Schedule designed around students

NDA’s Block Schedule was designed based on research about how middle and high school age girls best learn.

The advantages include:

  • Each class is every other day, allowing more time to complete homework.
  • Classes are longer to facilitate deeper discussions.
  • Breaks are built in so you are ready to learn when you are in class.
  • Each day begins with 15 minutes of TCB (Taking Care of Business) time for answering emails and getting organized for the day.
  • The very popular mid-morning Flex Time is your time to use to connect with teachers or friends.
  • All students have lunch at the same time so you can always see your friends at lunch. Clubs also use lunchtime to meet.
  • Teachers use Wednesday morning Professional Learning Centers to keep current, so school starts 45 minutes later on Wednesdays.
  • Most classes meet for the full academic year so if you are taking an AP or IB test the material will be fresh in your mind.

Bell schedule

Period times are the same for both BLUE and GOLD Days.