Upper School

Welcome to the Upper School

The Upper School provides students with the preparation to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world through the lens of a Quaker education. Our rigorous academic program, combined with the many opportunities to learn outside the classroom, is designed to instill a sense of social responsibility and to generate resiliency in the face of adversity.

Our diverse community celebrates many different points of view, interests and backgrounds, but all of our students have in common a passion for learning and a respect for both individual and community. We encourage our students to participate fully in the life of the School and to take advantage of the many opportunities that are available to them. As you explore our website, you will see the richness of our program.

The relationships among students and between students and teachers are the heart of the Upper School experience, and our teachers understand that a student is a whole human being whose value is not tied to the grade on a report card. They provide structures for students to be active decision-makers and self-advocates in a supportive and joyful environment. Students are challenged to step out of their comfort zones, to become familiar with uncertainty and see it as a source of excitement and promise.

The Upper School is an exciting, energetic, and fun environment that provides the scaffolding for students to build their own unique experience as they grow and develop into young adults.

Upper School News

  • The Art of Powerful Citizenship

    Posted March 1

    Eric Liu, the 2017 John Fisher Zeidman ’79 Memorial Lecturer, teaches young people how to be a force for good in their communities.

  • Truth Spoken Here

    Posted February 17

    During the annual Black Student Union Production, students explored race and identity through song, dance, rap, and poetry.

  • “Music Makes the World Go ’Round”

    Posted February 14

    Alyson Cambridge ’97, international opera and jazz singer, returns to the place where she once harbored a big secret!

This Month's Quaker Query

“How do we take measure of past and present inequalities? How do we mend them?” Upper School Quaker Life Committee

Upper School Administration

Mamadou GuèyePrincipal

Brittany Chase, Executive Assistant to the Principal

Min Kim
, Assistant Principal/Academic Dean

Michael Woods
, Dean of Students

Darren Speece, Assistant Dean of Students 

Diane Scattergood, 9th Grade Dean

Crystal Matthews, Assistant to the Dean of Students/Attendance
Attendance E-mail

Robbie Gross, Assistant Academic Dean

Jackie Morillas, Administrative Assistant to the Director of College Counseling and to the Assistant Principal/Academic Dean