HLA – Northrop offers a well-rounded, college preparatory curriculum. We offer our scholars an accelerated pace of learning to ensure they’re on track academically, while infusing specialties throughout the day like art, movement, and music.

Core Subjects

  • Math
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Language Arts
  • Reading

Special Classes

All scholars attend 2 of the following special classes each day:

  • Spanish
  • Movement
  • Phy Ed
  • Music
  • Art
  • Technology

 SPARK! Program

Our SPARK! program gets scholars moving first thing in the morning, before getting down to the serious business of class work. We provide fun SPARK! activities like Zumba.

We value experiential learning and offer opportunities throughout the year for independent study and exploring our world.


All scholars participate in J-Term during the school year, which is a week-long, project based learning program.

Field Trips

We partner with local organizations to provide enriching experiences outside of the classroom. Past field trips have included:

  • Wilderness Inquiry environmental studies
  • Como Zoo visits