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As a small, close-knit school dedicated to promoting racial equity and the socio-economic and personal advancement of young women everywhere, UAI is a school on a mission. While our goals are large, our approach to teaching children and supporting our extended UAI family is one rooted in compassion, support and community. At UAI we understand that in order for our students to find their spark, confidently pursue their dreams and feel prepared to change our complex world, they need an extensive toolbox of academic and personal skills and abilities.  Our approach to teaching is holistic; focusing on the whole child's (mind, body and soul)  growth and development over time. 
Emphasizes critical thinking, civic-mindedness and problem solving skills in our curriculum; UAI students graduate as inquisitive, life-long learners. In addition, UAI is deeply committed  to the social emotional health and well-being of our students, staff and families.  We value the importance of self and social awareness, goal directed behavior and the important life skills needed to ensure personal, academic and professional success.
Research has shown that single-sex girls schools have many advantages for their students. On the whole, students educated in single-sex schools have more confidence than their coed peers and perform better academically. In addition, these students tend to not feel the pressures of gender roles and learn to pursue areas that interest them and explore college majors and career that have been  traditionally male dominated.
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Science & Math
Rigorous course work in science, technology,  engineering and the mathematics field. Includes learning experiences with partnering organizations.