Thank you for your interest in the Academy for Science and Design (ASD), a public charter school for students in grades 6-12. New Hampshire faces a critical shortage of students who develop and sustain their interest in STEM fields from elementary school through college. The Academy for Science and Design, the state of New Hampshire’s top-performing public school and largest STEM-specialty school, is aimed at expanding students’ interest and ability in STEM locally and statewide. ASD was recognized by Newsweek in 2015 and 2016 as a Top 50 Best American High School and received the National Blue Ribbon Award in 2017.

The mission of the Academy for Science and Design is to graduate well-rounded students with the capacity for high achievement and leadership in their colleges, careers, and society; who have in-depth subject mastery; who have hands-on, real world laboratory experiences; who understand technical and social issues inherent in applications of science and engineering; and who are educated as global citizens to view the world in local, national, and global contexts. These students are the leaders of tomorrow. ASD is a school and community driven by a passion for learning and education. 

While there is a particular emphasis on mathematics and the sciences, the overall goal is to provide students with a sold educational foundation. ASD is a school driven by the curiosity and motivation of our students and faculty in the realm of mathematics and the sciences. The academic rigor of the school is high, and students who choose to attend ASD do so because they are looking for a challenge. ASD is also a very unique community of learners who share common interest in STEM related topics, and many students come from great distances to attend. 

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Amy Bewley

Coordinator of Admissions, Marketing and Communications

ASD Parent of Colin ’16, Liam ’18 and Aiden ‘ 22



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