Successful NYMA cadets are intentional academic strivers who enter their high school years actively seeking pathways to leadership and opportunity in a wide variety of endeavors. With this in mind, our academic program has been carefully geared to engender a successful and disciplined college learner who is Inspired, Engaged, and Ready to face the challenges of the 21st Century. A rigorous classroom curriculum with a global perspective is delivered in small classes and is supplemented by vibrant experiential, interdisciplinary, and co-curricular programming that cadets can access both during and outside of the academic day.
Portrait of a Graduate
NYMA Graduates will
Seek knowledge for the sake of intellectual curiosity and as the tool required for informed decision-making.
Clearly express, with purpose and creativity, thoughts and ideas, utilizing various disciplines and media.
Think and work independently while recognizing that certain activities will require collaborative interaction.
Strive to act respectfully and responsibly with honesty, integrity and trustworthiness.
Engage in activities that foster and maintain an individual’s physical, emotional, mental, social, spiritual and environmental health.
Appreciate the diversity of the NYMA community and the community at large while recognizing the cultural threads that bind us together.
Participate actively in making their communities better places through the engagement in community service and practicing the principles of good citizenship.
Practice fairness and sportsmanship in all activities.
Cultivate an appreciation for the arts in all its forms, and explore the arts as a means to foster imaginative and creative expression.
Accept and embrace change as a natural progression.