What makes a great School?
Unparalleled Academics: Where excellence is revered.
Upper School: Over 160 courses, including 25 AP courses, offer a broad foundation of core subjects and an enormous variety of electives, allowing students to explore subjects in depth and start down their own personal path well before college.
Lower School: Curriculum takes advantage of a child’s natural gifts of listening and imitation, while theme-based learning helps students see the connection between different subjects, preparing students for the Upper School’s rigorous academic program.
Dynamic Faculty: Where teachers inspire students.
Upper School: In addition to imparting knowledge and sparking curiosity, our teachers instill values and a greater sense of community. Teachers go out of their way to help students discover the power of their own potential in the classroom, on the field and in the arts.
Lower School: Small classes, individualized attention and a team approach to teaching enable faculty to effectively guide their students. Teachers and students work together to build a community of learners.
Unmatched diversity: Where friendships overcome stereotypes.
Upper School: Every year, Sem is home to more than 80 international students from over 20 countries and boarding students from 15 different states. Students develop a global perspective, which will be essential for successful professionals in the future.
Lower School: The Respect and Responsibility program brings older and younger students together throughout the year to work on community service projects and to explore values such as empathy, conflict resolution and treating others fairly.
Unrivaled Arts, Athletics and Activities: Where interests become passions.
Upper School: Sports, visual and performing arts and other extracurriculars enhance the academic experience. These opportunities encourage involvement, build confidence and train leaders.
Lower School: Sports, visual and performing arts and other extracurriculars complement academic work and teach valuable lessons that facilitate student development.
Enviable outcomes: Sem is a place that transforms lives.
Upper School: With a focus on helping each student find his or her right fit, the college counseling process, beginning in tenth grade, is extraordinarily thorough and highly individualized. Students graduate with integrity and the skills for learning and life. While 100 percent of graduates continue on to four-year colleges, 55 percent of our students are accepted at colleges and universities considered “highly” and “most competitive.”
Lower School: With an emphasis on reading, writing, math and language skills, students receive the educational foundation needed to flourish in the Upper School’s college preparatory program.
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