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Upper School Curriculum and Faculty

_DSC7626Students in our Upper School continue to challenge themselves as scholars while expanding their conception of their place in the wider world. Each subject is taught by a specialist teacher, and Upper School students move from classroom to classroom in their pursuit of knowledge and wisdom. In addition to the traditional subjects — History, Math, English, Science — Upper-School students also gain exposure to Art History and Studio Art, Latin, French, and Physical Education. Transitioning between classes, increased academic expectations, and project-based and service-oriented learning help to prepare our students for their lives beyond The Academy. Rigorous academics combine with careful mentorship to ensure that each student is prepared for high school emotionally and intellectually. We invite you to learn more about Upper School at The Academy by visiting the individual faculty pages below:


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John Lynch

learn more about our English program



Math, Science, and Engineering

Dr. Dave Baker

learn more about our Math program

learn more about Science and Engineering



Jason Konik

learn more about our History program


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Emily Schumacher

learn more about our Art and Art History program


Earth Science

Janis Chun

learn more about our Earth Science program


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Anil Fermin

learn more about our French program


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Kristen Manson

learn more about our Physical Education program



Monica Ciofalo

learn more about our Latin program

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