Upper School

Signature Academic Programs

Seize Opportunity. Navigate Challenges. Take Command. Engage the World.

The upper school program follows a purposeful sequence of courses that help students acquire strong content knowledge in each discipline, an intellectual frame of reference and disciplined thinking and communication skills.
Careful reading, analysis, writing, speaking, problem solving, research and effective use of technology are among the 21st century competencies they develop to help them succeed at the university and beyond. We graduate students who are ready for college - and ready for life.

Upper School College Preparatory Curriculum Offers:

  • Advanced Placement and honors-level courses in each subject area
  • Small class sizes allowing students and faculty members to develop close, personal relationships
  • Faculty with a wide repertoire of teaching methodology
  • Elective courses in technology as well as the fine and performing arts
  • High level of participation and responsibility for individual study and contribution to discussions
  • Access to Boston area universities, museums and other centers for learning beyond the classroom 
  • Cocurricular activities that include our award-winning school newspaper, student government, theater productions, art exhibits, speech tournaments, musical performances, conservation and recycling, service and much more

Unique to Montrose: Upper School

Montrose's purposefully designed academic program offers opportunities for students to develop a more robust high school transcript.

Capstone: Nora Cahill '19

Nora Cahill '19 shares her research on gender disparity in the American justice system and her proposals for how to solve it in her Senior Capstone presentation.

Capstone: Elizabeth Ling '18

In her Senior Capstone, Elizabeth Ling '18 discusses self-reflection, communication, and the role of technology in the development of empathy.

Capstone: Bella Rinaldi '19

Bella Rinaldi '19 tackles the question of the NFL's approach to concussion prevention and awareness in her Senior Capstone presentation.