Our Philosophy & Approach
Our Upper School (Grades 5 to 8) is a vibrant place where your child will embark on an academic and intellectual adventure, while still preserving and honoring the youthfulness of their middle school years.
Students experience daily opportunities to be challenged, make important connections, and learn to understand and leverage their individual learning style. They tackle multi-layered exploration and test complex hypotheses with curiosity and creativity.
They learn to work through nuance and disagreement to find the best answers to increasingly difficult questions—not only about literature and physics, but also about community, character, and the world around them.
Stretching into new pursuits and striving for ambitious goals, students enjoy choice in crafting their academic experience, while receiving support from advisors, faculty members, and peers as they begin to actualize their full selves.
Peck graduates confidently bring a genuine love of learning to top-rated area secondary schools and prestigious boarding schools. From there, they excel in their lifelong pursuit of learning—wherever that may take them.