Upper School

Your student pushes himself toward ever advancing mastery in upper school as he prepares for a confident lift-off to college and an authentic, fulfilling life beyond.

In some ways, Upper School at MSR looks exactly like what you would expect to see at any high school. Our students tackle advanced course work, take challenging exams, perform large-scope research and writing projects, compete in varsity athletics, participate in a distinguishing array of extracurricular studies and activities in languages, arts, and technology. And for good reason — these experiences are essential to your student’s overall readiness for university-level work. The difference: at MSR, we emphasize more than academic readiness. Your student meets and exceeds advancing academic benchmarks as part of a more complete and balanced approach to college (and life) preparation.

Our Montessori philosophy and approach ensures not only that your child is academically prepared for the rigors of college but also that she launches into her adult life confident in who she is and comfortable in how she relates to peers and adults, fully aware of her greatest strengths and talents, equipped to pursue her passions with purpose, and thoroughly capable of independently managing and directing her own work.

As the world opens up before her, we apply all that we know about adolescent development in general and about your child in particular to make sure these years ignite her unique passions and fuel them with the academic, social, emotional, and other real-life skills she needs to succeed. Because at MSR, she’s not just preparing for the future, she’s practicing a way of life now that she’ll carry with her into college and life beyond.

THIRD PLANE OF DEVELOPMENT
UPPER SCHOOL COURSE OF STUDY
UPPER SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT
UPPER SCHOOL PEDAGOGY


COLLEGE COUNSELING

THE NEXT STEP

MSR graduates—self-assured, make-it-happen, entrepreneurial thinkers—who have come to trust in themselves as masters of their own destinies and engineers of their own authentic, fulfilling lives are ready to take on any challenge—in college and beyond—and to pursue their brightest futures with confidence.