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Upper School 7-12


The Upper School curriculum assumes the traditional division of the middling years and the more advanced years. In grades 7-8, emphasis is placed mostly upon the acquisition of the basic skills of algebra, reading, writing, grammar, and logic. In grades 9-12, students enter into the more advanced levels of the various subjects. Juniors and seniors research, compose, and present a thesis to their classmates and faculty.

Furthermore, students are not merely taught facts, but they learn the reasoning behind them.  In the science and math classes, students are not just taught formulas and how to plug in numbers; but they are taught the reasons that the formulas work and the concepts that drive them. Students also study logic and rhetoric so that they can reason and express themselves well through both speaking and writing.