Academic department

We strive to prepare all students to live rich, literate lives and to be active, informed citizens. In order to do so, students need access to rigorous, comprehensive and engaging English Language Arts curricula.

Students should have the opportunity to read a variety of texts, make informed judgments that are grounded in evidence and communicate their thinking through oral, written, and artistic expressions.

The High School English Language Arts curriculum focuses on the analysis of complex literary and informational texts; the Literature Circles component in which students explore full-length books in peer-led discussions and An Integrated Scope and Sequence for Grades 9–12 which supports a systematic approach to writing development.

School description & overview:

Preparation for college is a primary objective of the Upper School program, and the intellectual rigor and variety of opportunities for all students provide a foundation for future academic success.

Small Classes

Personal attention through small classes ensures that students are challenged appropriately and guided in their work.

Student Support

Extra-help periods are built into the daily schedule, and teachers also make themselves available outside class via phone, email, or appointments.

Advanced Placement Opportunities

In addition to regular classes, a diverse selection of electives, we currently offer Advanced Placement courses in English Literature, English Language, American History, Human Geography, Calculus AB, Calculus, Statistics, Spanish Literature, French, German, Chinese, Physics, Environmental Science, Biology, Chemistry, and Computer Science.

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