The 38 students making up the Class of 2016 earned $6 million in scholarships. This breaks the high bar of $3.02 million previously set by the 37 students in the Class of 2015.
100% of graduates were accepted to at least two colleges/universities. 53% were accepted to at least one college/university ranked in the Top 150 (U.S. News & World Report rankings), surpassing the board goal of 50%. Of course, the Upper School is very proud of Jazmyne Smith, our first ivy-leaguer, who will be attending the University of Pennsylvania in fall; Alexis Tolbert will be attending the very prestigious Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota.
Live and Learn Overseas Opportunities:
The number of students participating in our experiential learning programs continues to rise with 1 student participating in NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School), 13 students participating in EIL (Experiment in International Living) and 9 students participating in SDC (Student Diplomacy Corp). A total of 23 students will be travelling to France, China, Costa Rica, Peru, Spain, Ireland, Italy, Argentina, Mexico, Uruguay, and Japan over the summer.
The Upper School was recognized by U. S. News & World Report for the fourth straight year as one of the best high schools in America. Newsweek also selected the Upper School as a top “Beating the Odds” school (ranked #199 in the country), which recognizes high achieving, high poverty schools