NDA’s state-of-the-art Resource Center is a vibrant, flexible learning environment designed to promote collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical thinking.  Students can visit the Resource Center to conduct research using our many print and digital resources, work on group projects, and check out electronics such as laptop computers and iPad keyboards.  They can also sign up for peer tutoring, attend workshops on test-taking strategies, or receive help from math tutors on a daily basis after school.

NDA students have access to a wide variety of digital research databases and e-books, including the following collections:  

  • Overdrive
    Gale Virtual Reference Library
    Cameron’s Collection (self-help and wellness e-books)
    Questia School
    Country Reports
    Testing & Education Reference Center
    Global Issues in Context

  • Science in Context
    U.S. History in Context
    World History in Context
    Biography in Context
    Archives Unbound
    Gale Primary Sources
    Literature Resource Center
    Opposing Viewpoints in Context
    Research in Context

NDA’s makerspace supports students as they develop critical 21st-century skills by providing opportunities for hands-on learning in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. The makerspace is equipped with two 3D printers, a vinyl cutter, a 3D scanner, Go-Pro Cameras, Adobe Creative Suite Software, Bloxels (iPad Application Game Creator), an Arduino Uno kit, Lego Mindstorms, art supplies, and brain teaser challenges, all of which are available to students in grades 7-12. The addition of these resources is one way that NDA aims to inspire our girls to develop confidence in STEAM-related fields and endeavors.