Departments and Classes
An immersive and inspiring education that prepares you for anything.
The accelerating pace of change makes it hard to predict the future, so we let real-world events lead deep learning so students see the relevance and urgency of every assignment.
Our Early Childhood students learn through play and wondering about the world, while Lower School students explore academic subjects and build skills around exciting, engaging themes like Wabenaki culture and immigration and industrialization. Middle School students begin to master more complex subjects and take greater responsibility for their progress in classrooms designed to let them move around and speak their minds. And our Upper School students spend their school days evaluating mRNA efficacy by analyzing COVID-19 data, exploring feminism in Islam, discussing democracy with world leaders, and much more.
courses in upper school
Upper School Course Levels
Available in English 9 and 10, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. Intensive courses explore topics more deeply, investigate related topics, and help students gain greater skill mastery.
Offered only by the mathematics department. Accelerated courses are designed to help students develop a higher level of independent thinking and problem-solving skills that prepare them for more advanced studies in math.
Offered in Biology, Physics, and Foreign Language electives. Following the third level, Spanish and French require a semester composition course prior to enrollment in advanced electives. Advanced coursework in Chinese begins at Chinese IV and in Latin after the completion of Latin III.
How do you get students excited about science?
Real data and experiments. Teachers with real science experience. Collaborations with real scientists. See why Waynflete students of all ages are really into science