Academic challenge, individual excellence, and personal integrity are benchmarks of the Upper School experience. Through Advanced Placement, honors, and standard courses, students experience a strong curriculum designed to provide the skills and knowledge necessary to be successful not only in the most challenging of college environments but also in life.
The Upper School offers 33 Honors and Advanced Placement Courses.
Our Honor Code is the foundation for an environment in which the Upper School community demonstrates a commitment to personal integrity and a willingness to share responsibility for accomplishments, for actions, and for the well being of others. A variety of extracurricular activities, athletic offerings, and clubs combine to provide opportunities for exploration and participation beyond the classroom. Grade level advisory groups create an ongoing social and academic support system for all four years of upper school.
We believe through personal challenges and experiences our students will realize the “lifelong love of learning” is vital to an informed society. The curriculum and program offerings commit 50 faculty members and 350 students to live a statement by Fred Hargadon, former Dean of Admissions at Princeton University, who said in a letter to prospective applicants -
"…the person you will spend most of your life with is yourself, and therefore you owe it to yourself to become as interesting as possible.”