No two students leave GFS having traveled the same path. We encourage each individual to rise and meet his or her own standards of excellence. What our ninth through twelfth graders share, in the process, is an experience of intellectual challenge and curiosity.
Upper School students make decisions that reflect their talents, passions, and goals. Take Bioethics or The Political and Philosophical Origins of the U.S. Constitution, study advanced physics in the Wade Science Center, or Ancient Greek through the superb Classics Department. For eleventh-grade Junior Projects, students can explore sports medicine, construction, documentary film, commercial baking, environmental law, or life in an aerospace lab. In short, Upper Schoolers make their education their own.
At GFS, students engage in conversations you could hear in upper-level university seminars. The Upper School experience begins with an exceptional college-preparatory curriculum. All students read widely and learn to write well, take multiple years of math, science, history, and a modern or classical language—or both. For those eager not only to learn but to invent, Upper School is the place.