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Upper School

A Message from Phil Schwartz, Head of Upper School

In AC's Upper School, students experience a variety of teaching styles including seminar-style classrooms, lectures, discussions, projects, writing workshops, and collaborative learning. Our innovative schedule allows for students to participate in hands-on, in-depth learning that prepares students for college and the real world. 
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Upper School students and their families can expect:

  • A vigorous, active, college preparatory education
  • A wide variety of  extracurricular opportunities
  • A focus on developing global-minded citizens, ready to face any challenge
  • Individualized learning guided by an outstanding faculty.
  • Challenging and rewarding schoolwork that requires time and attention daily, including significant papers, projects, and examinations
  • The opportunity to participate in team sports as well as visual and performing arts, providing the chance to develop discipline, creativity, and problem solving skills
  • Regular communication among students, faculty, and parents, with open opportunities for meetings and conferences with teachers, Deans, and the Head of Upper School


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Forms & Resources

With links to Admissions Forms, Curriculum Guides, Health Forms, the Dress Code, Supply Lists and everything in-between, this page has all the info you and your family need to prepare for a year at AC. 
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