Mercedes has been at ESD for 40 years.
Our role as educators is to know, challenge, and love our students - in return, we can fairly ask them to work hard, build their character, and take care of each other.
- Henry Heil, Head of Upper School
The academic program of the Upper School represents a four-year college preparatory curriculum that provides broad training in the liberal arts and sciences and stresses independent thinking, writing, critical reading, discipline, and creativity. Each student is assigned a faculty advisor who provides guidance, counseling, and support.
We promote understanding through classroom experiences and real-world applications that involve students in the in-depth discovery and development of their talents, skills, and acquired knowledge.