Upper School offers a remarkable palette of classes. The curriculum—rich, varied and challenging—aims high. We want to foster the growth of intellectually lively, helping them become students who can think for themselves—and advocate for themselves, too.
Our course requirements form the foundation of the student program, but there are many ways for students to build an exciting program that allows them to follow their individual passions and explore new interests.
Through programs such a January Term and the Directed Independent Study program students can learn outside the box. All Juniors undertake a month-long independent study. Juniors and seniors are offered the opportunity to enroll in new elective courses each semester through the Global Online Academy, a consortium of schools which have formed to offer world-class online courses across multiple time zones. And with language study often come opportunities for travel.
Our goal as teachers is to create a curriculum that interests, engages and inspires our students, one that speaks to the broad-ranging curiosity of children, invites active exploration, awakens creative response and builds a sense of self awareness. Our departmental structure not only allows us an opportunity to collaborate with colleagues in our field both across and within our divisions, it creates and fosters an environment in which we are constantly challenging ourselves as educators, learning from one another's experiences, reassessing our roles in the classroom and adapting our curriculum to meet the ever-changing and individual needs of our students in today's world.