The upper school includes fifth through eighth grades. Expanding on the recurring themes of community, culture, confidence, compassion, and continuity from the lower school curriculum, upper school students study a variety of subjects across various discplines. Building on the strength of program from the lower school, upper school students continue to grow in their analytical and critcal thinking skills as well as continue to develop their fine art skills.
Moving up to the third floor, our Upper School students continue to develop their leadership skills and to grow in their independence. Our Upper School program seeks to continue building on the early foundations of our Pre-K, K, and Lower School program as students prepare for high school, college, and beyond.
Field trips continue to play a key role in creating an authentic inter-curriculum experience for our upper school students. Just as our younger students benefit from understanding more about the world (and city and state!) around them, our older students continue to more deeply understand and apply the concepts they are learning about in the classroom through various field trips during the year. It is important that our upper school students understand the advantage of having the larger downtown "classroom" just outside their Advent classroom doors! While upper school students take a variety of trips throught the year, below are some of the key field trips each grade takes.