The Upper School
The Upper School offers a progressive, creative and dynamic educational learning environment that encourages students to learn, understand and apply knowledge in a myriad of ways. Despite the increased workload students have in the Upper School, this division offers students full support while also demanding a high degree of personal responsibility.
We also have a boarding program for students in grades 8 through 12. See our International and Boarding page for more information.
The task of educators is to lead students in a process of self-discovery so that each child will find the appropriate college to suit his or her individual needs, talents and aspirations. The academic program provides a solid foundation in all major disciplines, with an emphasis on project-oriented, hands-on and minds-on activities. In addition to offering several Advanced Placement level courses, the Upper School also emphasizes the arts, visual art, photography, music, and drama. Capping the process of self-discovery during the Upper School years is the completion of a WISE (Wise Independent Senior Experience) project, which requires students to pursue independent study, be in the form of an internship, a research project, a work of art or fiction, or some combination of all three, and present their reflection on this process to the community.