The Upper School consists of grades 5 through 8 at The Town School. The curriculum is coeducational, independent, and very rigorous, giving students a strong academic background to prepare them for high school and college.
One of the hallmarks of education at The Town Upper School is that the program is departmentalized. Each class is taught by teachers who are experts in their fields. Another distinguishing mark of the school is that students – all students – have a faculty advisor.
Students in the Town Upper School have plenty of opportunities to assume leadership roles. They participate in student government, plan assemblies, organize community service projects and social events, serve on the yearbook staff, write and contribute to the school’s literary magazine, and play interscholastic sports. Students enrolled in the Town School Upper School are very active.
Core courses include English, history, social studies, science, and mathematics. Students in the fifth grade can learn Spanish or French. In the seventh grade students begin to study Latin.
There are two technology labs at the school. Students use the labs for writing school papers and for other technology projects. Students also have access to science labs, a library, Smartboards, and computers. Life at The Town School Upper School is fun and challenging.