The Upper School
Upper School News & Information
The Upper School places a high priority on the love of learning, the use of talents and skills for the greater good, and respect for the diversity of the PCDS community and the larger community of which the school is a part.
Students in the Upper School mix a challenging academic schedule with sports, social activities, and community service. They know that their success, like other things important in life, comes from self-motivation and perseverance. They achieve a solid academic grounding through a superior liberal arts curriculum with numerous electives that enable them to explore individual interests.
The Upper School prepares students for entrance into selective colleges and universities. All graduating seniors enter college, and more than one hundred colleges visit our campus each year to attract students to their schools. To meet the needs of such an able and motivated student body, PCDS recruits a highly talented academic faculty and offers small classes with easy access to teachers and learning resources. Our Director of College Counseling, who has more than 30 years of experience with PCDS students, has earned the respect of college admissions officers throughout the country.