Many schools claim to teach the whole child, but at NLA that focus is part of our DNA. We recruited each teacher based on their experience, philosophy of engagement and personal attention to students. In the 33 years I have been an educator, my time working with the staff and students of the Noble Learning Academy has been the most profoundly powerful experience of my career. Even in these more challenging times, we have utilized best practices to engage and challenge our students and to build a tight community filled with laughter and friendship. The success of this school is notable. As a matter of fact, many parents have shared that NLA far exceeded their expectations. Their children enjoy school while being well prepared for the rigors of high school ahead. Every staff member is committed to meeting students where they are and offering supports and challenges to maximize the academic impact for each child - all while making learning fun. These teachers truly know their 6th, 7th, and 8th graders.