Our most mature students, building on their passion for learning developed in younger years, are developmentally ready to take on intensive critical thinking, analysis and preparation for the country's most selective secondary schools. Upper Schoolers practice leadership and collaboration. Individually and collectively, they respond to important challenges around issues of integrity, character and responsibility.
Grades seven through nine also provide the opportunity for students to acquire the habits of mind, creativity, perseverance and independent thought, which foster lifelong learners. Our Upper School students not only seize opportunities, they create them.
As a result Upper School students experience the interconnectedness of school: How working collaboratively with teachers develops individual autonomy, how working closely with peers encourages independent thinking, and how fostering intrinsic motivation helps with external assessments, including the SSAT or ISEE.