Nathan Hale has been a long-standing member of the Coalition of Essential Schools and prides itself on providing inclusive, individualized education for all students. Find out more more via the links below. Nathan Hale is a member of Ted Sizer's Coalition of Essential Schools. In harmony with the Ten Common Principles of the Coalition, high academic standards and expectations apply to all students. Students demonstrate mastery of skills and concepts through exhibitions and through traditional forms of assessment. Critical thinking skills are emphasized through the consistent practice of The Five Habits of Mind. Nathan Hale High School offers students a personalized environment in which to learn and grow. As part of the "Mentorship Program," each adult works with a small group of students for two hours per week. We support small class sizes whenever possible.