Antilles Upper School prepares each student for success in college and in life by sharpening the ability to recognize and solve problems, analyze and apply information, communicate effectively, make sound decisions, and act as a responsible citizen.
Antilles Upper School students have the self-confidence that comes from interactive learning experiences in and out of the classroom, personalized attention from faculty, advisors, and counselors, and the encouragement to stretch and reach beyond their grasp.
Each student in the Upper School is assigned an advisor who serves as the student's advocate throughout his or her high school career and maintains an interest in and knowledge about the various aspects of each student's school life. Advisors are readily available to students, beginning each day together at morning meeting and often assisting them in negotiating their lives in and outside the school. Adult advisors are entrusted with monitoring each student's progress and coordinating parent-student-advisor conferences.
Upper School offers a rich and varied program in the arts and sciences, athletics, and community service. With a strong commitment to the Advanced Placement Program of the College Board, the academic program is characterized by intellectual rigor and creativity; and, it follows a traditional college preparatory program which focuses on English and history, mathematics and science, and world languages. Elective opportunities in studio art, theatre, technology, science, history and humanities complement the core subjects. The minimum requirement for graduation is 24 credits. Most students graduate with more credits than the minimum requirement.
A full-time college placement counselor offers individual attention and information to students and their parents and assists them with the college application process. During their junior and senior years, students participate in college workshop courses where they work to identify their own strengths and desires in order to discover universities and colleges that best match their talents and interests. Each spring, members of the junior class have the opportunity to participate in a state-side tour to visit colleges and universities and learn more about the college admission process. More Information
There is a spirited commitment to extracurricular activities in the Upper School, including competitive athletics in the Virgin Island's best athletic facilities and performing arts in the new Prior-Jollek Hall. Competitive and team sports include flag and tackle football, volleyball, soccer, basketball, baseball and softball, tennis, golf, and swimming. Upper School students are active in student government with a voice in Student Handbook policies and the opportunity to report monthly to the Board of Trustees. Student life includes participation in a range of activities, which include National Honor Society, Interact, yearbook, Quiz Bowl, Science Bowl, Science Carnival, Moot Court, Book Club, Homecoming, Prom, and school-sponsored trips.
Finally, the most important factor in providing the best possible education to our students is the quality of the teaching faculty. Antilles School recognizes the quality of a student's educational experience is in direct relationship to the quality of instruction and professionalism of its teachers. Individually and collectively, the talented teaching faculty in each division of the school has a command of knowledge and pedagogy; they are experienced - overall teaching experience is more than 10 years; and, they care deeply about their work with students. Instructional leadership is invested in adult learning and focused on improving student performance with a commitment to a pursuit of excellence.