Welcome to Upper Division (Grades 4-8)

The upper division faculty and I share a deep commitment to our middle and upper school students. From their first overnight field trip to Philadelphia, to the life-changing process of choosing the right secondary school, upper division students seem to grow up before our very eyes.” Anne Rabbino, Upper Division Director

Thank you for exploring the upper division at St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s! As upper division director, I take great pride in our students, faculty, and curriculum; together, they create an academic environment that is both serious and spirited.

The upper division faculty and I share a deep commitment to nurturing middle and upper school students. From their first overnight field trip to Philadelphia, to the life-changing process of choosing the right secondary school, upper division students seem to grow up before our very eyes. Taking part in this development is tremendously rewarding.

When I meet students in fourth grade, they can be both cautious and also eager to take on the new challenges that they will encounter in the next five years. Our exceptional faculty inspire them to become scholars in their own right, and students’ sense of independence deepens with each year. When our students graduate, they have read broadly and deeply; solved complex mathematical problems and tackled ethical ones; served their neighbors in our community; performed Shakespeare; created and exhibited original artwork; conquered the periodic table of elements; competed on athletic teams; learned to speak Latin; and made music together. It is a privilege to take part in this incredible time of growth for our students and their families.

Sincerely, 

Anne Rabbino
Upper Division Director