Upper School students immerse themselves in meaningful educational opportunities, both inside and outside the classroom. Whether it's a Class 9 student auditioning for the school play or a Class 12 student working in a Harvard Medical School lab during a MEDscience class, the examples of students pushing themselves to work harder or to try different things are limitless.
STEM fields are fully integrated into the Upper School curriculum and faculty assist students in developing the knowledge and skills for investigation, interpretation, and comprehension of the natural world.
In the Upper School, students write their own speeches with the help of a faculty advisor. This program allows students to express themselves in a compelling way and to lead and serve others. After graduation, many alumni seek such opportunities in college and careers.
Dexter Southfield is committed to having the arts play a significant role in the life of students and the School. Research has proven that participation in the performing and visual arts empowers students to express themselves artistically and creatively and to develop an appreciation for cultural events and the world around them.