ACADEMICS | Upper School

Students ages 12 to 15 years old are immersed in an in-person, co-ed school environment. The Upper School, homeschool program fosters collaboration and its “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.



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


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 artwork.



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 – CLASS IS FULL
  • Violin


The course focuses on phonics, fluency, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, reading comprehension, writing processes and more. The goal for the program is to help students develop strategies for active reading and clear writing.



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 social club improves:

  • Problem Solving
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Abstract Reasoning




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
  • Japanese (Online)
  • Spanish I – CLASS IS FULL
  • Spanish II




Students participate in seasonal team sports under the guidance of a professional coach or fitness trainer in various sports including:




Students enjoy handson learning and weekly instruction led by certified instructors giving coop students the opportunity to partake in club activities such as the:

Spelling Bee Contest
Chess Tournament
Book Club


HCHC Leadership Academy