Welcome to the Upper School
Chadwick’s mission is demonstrated in the Upper School academic and co-curricular opportunities with three interconnecting themes.
Academic excellence goes beyond the mastery of knowledge; it involves a deep and broad understanding of themes, concepts and connections. In their studies of the humanities, sciences, mathematics, technology, global languages, and the arts, students engage in problem-solving, application, analysis, critical thinking, writing and research. In doing so, they gain an appreciation for the contributions of the past, the realities of the present, and the challenges and possibilities of the future, resulting in a capacity for independent thinking and a lifelong love of learning.
Exemplary character, another cornerstone of Chadwick’s mission, means that all members of the community live in a manner consistent with the school’s core values: respect, responsibility, honesty, compassion, and fairness. Exemplary character is demonstrated by the ability to make difficult and sometimes painful choices and decisions, understanding one’s effect on others, being accountable for one’s words and actions, and acting with integrity.
Chadwick students engage in self-discovery through their experiences in the school community. Each has gifts and talents yet to be discovered, brought out by opportunities available in the Upper School. During their time at Chadwick, our students learn who they are and how they might use their gifts to enrich their communities and the larger world. Talents emerge on the playing field, in the science lab or math classroom, in the art studio, in writing or debate, or through a combination of these endeavors and more, leading to further exploration and increasing expertise.
Chadwick graduates are confident in their readiness and preparation for the next phase of their lives: they involve themselves in their college and university communities as they have at Chadwick. They engage in familiar pursuits and venture into new ones, and they immerse themselves in the excitement of expanded academic and intellectual opportunities, as they ready themselves to make significant contributions to their communities and the world beyond.