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Upper School

About

Tower Hill’s Upper School is a vibrant place of discovery and growth. We believe in the limitless potential of young people and consider it a privilege to share their journeys with them. Our scholars, artists and athletes live our motto, Multa Bene Facta, many things done well.

Upper School students at Tower Hill can choose from over 60 electives as they craft their academic program alongside their academic advisor and Class Dean, two adults tasked with supporting student intellectual growth and agency. Our curriculum has classical roots and contemporary branches. It lives, expanding in directions appropriate to student interest, faculty passion and expertise, and world events. 
 
In our program, students propose and carry out original research projects, produce college-level writing with careful mentorship, and experience interdisciplinary, exploratory learning both in the daily classroom environment and through Tower Term, a culminating, five-day mini-term at the end of each school year. 
 
Because we believe that our students are capable of great things, the faculty at Tower Hill have high expectations and hold themselves to high standards in supporting students. Our teachers, coaches and staff devote themselves to encouraging students’ existing passions, introducing them to new joys, and fostering their positive character development throughout their time in the Upper School. 
 
We devote ourselves to building an environment in which every child will thrive.
 
 
Sarah Baker
Head of Upper School
 

Upper School Handbook

The Upper School Handbook outlines the student experience and expectations for families. Each year, students are required to have a solid understanding of the school’s expectations as they are outlined in this handbook. Each student signs a pledge affirming they have both read and will commit to the Honor Code and the standards set forth in this handbook. 

2021-2022 Upper School Handbook - PDF

2021-2022 Upper School Handbook - View Online

Upper School Videos

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