Upper School Curriculum
Experience the new standard of academic excellence.
Our upper school curriculum offers the best of both traditional and innovative educational practices.
Classes of 15 students around seminar-style Harkness tables benefit from a combination of one-on-one instruction and dynamic, small-group discussion, while academic content is integrated across disciplines to provide context and greater meaning. Our comprehensive, college-preparatory program is enriched and balanced by co-curricular and extra-curricular offerings built into the school day and yearly calendar. Guided by caring and experienced teachers, students are encouraged to discover their passions, develop their authentic voice and apply their learning out in the world.
The college preparatory 9th and 10th-grade program builds toward an 11th and 12th-grade program that incorporates a wider range of classes, including more honors classes and Advanced Placement courses. 9th and 10th graders pursue the following courses of study: ancient world history, modern world history, English, biology/chemistry I & II, mathematics, world language (French, Spanish, or Mandarin), arts electives, service learning, and physical education. The Upper School curriculum transforms students into active global citizens as they broaden their studies both inside and outside the classroom to include the world beyond our country's borders.