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Upper School offers a remarkable palette of classes. The curriculum—rich, varied and challenging—aims high. We foster the growth of intellectually curious individuals, helping them become students who can think for themselves—and advocate for themselves, too.

All students read widely and write well. All take at least three years of science, history, and a modern or classical language. And all have the opportunity to do so much more. Students can take Bioethics or the Political and Philosophical Origins of the Constitution, Advanced Physics or Ancient Greek, Journalism: Ethics and Activism, or Advanced Music Composition. Through a vast offering of required and elective programs, our students pursue directed independent studies, participate in professional internships, take college seminar-style classes, and have the chance to explore multiple educational opportunities outside the regular curriculum.

GFS Upper School Course Catalog 2024-2025