The Upper School fosters intellectual curiosity and genuine academic engagement through a rigorous and varied college-preparatory curriculum, abundant opportunities for research across the curriculum and a wealth of specialized elective courses for students to explore and further their unique interests. Honors courses, advanced placement (AP) courses and electives such as Advanced Math Seminar, Computer-aided Design (Cad), Creative Writing, Animal Science, Portfolio Development, Robotic Engineering, Spanish Culture and Conversation, Stagecraft and Urban Sociology speak to the depth and breadth of the course offerings.
Students are encouraged to challenge themselves and to strive for excellence while maintaining balance in their lives and discovering their own unique passions. as a result, GSB students are known for their enthusiastic approach to academic exploration and their pursuit of authentic understanding. They are students who love learning and who aspire to make meaningful contributions to the larger world. Our graduates are confident, independent and thoughtful individuals, well prepared for the challenges of college and beyond.