The Upper School incorporates the school’s mission of engagement and social justice within an academic curriculum. Lessons balance active experiential learning, intellectual inquiry and adolescent development. Projects, such as role play, science experiments, math trails, autobiographies, interviews and more, bring the curriculum to life. Mastery of academic skills occurs in tandem with increased self-awareness and community involvement. Fifth and sixth graders have a homeroom teacher and specialists for science, art, music, Spanish, shop, technology, library and physical education In seventh and eighth grade, the program is fully departmentalized and taught by specialists for each subject. Electives for sixth, seventh and eighth graders include a range of arts, music, technology and physical education offerings, including team sports. Seventh- and eighth-graders meet regularly with an advisor who provides personal and academic support.