November 10, 2021
CATS Academy Boston introduces three new Academies
CATS Academy Boston, part of CATS Global Schools (CGS), has introduced three new Academies of Excellence. These academies provide students from grade 8 onwards (age 13+) the opportunity to focus their studies on their chosen passion, whether it be in the Arts, Ice Hockey or STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths).
In addition to a core academic curriculum, students spend 3.5 hours each day studying their chosen specialism. This includes individual lessons with specialists and guest lectures from professional artists, academics and hockey coaches. Each academy offers a range of opportunities for students to develop their knowledge and skills to take the next step in their specialist area.
American Hockey Academy
Student-athletes in the American Hockey Academy at CATS Boston skate and practice each day for three hours; it is the most intensive hockey programme in the USA. The two teams, U16 and U18, play approximately 70 games during the school year - three times the number of games in a typical hockey season. Besides the quality of education and ice time, hockey players are coached weekly by Graeme Townshend, a former National Hockey League (NHL) professional player.
CSVPA Boston Arts Academy
Students can choose from a range of art electives such as Acting, Technical Theatre, Creative Art and Music, to explore their creativity.
As part of CSVPA Boston Arts Academy, students have access to partnerships with leading universities such as Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), the number one Creative Media and Entertainment School in the World1 and Full Sail, named The Princeton Review’s Top Game Design School 2021, for the seventh year in a row2. Through these partnerships, students can dual-enrol and achieve transferable university credits, access prestigious scholarships and build employability skills by working on capstone projects led by industry experts. This year, one student’s capstone project involved writing songs, working with other musicians, and publishing an EP (short album) on music streaming services. He is now attending Berklee College of Music, Boston.
The STEAM Academy will launch in Sept 2022, allowing students to focus on science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics.
The academy will build on a successful pilot programme, launched in 2020, with the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS), the number one university in the USA for Earning Power3. Students interested in healthcare can dual-enrol with MCPHS and study a 3-credit undergraduate course - challenging them to go beyond CATS Academy Boston’s academically rigorous curriculum. Due to its success, next year students will be able to choose between two courses - Medical Terminology and Introduction to United States Healthcare.
“I am delighted that students can now benefit from our new Academies of Excellence. These academies encourage our students to go beyond the curriculum and follow their passions - all whilst developing the skills they need to thrive in tomorrow’s world. "Our partnerships with universities such as SCAD and Full Sail provides our students with access to fantastic opportunities such as scholarships and collaborative projects, along with the option to start their university journey early through dual enrolment.”
CEO, CATS Global Schools
Students can enrol now for the Arts and Hockey Academies, with the next intake being in Jan 2022; the STEAM Academy launches in Sept 2022. Interest can be registered directly with CATS Academy Boston Admissions by emailing email@example.com.
1 McDonald, Andrew (Oct 7, 2020), Top 50 Creative Media & Entertainment Schools and Colleges in the World 2021, The Rookies, https://discover.therookies.co/schools/top-50-creative-media-entertainment-schools-and-colleges-in-the-world
2 Full Sail University (May 26, 2021), Full Sail Named Top Game Design School for Seventh Year in a Row, Full Sail, https://www.fullsail.edu/about/full-sail-stories/full-sail-named-top-game-design-school-for-seventh-year-in-a-row
3 Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, MCPHS Ranked the #1 University for Earning Power by the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings 2018, MCPHS, https://www.mcphs.edu/about-mcphs/news/mcphs-ranked-the-number-one-university-for-earning-power-by-the-wall-street-journal