School day is from 8:30AM to 3:00PM, with classes beginning at 9:00AM.

Staying Healthy

Weather permitting, we try to provide at least 30 minutes of outdoor exercise daily for all ages.

Lunch & Snacks

Students bring lunches and a snack to school. Microwave and a toaster oven are available for heating lunch items.

Safe Environment

A safe environment for all students, with no bullying tolerated. This has not been a problem as many of our present students were bullied in public schools and know what it feels like.


NIA is a non-profit organization.  It is managed by a board consisting of parents of NIA students, each with skills supportive of school operations and strategic growth.

NIA StudentsApproach

New Independence Academy creates individual learning plans using each student’s unique learning style. The teachers take the time to get to know each student, identify how they learn and then adapts to their needs.

This individualized approach is key to a successful education for NIA students because they have such unique disabilities which can vary widely from one child to the next. New Independence Academy recognizes this and has adapted its approach to embrace this unique population of students. Their approach embodies the essence of no child left behind!

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