OES’s Upper School academic program is scaffolded to emphasize intellectual challenge, student agency and choice, and learning skills. Over the course of their four years in the Upper School, students explore new ideas and areas of study, discover passions, commit to long term projects, and create meaningful and significant understandings. Upper School classes are intentionally challenging, with the intensity and expectations increasing as students gain confidence, develop skills, and grow in their capacity for learning.

The diverse offering of classes and experiences is essential in, as our school’s Identity Statement says, “educating toward a larger purpose—toward inclusion and respect, understanding and compassion, service and social justice, and toward meaning and commitment beyond ourselves.” Our experienced educators focus on individualization through inquiry so that each student has the opportunity to try new things, engage with meaningful content, surprise themselves with discoveries, and truly own the trajectory of their growth in order to fully realize their power for good.

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Upper School Schedule