The Upper School combines a strong college preparatory curriculum with an array of electives, co-curricular activities and opportunities outside the classroom to meet an ever-expanding range of student interests.
Twenty-five AP courses across all areas offer challenging college-level work and college credit. Electives span an eclectic range of topics, including forensic science, Spanish cinema, ornithology, DNA cloning and more. Nearly two-dozen student clubs focus on themes from global politics to jazz improvisation. And outside the classroom, your child might travel to Maine for our annual dogsledding expedition or join an English teacher for a rafting trip down the Grand Canyon.
One goal in the Upper School is to help students gain the knowledge, skills and experiences they’ll need to succeed in college. A longer-range and more important goal is to prepare them to be engaged citizens, life-long learners and responsible adults who go on to find career success and personal fulfillment.
“My teachers helped me realize what I wanted to do and who I was as a person. You learn so much and you experience so much. You learn you have the license to decide the direction of your education and your future.”