Global Online Academy

Global Online Academy


As a member school of Global Online Academy (GOA), Nobles has access to online courses from independent schools around the world.

The Global Online Academy is the perfect resource for students who are ready for a new way of learning and collaborating in a global classroom.Max Montgomery Global Online Academy site director

GOA’s Mission

GOA reimagines learning to empower students and educators to thrive in a globally networked society.

We deepen learning through courses that equip students with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to be successful in high school, college, career, and life.

We coach teachers to think differently about how they design student learning experiences.

We work with educational leaders to ensure they have the strategies and tools to lead innovation and change.


GOA at a Glance

A nonprofit organization that reimagines learning to empower students and educators to thrive in a globally networked society.


Independent schools are GOA members


Student maximum in each GOA course


Hours of work each week required of GOA students


Courses available through GOA


Weeks in each GOA course


Number of Nobles students take a GOA course each year

Fraction of college students who take an online course


GOA’s founding year

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GOA at Nobles

At Nobles, GOA is open to junior or senior students as their sixth course in a given semester. GOA courses are for credit and appear on student transcripts, but they are not calculated in a student’s GPA. Popular GOA courses among Nobles students include Medical Problem Solving, Introduction to Psychology, and Gender Studies. Students participate in GOA courses according to their own schedule, offering flexibility and independence.

The program shares the best teaching from throughout its member schools to a worldwide audience. Member schools include: African Leadership Academy (South Africa)Buckingham Browne & Nichols (BB&N)Concord AcademyThe Dalton SchoolKing’s Academy (Jordan)Lakeside, and Punahou.