Academics & Arts
Upper School (Grades 9-12)
In Laurel’s Upper School, girls come into their intellectual power and move towards solidifying their passions and goals.
We know that girls learn best when their learning experiences are experiential, interdisciplinary and community-based and when their course work allows them to pursue interests and complete meaningful work. Whether a girl has a passion for STEM Research, thrives on lively discussions of the themes in British literature or loves the challenge of multivariable calculus, our Upper School course progression is designed to allow a girl to pursue an individualized path tailored to her intellectual passions.
We understand, guided by Laurel’s Center for Research on Girls, that this quest to define personal ambitions can be difficult. Laurel faculty and advisors are guides and mentors as girls find their voices and build their code of ethics, their creativity, resilience and compassion all while navigating the rigors of a demanding curriculum.