Drawing of The Little TheaterThe ECA Experience

Throughout the ECA Experience, our educational practices help students deepen essential skills in critical reasoning, research capabilities, and ultimately original thought and action. The cultural and experiential learning trips in which our international students participate in are opportunities designed to connect and expand their learning and personal development.

The ECA faculty is widely diverse and richly experienced. Our teachers involve students in engaging activities in the classroom during the school day and provide support through real-world experience, extending programming and relevance after regular school hours. Our faculty are all involved in the ECA Experience, developing deeper bonds with students as they explore common interests and work side by side with professional mentors.


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Personal Memoir

Modern Dance Foundational acting


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Senior Repertory


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Master Classes Production-Performance
  Company Performance Technical Production
Visual Arts Music English Literature

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Boys Choir

Humanities/Social Sciences

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Girls Choir



Advanced Choir





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P.E. and Health

Digital Photography

Instrument Sectionals


Film Production

Harmony and Composition



Music Theory


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Each grade level offers a challenging and innovative curriculum that prepares students for the rigors of the arts and innovative careers, which we deliver in each of our five departments.Outside of ECA Building

ECA's safe and comprehensive home-stay program is part of the experience of every international high school student attending ECA. Teachers serve as mentors in collaboration with host families, supporting the socio-emotional and leadership development of our students. Coupled with our morning academic program, our school supports the integral development of our students as scholars, as well-rounded young adults, as artists, and contributing citizens of the world.

Teachers encourage students to make interdisciplinary connections in order to understand and participate effectively in our arts and inquiry-centered environments. Student participation in service learning and independent projects puts learning into action.

All classes are conducted in English. ECA offers a robust and thoughtful college readiness program which guides and supports students in the process of selecting and applying to universities and conservatories. ECA leads parent and student informational sessions, conducts visits from college recruiters and admissions officers to hold interviews, and address the individual needs of each student. ECA receives visits from many colleges and universities and holds information and admission meetings on site.


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Academic Integrity

The ECA community agrees to act in ways that show respect, compassion, and consideration for others. These core values require us to conduct ourselves in the most practical of ways and in doing so, treat ourselves as we equally treat others.

ECA's policy on Academic Integrity supports the growth and learning of students, and the cohesiveness of our learning community. We believe that upholding the highest standards of honesty and integrity is the work of the whole school, including teachers, staff, parents, students and administrators. The following information outlines the roles and responsibilities that all are responsible for:

  1. Students that understand clearly the importance of honesty, and are equipped with the tools necessary to produce work of high caliber.
  2. The integrity of the ECA community, and the development of the character of individuals who comprise it.

The Definition of Academic Integrity

To act with "Academic Integrity" is to produce schoolwork that is authentically your own, while also acknowledging the contributions and ideas of others. Students and teachers alike create original work, often in collaboration with others, and always in conversation with ideas, concepts and forms that have come before. Over time, we develop insight that combines our own response to material with that of previous thinkers, our classmates and our teachers.

The greater academic community of which ECA is a part of demands that students, in all their work, honestly represent their own achievement in mastering material, and acknowledges where and when they are building on the ideas of others, and to give due credit and respect to those who have collaborated in that process. Academic and creative work is not only about knowing things: it is also about becoming an individual and honest scholar.

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If a student is suspected of academic malpractice, teachers have a duty to make a brief investigation, and report the incident to school leadership for further investigation. If an incident of plagiarism, cheating, collusion, duplication of work, or other academic malpractice is substantiated, the student will be subject to the school's disciplinary process and academic sanctions.

The Educational Center for the Arts is about learning, succeeding through failure, and ACES International studentsdeveloping original thought.

We make this policy statement in support of students and their development, both in the classroom and as members of a community. It is a statement about trust, high expectations, and the structures that lead to student success, rather than mistrust and punishment. Ensuring Academic Integrity is a collaborative effort, and vitally important to the young people who live and learn within our walls.

The success of one is the success of us all at ECA.

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