Unique to our Upper School program is the philosophy that planning for the future doesn't start in your senior year. Nor does it begin with thinking about what specific college you want to go to, or even what major you are going to pick.
Instead, students are encouraged to think intentionally when they transition to Upper School about the kind of person they want to be, the leadership opportunities they want to pursue, and even which community service options can best engage and inspire in them a true interest in giving back.
Students are recognized for their academic achievements, but more than that, they are valued for all of the other things they contribute. When they enter Upper School, they start to build a collection of activities and accomplishments that paints a complete picture of who they are, so that by the time they enter their senior year and are ready to apply, colleges can better understand what each student’s passions and what they have to offer.
College fairs in the fall and winter also bring representatives to our campus each year, and with Upper School grades 10-12 encouraged to participate, students begin forming relationships that can span two or three years. Pairing the interests of each student with the best college or university is also a key part of our philosophy.