Upper School Programs & Courses
Our private high school curriculum offers a rigorous academic program to challenge every student and satisfy a broad range of interests. MBS students can also participate in an array of co-curricular options to gain a deeper understanding of themselves while contributing to the community beyond.
We encourage our students to take risks, to engage deeply in learning, and to become independent thinkers. At MBS, we teach the values and habits of mind that we believe will prepare young people not only for success in college, but also for lives of meaning and fulfillment.
|Math||3 years (Integrated Math 1, 2, 3)|
|Science||3 years laboratory sciences with no repeat|
|Arts||1 year fulfilled through the Art and Design or Performing Arts Program
(2 years starting with Class of 2024)
|World Language||3 consecutive years of the same language|
Wellness 9 (full year); Wellness 10 (one semester), Integrative Health (one semester)
Interdisciplinary Concentrations Program
The Interdisciplinary Concentrations Program offers pathways for students eager to explore an aspect of the world that transcends single classes, disciplines, and extracurricular pursuits
Advanced Seminars foreground critical thought and discussion, requiring students both to think across disciplinary boundaries and to engage in college-level readings and arguments.
Our Independent Study program encourages Upper School students to explore areas of interest that fall outside the traditional course catalog.
This integrated Upper School curriculum, global in perspective, will allow your student to make new and surprising connections among different cultures.
Earned Honors Model
Upper School has created a model in many classes whereby students are given the opportunity to earn honors on the basis of the work they produce.
Writing Across the Curriculum
In this Upper School program, students are given frequent opportunities to write and think more critically and creatively and engage more deeply in their learning.
Advanced Studies Program
The Upper School offers a suite of discipline-specific, year-long Advanced Studies (AS) courses that equal or exceed AP courses as rigorous alternatives to the standardized AP curriculum.