All About Upper School

What is the Upper School?

Hopkins is a hub of intellectual curiosity where motivated high school students, in partnership with invested educators, have many opportunities to pursue academic excellence, balanced by creative and physical activities in arts and athletics.

Here, at the nation's third oldest independent school, high-achieving high school students come to learn with an intellectual passion. In Grades 9 and 10, the curriculum is mostly prescriptive, whereas students gain more ability to focus or explore in their 11th- and 12th-grade years. Also in Grades 11 and 12, students also have the ability to explore one of our Signature Academic Programs, Study Abroad and/or our Senior Project program. To augment the overall academic program, students are encouraged to engage in athletics, arts, and other extracurricular activities, including clubs and community service. For more information on each grade, courses, programs and activities outside the classroom, please explore the links below.

List of 4 items.

  • All About 9th Grade

    Read More
  • All About 10th Grade

    Read More
  • All About 11th Grade

    Read More
  • All About 12th Grade

    Read More

Meet An Upper Schooler

List of 3 items.

  • Meet George

    Read More
  • Meet Ranease

    Read More
  • Meet Will

    Read More

List of 1 items.

  • A Day in the Life of Lauren, Grade 10

    At Hopkins we have a two week (Maroon & Grey) rotating schedule; not all classes meet every day. Here is an example of a typical Maroon Tuesday for me during my 10th grade year.
    Read More