ICA strives to develop a sense of community as well as motivating the student to do his/her best in the class room, athletic field, activities and House activities.

Students are urged to become involved and take an action role as a participant in their own learning and development. The faculty will be there to support and guide each student.

So too, does the Academy strive to instil a sense of community in each student. And to develop the understanding that he/ she belongs to a community and has a responsibility to contribute to the good of the community.

It is through the interaction of faculty and students in the classrooms on the Athletic Fields, in the residence halls, and in the dining hall and at morning assembly that this sense of community and belonging is established.

ICA is an exciting place to be. There is always something happening; student clubs, athletic games, house competitions, weekend trips, assembly presentations, community service activities, or just playing volleyball or basketball at night or just talking to roommates in the dorm.

The ICA experience, the sense of community, support and the friends that you make will be with you always.


Monday through Friday classes begin at 8:am with eight periods each class day.  With an average class size of 12, you’ll have opportunities to actively participate in your classes, and your teachers will know you well. You’ll also have a faculty advisor who will help guide your academic experience.


Athletics play a big role in our students’ lives at Ivy Collegiate Academy. We believe the quality of our interscholastic and recreational programs can offer our students the opportunity to further develop their leadership skills and instill important life skills including discipline, teamwork, sportsmanship, and humility. These skills complement what ICA students are already receiving in their classes. It is a goal of this department to have every ICA graduate leave here with a desire to lead a rewarding and active life.



ICA offers students a wide and varied group of clubs and organizations. Students publish newspapers, magazines, books, and websites. They debate at other schools and regional competitions. They organize to raise funds for disaster relief. They climb mountains and hike trails. They play chess, Go, and Frisbee.

If you are passionately concerned about human rights issues, or international relations, or political debate, you will find a club or organization to join. Interested in fly-fishing? Eager to explore the wilderness and develop survival skills? There are clubs for those activities as well… and if you have an interest that’s not represented, you’re welcome to start a club of your own.

Dinner Services

The Academy believes that sit-down meals provide an important opportunity for enhancing the community. For this reason, family-style meals are served seven times per week. Boarding students attend all sit-down meals. Day students attend all sit-down lunches and are encouraged to stay for the evening meal. Students are assigned to a different table every three weeks, which allows them to get better acquainted with different peers and faculty members in a relaxed setting. The Dining Hall is full of life, and the students applaud for their favorite meals and break into song on birthdays. Students follow the rules of the Dining Hall–maintaining an environment that is comfortable and engaging for all–and they take turns waiting on tables and performing other kitchen duties.


At boarding school, teachers don’t head home when the school day is done: They are there to guide you every step of the way. Faculty members live on campus, share meals with students, and often lead sports or activities. Students and teachers come to know each other as whole people—which means greater opportunity for learning, mentoring, and growth.