National History Academy inspires students to understand the foundations of American democracy and the responsibilities of citizenship through experiential learning. We challenge students to participate and interact with fellow students and historic places. Our curriculum develops analytical thinking skills and encourages students to evaluate defining difficult moments in our history while relating those moments to issues we face today.
Educating the leaders of tomorrow to reflect on where our nation has been
Engaging students in the rights and responsibilities of American Citizenship
Inspiring independent thought on the importance of history in our own lives
Middle School and High School
Rising 10th -12th Grade Students
National History Academy Online is a unique summer experience for rising 10th, 11th and 12th-grade high school students and recent high school graduates with an interest in the history, law and government of the United States of America.
Rising 7th – 9th Grade Students
NHA middle school programs each focus on a core theme crucial to our nation’s development. These one-week programs examine primary source documents and explore historic sites across the country.
Rising 7th-8th Grade Students
Extreme Journey Summer Camp
Rising 7th – 8th Grade Students
The Extreme Journey Summer Camp, based in Loudoun County, VA, challenges students to explore the meaning of leadership as they hike, bike and canoe the same paths as the leaders that came before them.
News & Views
National History Academy is excited to announce that every student who attends in summer 2020 will also see the Broadway smash hit Hamilton: An American Musical at The Kennedy Center. Join us to get the hottest ticket in town! Hamilton: An American Musical is a sung- and rapped-through musical about the life of American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, with music, lyrics, and book by Lin-Manuel […]Read More …
One of my favorite things about winter are the footprints you make in the snow after a fresh snowfall- the imprint of the path you took on your way to another location, a trace of a person who once stood there. I often find myself mesmerized at the tracks on the ground. I admire the […]Read More …
National History Academy was honored to have Mr. Clark Hall speak with our students this summer. His talk inspired Academy student Dominique Castanheira to dig deeper and share Mr. Hall’s incredible life story in this five part series. Dom is a senior at Townview Magnet School for the Talented and Gifted in Dallas, Texas, and was recently […]Read More …