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.The daily schedule allows time for students to meet with teachers outside of class. Each student is assigned a faculty advisor who provides guidance, counseling, and support. Advisors and students share in conversation at weekly lunch meetings and advisory meetings. During the lunch period, there are relaxed opportunities for conversations with faculty and friends. Teachers and students may schedule brief tutorial sessions throughout the week.
Homework and outside preparation are required. Students may expect to spend 30 to 45 minutes per day outside of class on each academic subject. Honors and AP courses are available to qualified students upon faculty recommendation and may require significant extra effort and preparation outside of class.
Upper School Course Catalog
Please click on the document below to learn about the curriculum in each of the disciplines ESD teaches.