Upper School

The Upper School provides a dynamic learning environment in which intellectual curiosity is fostered and fueled. In accordance with Goal I, religious studies courses support the students' burgeoning understanding of their faith and their personal relationship with God. With a strong emphasis on writing, students learn the importance of effectively communicating their ideas. Creative expression is cultivated through exposure to visual and performing arts.

Inquiry is central to the academic experience that prompts students to challenge the assumptions upon which their knowledge is based. Science and mathematics are recognized as essential skill sets in our evolving understanding of the world around us. Founders Library, which employs the Library of Congress classification system, hosts volumes, and databases in support of college-ready research.

Faculty members are focused on preparing students to navigate the unfolding socio-cultural and intellectual landscape they will encounter throughout their lifetime; emphasizing cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural perspectives in a technologically rich setting. French, Spanish, and Mandarin are practiced as students become bi-, or preferably, tri-lingual.

Upper School Curriculum Overview

"For the sake of one child, I would have founded the Society."
-Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat