Upper School

Providence Country Day’s Upper School (grades 9–12) is abundant with opportunities. Through active participation across all areas of school life, students develop the tools needed to meet high expectations for leadership both in and out of the classroom.

Upper School Commencement

The vigorous college prep curriculum builds on our rigorous academics from the Middle School program. The Upper School Program is designed to inspire, challenge, encourage, and support all students, wherever they are in their unique educational journeys. With four years of rich course work available in each discipline, including a wide range of honors and AP courses, students will focus on the traditional disciplines as well as on the arts, with opportunities for both breadth and depth of study.

Our faculty challenge students to learn not only how to answer questions but also how to ask them—translating curiosity into inquiry. Because it is the close relationship between teacher and student that drives the best work we do, there are diverse opportunities for this contact to develop: through our small classes, the advisor system, extra help time and the roles many teachers assume as coaches and club advisors. As a result, Upper School students emerge as confident, engaged participants, who enliven our core values in their roles as leaders in the classroom, student government, the arts, extracurricular activities, and athletics. Students go forth from PCD as independent learners and thinkers, with the skills and practice to be resourceful, ethical innovators in both new and familiar settings.

PCD's college-prep curriculum is designed to teach students how to be critical thinkers and communicators, creative problem solvers, resilient innovators, and compassionate, ethical, and collaborative citizens.