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Upper School

Your student pushes themselves toward ever-advancing mastery in upper school as they prepare for a confident lift-off to college and an authentic, fulfilling life beyond.

A fully engrossing college-prep Montessori school, with an IB Diploma Programme? To those just getting to know Montessori education and the International Baccalaureate (IB) continuum, this series of descriptors can seem surprising— but as you get to know MSR and our real-life learning approach, the synergy of this combination makes perfect sense.

In some ways, Upper School at MSR looks exactly like what you would expect to see at any high school. Our students tackle advanced course work, take challenging exams, perform large-scope research and writing projects, compete in athletics, participate in extracurricular studies and activities in languages, arts, and technology. The difference: at MSR, we emphasize more than academic readiness. Your student meets and exceeds advancing academic benchmarks as part of a more complete and balanced approach to college and life preparation.

Our Montessori approach (as well as our optional IB Diploma track) ensures your child is academically prepared for the rigors of college and prepared to launch into adult life with confidence. As the world opens up before them, we apply all that we know about adolescent development in general and about your child in particular to make sure these years ignite unique passions and fuel them with the academic, social, emotional, and other real-life skills they need to succeed. Because at MSR, they're not just preparing for the future, but practicing a way of life now that they'll carry with her into college and life beyond.

The Next Step

MSR graduates—self-assured, make-it-happen, entrepreneurial thinkers—who have come to trust in themselves as masters of their own destinies and engineers of their own authentic, fulfilling lives are ready to take on any challenge as they pursue their brightest futures with confidence.

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