The focus of the upper school program is on preparing students for the next phase of their education. Through classroom discussions and research projects, they further develop their skills of summarization, analysis, and synthesis, and they refine their ability to present and defend their ideas.

Over my 12 years at St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh's, I always felt like the school administration, faculty, and families embraced my Jain faith and sought to learn from the religious diversity that so many of us brought to the community. This experience made me more confident in sharing who I am with others.

Rohan Jain, Class of 2023

Upper school students focused on their homework, collaborating and studying together in a classroom.

Uppers School Opportunities

Math instruction in both grades is differentiated so that teachers are able to provide support and enrichment as needed. The introduction of Latin deepens their study and understanding of language. Upper school students have the opportunity to join our competitive athletics program. As part of the New York City Athletic League, our teams compete in soccer, cross-country, basketball, volleyball, and track and field.

The secondary school application and placement process is a pivotal time of growth and self-discovery. By the time they graduate, our students come to see themselves as talented, insightful contributors to our school and the world.

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