Upper School

Upper School Student
Chadwick doesn’t prepare you for the real world. It is the real world.

Chadwick’s Upper School for grades 9-12 is fertile ground for cultivating the skills, confidence and character to become a powerful changemaker in your own life — and out in the world. 

Mastering a rigorous curriculum and rich co-curricular experiences prepares you for an amazing future full of limitless possibilities. At Chadwick, you’ll go beyond academic learning to discover who you are, what you want most and how your gifts can enrich your communities.

Thinking Deeply & Leading Boldly

An unsurpassed education.

Get immersed in Chadwick’s Upper School with integrated coursework and projects that promote real-world application across subjects like science, technology, the arts and much more. There’s deep confidence and a lifelong advantage that comes from conquering challenging subjects and situations with both critical and creative thinking. 

An integrated approach.

Our integrated academic approach frequently blends subjects (e.g., incorporating science and math into a social studies assignment or culture and history into science) and promotes the kind of engagement that prepares you to collaborate and communicate effectively.

Chadwick graduates are confident in their readiness for the next phase of life. They’re eager to engage in their college communities, to immerse themselves in expanded academic and extracurricular opportunities, and to make significant contributions to the world. 

Our learning environment is exciting, challenging and filled with opportunities in academics, athletics, outdoor education, global citizenship and the arts.

If that inspires you, contact us today to schedule a visit. We’d love to meet you!

A community optimized for growth and expansion.

Chadwick students enjoy a kind of closeness and camaraderie you don’t see everyday. We care about and support one another through teamwork, friendly competition and compassion. From fellow students and mentor teachers to academic and college advisors, it’s the fabric of our culture — and it’s the perfect environment for learning and growth. 

Explore And Embrace Every Opportunity To Shine. 

Your Upper School experience will challenge you to break through your comfort zone — whether that’s trying new sports, theater arts, visual arts or a global citizenship or community service program, opportunities to explore your untapped talents and passions await around every corner. Your self-discovery is supported by the entire Chadwick community. 

Chadwick's Upper School students are tomorrow's leaders in the making

Upper School Highlights:

  • Upper School students earned the highest AP and SAT scores in the South Bay.
  • One-on-one college advisement begins in 11th grade, and your dedicated adviser has the time and resources to help you plan the most important aspect of your high school career. 
  • Modified block scheduling allows students to take on challenging academics and still explore their passions.
  • Chadwick student-athletes learn leadership skills and frequently win league, CIF and state championships.
  • Our award-winning performing arts programs offer an outstanding opportunity for students to enjoy and engage in music, dance and theater

Seize your future.

Your journey is just beginning and however your next adventure unfolds, Chadwick’s Upper School prepares you to think, do and lead long after graduation. 

The College Counseling Program provides critical academic and emotional guidance so you can explore all the exciting possibilities on your horizon with enthusiasm and confidently choose the college that best aligns with your goals and aspirations. 


of graduates plan to attend 4-year colleges




of students score a "3" or higher on AP tests