I graduated in 2012 and I have to say sending me to Collegiate was the best thing my parents ever did for me. Students here push each other to excel and teachers are willing to put in as much work as the student is. I went into college as basically a sophomore due to taking so many AP tests and I feel as though I was as best prepared as possible. On the social side of things there is a place for everyone at Collegiate. Yeah everyone has their own group of friends but everyone was pretty open to just chatting with anyone they had class with. If there was someone you really didn't like you simply didn't talk to them. In short, if you weren't trying to start problems with other people all the time most people liked you and were pretty nice.
It is a wonderful school. The teachers are so helpful. I have never seen anything like this before in a public school where the teachers and the administration is so committed to the students successs. We were thinking of sending our daughter out of the city for high school, but this is far far better than any private or public school that I have seen. Good luck collegiate. Parent of a ninth grader
i would say that this school is overall amazing! the teachers are incredible and the adminstration is very down to earth. at npca you have so many different classes you can barely decided what to take. and the guidance counselors really help you get into the school of your choice. the only thing that i do not care for about the school is that it has no sports. as an athlete i find it hard to go to one school and play for another. the school district says athletes miss nothing by going to npca but as an athlete i have never been to a pep rally and i miss the school spirit that i and had in junior high. as an athlete it is disheartening to see how much the school cares about theatre and the arts but it really does not care about athletes at all.