Courses in the Upper School are designed to engage and challenge our students, from basic level classes to a broad array of offerings that continues to expand as they move through the curriculum.
We encourage them to explore the full spectrum of opportunities available not only in academic disciplines, where we offer electives and advanced courses in humanities, science, math, and modern languages, but also in arts and service learning classes including public speaking, dance, creative writing, building techniques, music performance, 3-D design and fabrication, painting, acting, Quaker advocacy, woodworking, and film – to name just a few.
In addition to the subject specific and interdisciplinary courses developed by our staff, older students wishing to explore an area of special interest outside the curriculum may create independent study projects under the supervision of a staff member.
Each year, leaders within the Upper School student community have the opportunity to organize clubs around areas of interest. Near the beginning of the school year, an Activities Fair gives students the opportunity to explore these opportunities and find places of community and shared passions. In addition, there are community-organized affinity and alliance groups.