The High School at IDEAL is a uniquely student-driven, flexible, and inclusive program. In small, seminar-style classes, our dedicated and knowledgeable faculty cultivate the voice, skills, and confidence of each student. IDEAL’s flexible program supports students seeking a more individualized environment and personalized options than a traditional high school offers, while still emphasizing the nurturing student-faculty relationships, integration of the arts, and emphasis on community that are the hallmark of an independent school education.
IDEAL offers opportunities for each student to advance at his or her own pace in a challenging, supportive, and diverse environment. Within IDEAL’s flexible program, students expand and build upon their own interests and explore diverse perspectives through our core curriculum and a wide variety of student and faculty-driven electives. Life and leadership skills are woven throughout our program, and a range of course offerings inspire students at all readiness levels. IDEAL’s multicultural curriculum and social justice instruction are embedded into all aspects of our high school program.
Our talented faculty includes general educators, learning specialists, therapists, a licensed school counselor, and a transition counselor to guide with families and students through the college or post-secondary program application process.
At the hub of our community is our learning center, which offers support from faculty and and learning specialists and is staffed by teachers after school, every day. Our signature three-year service project is individually designed by each student in partnership with a faculty mentor and provides students with lifelong learning and leadership skills.