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

  • Ebola and the Bright Continent

    Posted November 14

    The Building Bridges with Africa club hosted an Ebola forum to discuss the changing epidemic and the United States’ place in combating it.

  • Build a car? Sure thing!

    Posted November 11

    The engineering class took advantage of a nice fall day to build and race small, battery-operated cars.

  • Kennedy Center greats deliver a jaw dropping performance

    Posted November 5

    The Domingo-Cafritz program opera singers and Apollo orchestra perform alongside Upper School chorus in a packed meeting room on Sunday.

This Month's Quaker Query

“As we begin a new school year, what can we preserve, change, or embrace to allow us to be creative and productive while maintaining our peace of mind?” Upper School Quaker Life Committee and Student Government

Upper School Administration

Mamadou GuèyeInterim Principal
202-537-8162
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Ilona Tipp, Executive Assistant to the Principal
202-537-8162
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Min Kim
, Temporary Assistant Upper School Principal, Interim Academic Dean
202-537-8156
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Michael Woods
, Dean of Students
202-537-8160
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Darren Speece, Assistant Dean of Students 
202-537-1056
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Diane Scattergood , 9th Grade Dean
202-537-8106
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Susannah Parker, Assistant to the Dean of Students/Attendance
202-537-8160
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Jon MorminoInterim Assistant Academic Dean
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Jackie Morillas, Administrative Assistant, College Counseling and to the Academic Dean
202-537-8167
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