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Upper School Core Subjects


English in the Upper School begins with Grade 9: The Self, the World, and the Word, followed by Bridges and Walls: What Connects and Divides Us (Grade 10), and then in Grade 11, American Literature joins U.S. History to form The American Experience. The program culminates in a series of senior seminar electives: Language and Power, Literature and Philosophy, and Media and GenderLearn More


In Upper School, history is required for all students in Grades 9 and 11 and there is a three year graduation requirement. The fostering of writing and discussion skills are paramount at all levels, and each year students build on what they have learned in previous years in order to prepare them for success in college and beyond. Learn More


The goal of Upper School mathematics is to encourage students to build on this innate capacity in order to deepen their understanding of the world around them. Whether students are solving linear equations in Algebra, understanding interconnected spatial relationships in Geometry, solving optimization problems in Calculus, or analyzing data in Statistics, they are building the concepts and skills needed to move confidently to the next level. Learn More


Our Upper School curriculum takes science to the next level with a sequence of Physics, Chemistry, and Biology, developing a cumulative understanding of how these disciplines connect to each other. A combination of lecture, lab work, problem solving, and project-based learning, students build the skills necessary to succeed in college and beyond. Learn More


In Upper School, we strive to incorporate STEAMx into our classes across the curriculum. Our mission is to equip high school students with the skills they need to succeed in college and the future job market. Our STEAM Hub is a spacious collaborative space that encourages hands-on, project-based learning and the curriculum is designed to strengthen 21st-century skills such as communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking, which are essential for success in the workplace of the future. Learn More

Visual Arts

Throughout Upper School, Visual Arts classes are all about individualization. Here, students are involved with the creation of not only art, but the fundamental content behind it. Throughout that process, students are encouraged to reflect on their thoughts, feelings, and identities to shape the creative process. Learn More

World Languages

Our World Language program is guided by ACTFL World Readiness Standards, which include the three modes of learning: Interpersonal and Presentational (speaking and writing), and Interpretive (reading and listening).  Learn More

Performing Arts

Upper School builds on the Middle School curriculum, offering a variety of opportunities for students to study and perform music to include vocal ensemble, rock bands, hand bells, technical theater and music theory.  Learn More