Pursuing Excellence in Upper School

by Lynn Atkinson, Upper School Principal

The pursuit of excellence is a journey. A journey of pushing into new areas, learning, adapting and continually moving forward. The pursuit of excellence at New Life Academy is singular focused on elevating the student experience. In the middle and upper school, we pursue excellence with the mind set of academic excellence on a biblical foundation.


  • This year we have been in our curriculum review cycle of science. The commitment of our science teachers and administration have lead to a new course selection plan and new course offerings with a focus on the end in mind – preparing our students to be successful in their collegiate pursuits. Look for the exciting new courses when the 2018-19 Course Guide is available.

Fine Arts

  • Fine Arts is having an outstanding year! Our students have been challenged and encouraged to push themselves in the fine arts area they are passionate about. In order to measures our pursuit of excellence, we have competed in MSHSL competitions and received many honors and awards. It is commitment to using the God given gifts of our students in the areas of fine arts combined with a commitment from our teachers and staff doing all to His glory that have lead to great success!


  • Athletics, is where the hard work it takes to pursue excellence is seen on a day to day basis. A coaching staff that is committed to a Christ –centered coaching philosophy is developing the total person, New Life Academy has seen students rise to the challenge and hard work to continually pursue excellence and achieve excellence.