Teaching for Purpose
We believe that high school education should not only prepare students for the years after school, but encourage a meaningful life today through engaging, empowering, and relevant programming.
We're proud of the fact that our graduates report feeling prepared for life after high school, but we're even prouder that our students report feeling inspired and engaged throughout their years at Cascades Academy.
Preparation is important, but engaged learning is paramount
Because our goal is for our students to be engaged in their learning, the school’s college preparatory curriculum balances relevant classroom work with meaningful experiences outside of the classroom including professional internships, service learning, fine arts classes, exciting travel, and outdoor education. This dynamic learning environment fosters lifelong learners, critical, independent thinkers, and socially conscious individuals.
Our intimate learning environment cultivates an unparalleled sense of community. With class sizes of 10-20 students, teachers identify how to help each individual student reach their unique potential. And, students develop supportive, meaningful relationships with each other. This kind of caring, collaborative community is an important part of who we are, and we invite you to come and experience it for yourself!