Academics

Our students will graduate with a strong foundation in all disciplines across the humanities and the sciences and with the computational, analytical, and writing skills needed to excel in college. 

A private school with a public purpose, our unique curriculum combines academic excellence with learning by doing. We combine an innovative curriculum and high academic standards with small classes and masterful teachers from all parts of the United States. 

Outside of their coursework, Thaden students find abundant opportunities to develop as leaders, volunteers, and contributors to the life and spirit of the community, typically under the direction of coaches and instructors who are members of the teaching faculty.

Faculty integrate and balance many forms of instruction in our educational programs — traditional seminar-style discussions, hands-on learning in our signature maker spaces, and outdoor and community-engaged projects — that enable students to connect their studies to the region and the world.

Designed by a nationally renowned team of architects, our campus will itself be a teacher that sparks curiosity, inspires creativity, and invites reflection. Through partnerships with community organizations in the visual and culinary arts, as well as organizations promoting health, physical activity, bicycling, and community service, our students have opportunities to learn both on and off campus. 

Most of all, we hope that Thaden students will take from their education a lifelong passion for learning and inspiration to lead lives of integrity, purpose, and responsible global citizenship.