Academics

Upper School

the upper school experience

The upper grades at SCH are all about rigor, self-directed work, expanding horizons, honing skills, and using one’s accumulated knowledge and experience to formulate independent opinions. Led by a deeply committed and progressive faculty, Upper School students gain a thorough grounding in the core liberal arts subjects while enjoying access to an exciting array of electives. Guided by our experienced college counseling staff, students build strong academic resumes that speak to their strengths and earn them entrance into the nation’s top colleges and universities.    
 
Through their Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership courses and electives, as well as in project-based work within their core classes, students are challenged to deepen their problem-solving and leadership skills and to exercise the resilience, perseverance, and initiative they have been encouraged to develop during their time at SCH. Upper School is when students step out intellectually and begin to make their own meaning from the content of what they’re learning. At SCH students will find unlimited opportunities to learn through deeper engagement in the things that they love, whether it’s creating a thought-provoking video, crafting a scientific experiment, developing an idea with mentors from the business community, or competing on the athletic field.
 
Through these collective experiences, both in and out of the classroom, SCH students develop the intellectual discipline, skills, and self-confidence that ensure their readiness for whatever challenges they may face, in college and beyond.  
Led by a deeply committed and progressive faculty, Upper School students gain a thorough grounding in the core liberal arts subjects while enjoying access to an exciting array of electives.