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.
Smaller, More Effective Classes
The close personal attention through small classes ensures
that students are challenged appropriately and guided in
their work. Longer class periods enable teachers to place
a premium on thoughtful exchanges and collaboration, giving
students the opportunity to be actively engaged in the
classroom and reflective about what they are learning.
A Support System that Works
Extra-help periods are built into the daily schedule, and
teachers also make themselves available outside class via
telephone, email, or appointments. Teachers use a variety
of methods, in addition to traditional exams, to assess the
students' progress and train them in techniques of
self-critique. Along the way, the school takes every opportunity to
help students take responsibility for their learning.