Because we have an average class size of 15 students and an 8:1 student-teacher ratio, ANC students receive significant individual attention. Each student has an academic advisor and access to our college and career counselor, our chaplain and pastoral staff, our independent personal counselor, and our in-school counselor.
For students seeking an academic challenge, we offer Honors and Advanced Placement (AP) courses in English, Mathematics, Science, History and World Languages. Our students consistently score well above the national average on AP tests (3 or above for 88%* of honors students) and our entrance test scores are consistently well above national averages. (SAT averages are consistently 125 points* above the national average, and SAT placement is in the 70th* percentile, compared to other college-bound seniors.) | Course Offerings
In the past five years, our graduates have been admitted to colleges and universities such as: Agnes Scott, Babson, Bryn Mawr, Bucknell, Carnegie Mellon, Chicago, Clark, Cooper Union, Davidson, Georgetown, Gettysburg, Hawaii-Moana, James Madison, Lehigh, Mary Washington, Mount Holyoke, Muhlenburg, Northwestern, Olin, Penn State, Princeton, Richmond, Smith, St. Lawrence, Stevens Institute, Trinity, UNC-Chapel Hill, US Air Force Academy, USMA (West Point), USNA (Annapolis), Ursinus, Villanova, Virginia Tech, William & Mary, and Wilfred Laurier. | Class of 2016 Offers of Admission
Full-time faculty members are expected to have a master's degree or to be working toward one. We provide for the ongoing professional development of our teachers, 70% of whom hold a master's degree or higher.