your work, the workload can become more challenging. Classmates and teachers are constantly supporting and encouraging you."
“Having a small school allows students to easily transfer into a different class that will better suit them and their learning style.”
“You can build a curriculum that best fits your interests and abilities.”