ACADEMICS | Upper School

UPPER SCHOOL consists of 15+ students in Grades 6-8 who are immersed in an in-person, co-ed school environment.

Our homeschool program fosters collaboration. The “free range” approach enables students to pursue their academic interests. Through Socratic discussion and active listening our teachers provide students and parents with thoughtful feedback, guidance, and support throughout the 28-week academic school year. RESERVE your child’s seat today.

SCIENCE

Students are assessed to determine proper placement. AP level courses with labs and online tutoring are available (Biology, Chemistry).

  • Life Science
  • Earth Science
  • Physical Science

ART: PAINTING

Images are selected by the class. The instructor guides students through the painting process while modeling painting techniques. Informational books and videos related to the day’s work are shared and presented during the “drying session”. After each class students take home their works of art.

INSTRUMENT LESSONS

Students are taught by classically trained musicians. Lessons include music theory and may require the purchase of additional books not included in tuition. Instrumental instruction is available for the following:

  • Flute
  • Guitar*
  • Piano
  • Violin

MASTER CHESS

Students learn the basics of chess. Students learn fast decision-making skills, evaluate alternatives, and learn multiple ways to win through guided instruction and opportunities to play opponents. This course improves:

  • Problem Solving
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Abstract Reasoning

HYBRID PROGRAM

Students enjoy handson learning and weekly inperson instruction led by certified instructors at satellite locations giving coop students the opportunity to partake in niche activities such as:

Organic Farming
Sports Fencing
Horseback Riding
Beekeeping
Archery

LANGUAGE STUDIES

Students are taught by native speakers. Instructors focus on students speaking, reading and writing while learning about dialects, history, and the customs of the country. Languages offered include:

  • Chinese
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

INDIVIDUAL & TEAM SPORTS

Coached by professional trainers, students are given the opportunity to participate in seasonal, individual and team sports including the following:

  • Archery
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Fencing
  • Basketball
  • Tag Football
  • Cross-Country
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