Upper School (9-12)
Upper School represents the culmination of all which Bolles offers in educational excellence and college preparation. A highly committed faculty, consisting of teachers who are recognized as educational leaders in their subjects, presents a curriculum which promotes individual motivation and makes learning a stimulating experience. Eighty-six of the faculty hold master's degrees and nine hold doctorates.
Within this accelerated academic environment, there are stirring moments of discovery and victories over difficult assignments. Each student is offered the opportunity to excel in some way by exploring personal interests and abilities. The satisfaction of personal achievement is as likely to come from solving a difficult equation in an advanced algebra class using the latest in hand-held technology as it is from creating something beautiful with one's hands. Challenging each student to feel that level of personal satisfaction is the goal of all those involved in Upper School teaching.
The Bolles School sponsors the Alpha Chapter of the National Honor Society under the sponsorship and supervision of the National Association of Secondary School Principals. The society exists to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, and to develop character in the students of the School.
The Upper School curriculum is designed to prepare each student for college and beyond. All classes are taught in a demanding but exciting environment that refines the skills of each student. Honors classes and the Advanced Placement Program encourage students to reach for the highest level of their abilities while allowing students to receive advanced placement and/or college credits.
The Bolles School searches worldwide for teachers who are experts in their field of instruction because such teachers involve students actively in the learning process and stimulate their learning to the highest level. The School encourages the continued growth of its faculty by providing opportunities for teachers to participate in national and international conferences, workshops and seminars. Upper School facilities are equipped with the latest in technology including a multimedia room, two computer labs, science labs and lecture hall, and the Internet Room to enhance the learning process.