The Upper School, IV-VII Forms (6-9 grades), has a departmentalized academic program. Students take English, math, history and science. In addition, a student may take Spanish, French, Latin, or Language Skills. “Specials” such as art, music, theater, computer skills, health and sex education, advisor/advisee meetings and supervised study halls are also a part of the school day. Extra help is available during the academic day. Classes are held Monday through Saturday, or, when activity weekends are planned, from Monday through Friday.
Honors courses are offered only to VII Form students who have demonstrated the ability to do superior work. Admission to these courses is based on teachers' recommendations, standardized test scores and course grades. Honors courses are offered in English, mathematics (Geometry and Algebra II) science (Biology), French IV, Spanish IV and Latin Gamma.
Extra Help sessions are scheduled during the academic day for the Upper School. This session is used to reinforce the lesson covered that day or offer extra challenge. This can be at the teacher’s or student's request.
Each student in the School is assigned a faculty advisor. The advisor meets with his/her advisees each week individually or as a group in order to discuss grades, effort and school life in general. Contact with advisors, however, is not limited to these occasions. The student or the advisor may request a conference at any time. The advisor is the primary contact for parents. Parents should feel free to contact their child's advisor at any time during the year.