Grades: PK-9 | 151 students
Upland began the first international exchange program at the middle school level in the country. Each year, two or more students from Turku, Finland spend their ninth grade year at Upland and Upland 8th and 9th graders travel to Finland and Germany or England to play hockey or lacrosse, experience the culture and take part in a tradition that dates back more than 35 years.
Upland Country Day School`s mission is to develop independent and lifelong learners.
We want our students to be courageous, to be conscious and engaged learners, to appreciate the uniqueness of self and others, to be good citizens, and to demonstrate outstanding communication skills.
Our academic program, enhanced by The Harkness Method, our Kleberg IDEA Center, Singapore Math, state-of-the-art technology, the arts, and athletics, is designed to promote the intellectual, moral, and physical potential of each child.
Since 1948, Upland has endeavored to create a nurturing environment with small classes and a dedicated faculty who care deeply about children.
We want our our students to find joy in their learning, while maximizing their potential in the classroom, on the stage, in the studio or on the field of play.
All members of our school community - from faculty and administration to parents and students - work together to support the exciting things that happen here every day.
But it is to Upland's future that we look with an eager eye. We have adopted schoolwide innovations to promote student engagement, such as the Harkness Method of teaching, our new IDEA Center (Innovation, Discovery, Engineering and Art), flexible seating, cross-curricular collaboration, and Singapore math. Our small size allows us to embrace the latest research in teaching and learning to innovate our program and benefit our students.
We are also attempting to combat the declining quality of interpersonal communication by ensuring that every graduate leaves here with outstanding communication skills that they can translate to the modern world.
For 68 years Upland has been known throughout Chester County as a small school with big ideas about education.
But we would like to ask: Have you heard about Upland lately? Come and see what all the buzz is about!.
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS)
Delaware Association of Independent Schools
Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools
|Grades Offered||Grades Prekindergarten-9|
|Total Students||151 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color||
State avg.: 22%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||28 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||6:1
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree||
|Average Class Size||12 students|
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual
(dress pants/skirts, collared shirts)
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
|Tuition Notes||$8,800 (PK) to $24,750 (Gr. 9)|
|% on Financial Aid||
|Average Financial Aid Grant||$12,750|
|Admissions Director||Patrick Manahan|
|Total Sports Offered||5 sports|
|Sports||Field Hockey, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Winter TrackField Hockey, Ice Hockey,
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||11 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||Art, Art Studio, Chorus, Drama Productions, Film, Instrumental Music, Peer Mentoring, Robotics, Student Council, Vocal Ensemble, Yearbook Art, Art Studio, Chorus, Film, Peer Mentoring, Robotics, Vocal Ensemble, Yearbook, Drama Productions,
- Small classes, a solid curriculum, strong test scores, highly credentialed teachers- You expect these things from any good school. But at Upland Country Day, you should expect much more for your child. You should expect her to be known as an individual and valued as a member of a dynamic school community. You should expect him to be surrounded with a wealth of artistic, athletic, and character building opportunities so he discovers his own strengths and his own path. You should expect to be surprised how comfortable and confident she is and how easy it is for her to take risks and try things she never thought she would try. You should expect him to gain an appreciation and understanding of his world locally and globally. And, you should expect her to become not just her smartest self, but also her best self. When your child leaves here, he or she will be ready for anything. That`s what you should expect from Upland Country Day School.
Profile last updated: 05/11/2016
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