Upper School Welcome
The Student First focus and individualized differentiated instruction carries through the Upper School curriculum and leads to graduation with a high school diploma. The curriculum offers rigorous academic courses, community service, transition classes, extracurricular activities and an advisory program. Kingsbury offers Advanced Placement (AP) courses in a range of academic subjects and blended learning is integrated throughout the curriculum. Field trips, including overnight trips and a day trip to Gettysburg, are an integral part of the Upper School program.
A full high school experience for Kingsbury students provides a platform for personal growth, and students are able to contribute to their school community through a variety of clubs and activities, including Athletics, Student Government, Student Ambassadors, Kingsbury Chorus, Yearbook and Playback Theatre. Events including Prom, Senior Retreat, Homecoming Dance, Winter Ball and Field Days, all of which contribute to a full high school experience.
Each semester, Kingsbury Upper School students select a topic of their choice for Enrichment Clusters. Enrichment Clusters are a school-wide initiative, involving faculty, staff and students. Clusters meet bi-weekly over the course of the semester. The topics are student-driven and provide staff and students with the opportunity to explore an area of personal interest.
Kingsbury Seniors complete a Capstone Project, working with an Advisor throughout the year, to prepare and present a project to peers, staff, faculty and family during a special spring evening event. Capstone Projects focus on an area of personal interest and develop seniors’ research, writing, thinking and speaking skills.
Kingsbury offers a traditional four-year Upper School program, as well as an Academy for Extended Learning (the Five-Year Option). Students become eligible for the Five-Year Option in either Grade 9 or 10, based on a review and recommendation.
Kingsbury’s HOPE program is designed for the non-traditional high school-aged student. It is a year-round program offered during morning, afternoon and evening hours.