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We don’t need our students to be able to answer the questions of the past, or even the questions of today. Our students need to be able to answer the questions of the future. However, we don’t know what those questions will be yet. . . . So we need to equip our students with the problem-solving skills and techniques that will be useful—regardless of the questions they’re confronted with.

–Dennis Hu, Upper School math teacher and Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator

 

Learning at the Upper School

 

The Upper School nurtures the intellectual talents and interests of all our students, inspires them to turn inquiry into insight, and empowers them to achieve their maximum potential. Here, students are challenged to think, supported to think, and eager to think—resulting in a deep and enjoyable education that lasts. Browse the Upper School Curriculum Guide below. 

 

Download the Upper School Curriculum Guide.

Advanced Curricular Opportunities Pilot

MKA’s Advanced Curricular Opportunities Pilot (ACOP) connects Upper School students to further applications and explorations of their work at MKA and celebrates meaningful student endeavors that happen beyond our walls. 

ACOP aims to help students figure out where and how they want to learn outside of MKA, and how they can bring the full scope of this learning to the work that they do at school. When successful, it is an additional tributary of learning that nourishes MKA’s robust curricular and extracurricular programs and dynamic classroom settings. 

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of students in grade 9 take Global Citizenship, preparing them to be ethical, engaged and informed members of the world community.


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of Upper School students take three years of a world language, launching them on the road to fluency.

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of Upper School students can opt to take sophisticated, niche courses, such as economics and computer science.


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of Upper School students learn how to use a weight room and develop personal fitness regimens.


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of students in grade 12 spend several weeks before graduation intensively pursuing an area of interest during May Term.