Upper School Overview
In the Upper School, students become part of an exceptional learning community where they are nurtured and challenged to develop the habits of mind of scholars and reach their academic and personal potential. To this end, Palm Valley School’s individual attention to students, engaging, passionate, and innovative teaching, inquiry and exploration, academic, artistic, and athletic growth, trust, respect, and partnership, diversity, and responsibility to self and others, guide all of our curriculum and programming in the upper school.
Our small classes and teachers’ ability to design challenging classroom experiences foster student curiosity and breadth of interest, self-expression, joy, and ingenuity. All upper school students are encouraged by their advisors and teachers to engage actively in discussion, collaborate creatively to solve problems, to communicate their ideas effectively, and to learn from each other.
The culture of the upper school is demanding, joyful, supportive, and rewarding. Students build close personal relationships with their advisors, teachers, and each other to create a vibrant climate of cooperation and continuous commitment to the pursuit of learning and growth.